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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Could red wine like syrah or shiraz and/or blueberries suddenly cause brow & lip swelling then lip rash afterwards, ie allergic reaction?

Could red wine like syrah or shiraz and/or blueberries suddenly cause brow & lip swelling then lip rash afterwards, ie allergic reaction?

Possibly: It's common to be allergic to these things, and it would be best for you to be evaluated in person by your family doctor (or a dermatologist or allergist). ...Read more

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Have to cease alchohol . Have consumed 10 to 12 ozs red wine daily for 10 years. Should i expect withdrawal symptoms?

I doubt it: A standard glass of wine is 4-5 oz. That means your are drinking only 2 glasses a night. That typically does not reach the level of consumption which would cause alcohol withdrawals. ...Read more

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I think im allergic to red wine. Get headaches.?

I think im allergic to red wine. Get headaches.?

Not a true allergy: Red wine can trigger headaches by affecting blood vessels. It is not an allergic reaction as it is due to a non-immune mechanism, but you would still want to avoid it. ...Read more

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I am allergic to sulfa drugs. How likely is it that i'm also allergic to the sulfites in red wine?

I am allergic to sulfa drugs. How likely is it that i'm also allergic to the sulfites in red wine?

Sulfa not= sulfite: Sulfonamide drug allergies are not generally predictive of reactions to sulfites. Although they sound similar, the body sees these chemicals quite differently. Sulfa antibiotics easily stimulate the immune system to make specific responses, hence allergies, but most reactions to sulfites are due to it being broken down into sulfur dioxide gas inside the body. ...Read more

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Red wine is helthy for weight lose?

Red wine is helthy for weight lose?

Wine does not: Cause one to lose weight. Wine is filled with sugar. To lose weight: eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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Why is red wine is so good for you?

Why is red wine is so good for you?

Antioxidants: Red wine ( a little better that other wines) has the antioxidants (flavonoids and resveratrol) from the grape and the positive effects of alcohol in small amounts. No more of two cups a day for males and one for women and no more than five times a week helps to prevent hear attacks. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/111/2/e10.full. ...Read more

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How to cure fatty leaver. Is ine bottle of red wine in a week is harmful?

How to cure fatty leaver. Is ine bottle of red wine in a week is harmful?

NAFLD: Fatty liver (nafld) is common finding on abdominal ultrasound in those who are overweight or obese. Best way to cure it is to lose central adiposity. That means exercise & nutrition. Men can typically have 2 drinks/d while women are allowed just 1/d. However, you're not supposed to drink more to make up for days you didn't imbibe. For now, best to avoid alcohol while you get rid of fatty liver. ...Read more

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Taking red wine is a best choice for health?

Taking red wine is a best choice for health?

Not Sure.: Studies are mixed on the issue of red wine. Some say there are heart benefits. Others say it increases the risk of cancer. It's probably best to drink red wine occasionally and in moderation rather than add it to your daily diet because of possible health benefits. Remember, the risks might actually outweigh any potential benefit. ...Read more

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How is red wine good for women ?

How is red wine good for women ?

Live longer....: Seems to prolong longevity. Total mortality decreases about 18% with one drink/day for females. Whether this makes you live better depends on whether you like alcohol or not. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


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