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Allergic Reaction To Red Wine Symptoms
I drink a lot of red wine - could it be an allergic reaction or some horrible thing that's undiagnosed?
Symptoms: Please explain what symptoms you are having with red wine as it is not clear from your question. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
It's said so.: Red wine has antioxidants which were connected to healthy hearts and other issues. It may be healthy to have a glass of red wine daily, but i don't know that this has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt! ...Read more
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