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It depends: Alcoholism is an addiction. If you drink wine, beer, or liquor in moderation and not because you have the urge that you must, that doesn't necessarily make you an alcoholic. If you drink regularly because you feel you need to, can't control your drinking, get withdrawal if you don't drink, get upset if people question you about it, or it affects your professional or personal life, then beware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asap.I was @friends wedding party, smalll crowded room, appears thatevery1was smoking &smoking bio weed, i left party in two hours, pregnant38weeks.Harm?
Had hives from drinking 1beer & 5 shots of spirits. Doctors said not allergic to alcohol, but had hives when i drank beer again. What am i allergic to?
Highly likely he is: although you diagnose alcohol problems not strictly by how much someone is drinking and more by how much harm it is doing to their life, nobody can drink 30 beers in the course of a drinking episode without being HIGHLY tolerant to alcohol (it is equivalent to 1 1/2 liters of vodka). Anyone who tolerates that has to be LOTS drinking daily or close to it, and likely has the associated problems. ...Read more
I'm 17 weeks pregnant. I drink dunkin donuts coffee once a week.Is that okay. I know caffeine in large consumptions is bad?
Depends: The package insert says that alcohol can cause an Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction within 24 hours of drinking alcohol. However, in most cases, all detectable alcohol in blood and the body are gone within 8--10 hours, unless drinking has been very heavy and there is liver damage. If the drug is not deterring you from drinking, you should talk with your doctor about another anti-craving medication. ...Read more
I had bourbon street chicken and shrimp from Applebee's restaurant. 40 hours later a etg test cutoff (etg-500 ng/ml, ets- 100 ng/ml) will I pass?
Whoa!: "Bourbon street chicken and shrimp" are named for a style of cooking from New Orleans developed on a street named for the Bourbon family of French kings. So was the alcoholic beverage. There is no further connection with alcohol. Glad you're being monitoried for sobriety and enjoying good times doing healthy things. Congratulations on your sobriety -- keep up the good work. ...Read more
Size ?: Airline mini bottle size or larger? What you describe sounds quite worrisome and warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
I drank alcohol, 2 beers and 1 shot of tequila. 20 hours later i got tested for ethanol, not etg. I'm 5"5 175lbs. Is there a chance that i could pass?
My diet today was 2 avacodos, 1 tomatoe, 1 onion, 1 egg, salmon fillet, orange, banana, half cup kidney beans . This healthy? I'm 19 male 5'8 175 lbs
Yes: If you are not allergic to it. ...Read more
I am allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut. Could I have a protein intolerance?
What kind of allergy: Prick, blood tests not very accurate re: food allergies. Neg tests exclude an immune reaction (true allergy), but pos tests have less value. Best test is a double-blind food challenge (neither tester nor pt know which is which, until code is cracked at end of test); cumbersome.This excludes about 90% of "allergies". Other blood tests can be used, not "live-cell"-bogus, no "applied kinesiology". ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
It adds risks: particularly of bleeding. the combination of Aspirin and alcohol can lead to gastrointestinal bleeding. If you are talking about a baby Aspirin a day for cardiac protection and having one beer, the risks are very low. However, if you are taking larger doses for arthritis and drink more than 1-2 beers, you do have risks of heartburn, reflux and even bleeding. ...Read more
Is it ok to drink non alcoholic sparkling wine at 11 weeks pregnant? After my husband bought the bottle I saw it has .5% alcohol.
Im a heavy beer drinker since i was 19 now im 39..I been 2 da hospital twice.I stop drinkn 4 like 2 weeks..I drank a beer yesterday and felt sick?
In excess: Beer / alcohol has 7 calories / gram, more than carbs or protein (4) and almost as much as fats (9). You can unintentionally drink a lot of "liquid calories" that then suppress your desire to eat "regular" (/healthier) calorie sources. Drink wisely & not to excess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: One man's food is another's poison. Ancient Greek physicians recognized this verity. So of course beer can be good or bad as a food and beverage. Small amounts of alcohol have had numerous reports of improving health. In general if one is drinking more than 16oz per day for men and 8 oz of 6% beer for women one can rightfully be concerned about abuse and detrimental effects. ...Read more
All relatively low : I assume you're trying to decrease the risk of gout attacks. All beers are relatively low. Look here: http://www.Acumedico.Com/purine.Htm. If gout is the issue it's more important to reduce sugar and especially high fructose corn syrup intake. Gout comes from an inefficient or impaired liver. All alcohol impairs liver function, as do many medications. The best approach is a low carb diet. ...Read more
Perhaps: Alcohol simply is not a good idea for a developing brain and because it can interfere with testosteron levels etc. It might indeed limit height...But the main problem with alcohol when young is it can harm the brain and stunt emotional growth and that is perhaps even more important than bone growth when it comes to eventual health and well being. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The alcohol itself: Stays in the body only for 8 to 12 hours. However, the changes made to your liver, brain, nervous system may take longer to resolve. Of course the more one drinks, the longer it takes to recover. That is why a person should only drink in moderation, and if that is not possible, then they should not drink at all. ...Read more
One standard beer: (12 ounces) stays in your system 60-90 mins. If this beer is proportionately greater by volume or concentration, than the alchol will remain in the body for a time period increased by a similar proportion. ...Read more
Alcohol & NSAIDS: Alcohol is a diuretic, it causes dehydration. If you take diclofenac after drinking you can hurt your kidneys. The kidneys need water to work well. One of the most common causes of kidney disease is use of nsaids. To prevent a hangover after drinking rehydrate yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop intaking: You probably have some acid indigestion or reflux, such as gerd. Maybe even an ulcer. The first treatment of all these conditions is avoidance of the triggers and alcohol is certainly in that category. Stop the beer "intake" for now and see a dr. For an evaluation. Goodluck. ...Read more
Inflammation: You need to stop drinking alcohol. Many medical conditions are related to alcohol- including but not limited to - gastritis ( inflammation of the stomach lining), pancreatitis- these 2 could be the answer in your case. Alcohol also is related to liver cirrhosis/failure, increase risk for certain cancers, risk for obesity/diabetes, poison your bone marrow etc. Stop drinking alcohol and see md. ...Read more
AnAbsoluteNecessity: Why is beer served at the end of marathons? WHADDA YOU THINK FOR?? For ME it's for the religious experience, of course. For a friend of mine, he says the polyphenols in beer act as anti-inflammatories and mitigate the soreness of that brutal undertaking (excuse pun); sort of like a biologic Motrin. Now, of course he drinks only non-alcoholic beer (he's not religious, like me). ...Read more