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I just drink wine, i'm not an alcoholic right?

I just drink wine, i'm not an alcoholic right?

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 more

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I became immune of hepatitis b,can i drink beer?

I became immune of hepatitis b,can i drink beer?

Beer: one has no correlation with the other you can still develop alcohol induced hepatitis if you drink very heavily. ...Read more

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Asap.I was @friends wedding party, smalll crowded room, appears thatevery1was smoking &smoking bio weed, i left party in two hours, pregnant38weeks.Harm?

Asap.I was @friends wedding party, smalll crowded room, appears thatevery1was smoking &smoking bio weed, i left party in two hours, pregnant38weeks.Harm?

I think if that was : A one-time, 2-hour exposure at 38 weeks' gestation, you needn't fear harm to your fetus. But you may want to find a new circle of friends to avoid repeated exposures once your baby is born. ...Read more

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Could diabetics drink smrnoff vodka?

Could diabetics drink smrnoff vodka?

Yes: But we recoomend no more than 1 a day, and with food, not separate from a meal. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See allergist: Although uncommon, one can be allergic to beer which is composed of a grain, yeast, and water plus sulfite. You may be allergic of any of the ingredients. Having said that,alcohol tends to worsen hives regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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Someone i know drank over 30 bottles of beer. Is he an alcoholic?

Someone i know drank over 30 bottles of beer. Is he an alcoholic?

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

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I had a cdt test yesterday but consumed 4 non alcoholic beers 7 days ago.I noticed today that the non alcoholic beer has a 0.5% alcohol level.

No problema: Even standard alcohol drinks, (1 shot = 1 beer = 1 glass of wine) should be metabolized in a healthy person at about 1 per hour. So seven very low or no alcohol beers 7 days of go should not be any kind of problem days later. ...Read more

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Drank 11 hours ago, took antabuse (disulfiram) this morning?

Drank 11 hours ago, took antabuse (disulfiram) this morning?

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

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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

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Is drinking 1-2 bottles of 42 proof vodka a day considered being an alcoholic?

Size ?: Airline mini bottle size or larger? What you describe sounds quite worrisome and warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I am hepatitis b carriers, could i drink wine?

I am hepatitis b carriers, could i drink wine?

A glass of wine...: In a patient with HBV is not likely a toxic event. In the same vein, taking an occasional tylenol (acetaminophen) would not further damage with liver. It is not total abstinence that is necessary but moderation. ...Read more

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I am allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut. Could I have a protein intolerance?

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 more

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Could one drink beer after consuming aspirin?

Could one drink beer after consuming aspirin?

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

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Non alcoholic beer whilst having a fatty liver-safe?

Non alcoholic beer whilst having a fatty liver-safe?

NASH - BEER: Hi ~ Yes, NASH + non alcohol beer is completely OK and wont worsen NASH as long as you dont drink too much since it contains carbs. If you are OBESE please go on carbo reduced diet to reduce fatty infiltration in liver.thanks ...Read more