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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

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Can i eat medicine after beer?

It depends on : Which medication you are referring to. Alcohol is contraindicated with some medications. ...Read more

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Can beer take away your appetite?

Can beer take away your appetite?

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 more

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Does beer benefit your health at all?

Does beer benefit your health at all?

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

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Is beer in moderation healthy for you?

No: Beer consists of mostly "empty calories": calories with virtually no nutritional content. So while beer consumption in moderation is not necessarily bad for you, it's not good for you either. ...Read more

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What are beers that are low in purine?

What are beers that are low in purine?

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

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Can beer stop you from growing? Taller?

Can beer stop you from growing? Taller?

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 more

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How to make normal beer drunken person?

How to make normal beer drunken person?

Alcohol content?: It really varies with each style of beer and brewery. Then it depends on the person's weight, metabolism and drinking experience. If you need to know the alcohol content of many brands, here's a great website for many types: http://www.Alcoholcontents.Com/beer/. ...Read more

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How long could beer stay in your system?

How long could beer stay in your system?

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

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How long does 3.2 beer stay your system?

How long does 3.2 beer stay your system?

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

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Diclofenac can be taken after some beers?

Diclofenac can be taken after some beers?

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 more

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Does beer have an affect on taking hydroxine?

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Does beer have an affect on taking hydroxine?

Hydroxyzine: Depending on amount of beer consumed, more sedation can occur. ...Read more

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Acidity and itching due to intaking of beers?

Acidity and itching due to intaking of beers?

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

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Why does my stomsch hurt so bad after 3 beers?

Why does my stomsch hurt so bad after 3 beers?

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

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Is black beer better than light normal beer?

Is black beer better than light normal 
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No health difference: Dark beer may be richer, i.e. more calories; and sometimes higher alcohol content. Otherwise, there are no health differences between them. If you drink in moderation, drink whichever tastes best to you. ...Read more

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Will 2 cans of beer a day be harmful to health?

Will 2 cans of beer a day be harmful to health?

Alcohol: Assuming you are in good health, and most particularly without any liver problem, then 2 cans of beer per day, but not more, is considered to be acceptable. ...Read more

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How many beers can I safely drink in one night?

How many beers can I safely drink in one night?

Beer: Depends on your tolerance, your metabolism, your liver & kidney health, & length of time consumed, as well as whether you are on medications ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a few beers while on my meds?

Depends on the meds: Give a little more detail of the meds for a better answer. Some medicines are not and some are effected by alcohol. ...Read more

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Why is beer often served at the end of a marathon?

Why is beer often served at the end of a marathon?

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