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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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Does beer affect glaucoma?

Does beer affect glaucoma?

No: Alcohol is known to lower eye pressure, but in population studies drinking was not related to or a risk factor for glaucoma. Heavy fluid intake quickly could theoretically raise eye pressure temporarily. ...Read more

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Can i mix kelfex and beer?

Can i mix kelfex and beer?

Yes: There is no contraindication to taking Keflex with alcohol but if you have an infection requiring antibiotic treatment i would limit the alcohol consumption until you're better. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to beer?

Can you be allergic to beer?

Yes: Most cases of beer allergy reported so far have been associated with hypersensitivity to the non-specific lipid transfer protein (ltp). Some ingredients that could trigger allergy to beer include: brewer's yeast, wheat, and barley/malt. ...Read more

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Does beer cause constipations?

Does beer cause constipations?

Alcohol: Either beer, whiskey or wine and cafeine intake all dehydrate and can contribute to constipation. Cut these out and replace with 80-100 ounces of water, juices, gatorade type fluids and this should resolve. ...Read more

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Can i take my BP meds with beer?

Can i take my BP meds with beer?

No: Alchol is one of the major causes for hypertension. I generally recommend my hypertensive pts to avoid alchol. ...Read more