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Brandy Health Risks
I will drink 360 ml of brandy 6 glasses once a week . Is this moderate or high level of drinking that cause health problems ?
High: You do not want to put that level of stress on your liver or the rest of your system. Try one glass a night. Those are each big drinks, 60 ml. Lighten up. Smaller glass. You are smart. Don't set yourself up for liver cirrhosis or heart arrhythmias. You're young. Enjoy your life without injuring yourself. You can do it! ...Read more
Said everyday some alcohol is good for health. So what is better for health if taking small 1-2 portion everyday little wine or little brandy?
Neither really...: Ongoing controversy here. Clearly alcohol increases risk of several cancers -- throat, esophagus, stomach. This appears to be true with ANY alcohol, although increasing with more exposure. Yes, there appears to be some cardiovascular benefit with very moderate amounts of alcohol, possibly more so with red wine but all alcoholic beverages potentially beneficial in moderation. Good and bad.... ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
None in particular: Low doses of alcohol (of whatever kind) - one to two standard drinks per day in men, one in women or those over 60) may increase our "good" cholesterol - hdl. More than that causes more harm than good. Red wines which contain resveratrol may have additional health benefits, but the same substance is in grape juice. There is no specific benefit to brandies, though they used to be considered healthy. ...Read more
Be careful: Be careful. Alcohol is the most widely used substance people use to sleep. Alcohol can certainly relax you enough to get to sleep, but when metabolized by the body it can disrupt the quality of sleep and result in awakenings. Moreover, alcohol increases your risk for sleep apnea. If it loses effectiveness, increasing amounts may also lead to dependence. ...Read more
Unanswerable: Unfortunately this question is way out of bounds for a medical site. There would be nothing here for us to tell you other then you should drink in moderation. I do not know your medical history or if you are on any medications; I do not know if you have a likelihood to become addicted. Medicine would never give you a prescription for alcohol. ...Read more
No: It only seems that way. Of course, they may not care that they are still cold. ...Read more
Hi i've had a mild sedation today so was awake an i ok to av a small brandy before bed after having this sedation?
Yes: As long as you are completely recovered from the effects of the sedation, and it is a small brandy. ...Read more
I was at a birthday party, and had about 6oz of brandy. I take 1.5mg of kolonopin every night Rx. I'm not a drinker, this just a party, will I b ok?
Why is it up?: If your GGT is elevated, you need to find out why. If this is the only liver enzyme that is out of the reference range, and you rarely drink, chances are that you're one of those folks who just runs a high GGT (it's genetic), your liver is fine, and you can drink sensibly. Double-check with your personal physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not in my opinion: brandies, because they often contain sort of "cooling" compounds, were thought to be "medicinal," but they aren't/ Alcohol is not good for any kind of infection - it actually increases inflammation, diminishes the immune system response to infections, and has many drug interactions with many antibiotics and other medications used in treating various conditions. ...Read more
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!: Any form of alcohol can be toxic to children. Do not give them alcohol-containing products! I have seen serious cases of alcohol poisoning from well-meaning parents giving children alcohol for cough, or to help them sleep or calm down. Talk to your pediatrician and/or pharmacist for advice about what to give your children. ...Read more