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Doctor insights on: Brandy Health Risks

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I will drink 360 ml of brandy 6 glasses once a week . Is this moderate or high level of drinking that cause health problems ?

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

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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?

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 more

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How much brandy should I take?

Depends: On your biology and circumstance. But if you must ask, than none. ...Read more

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Is brandy good for a toothache?

Is brandy good for a toothache?

No.: The high amount of alcohol will burn the gum and give you a tingly pain so that you won't notice the toothache so much. Better to use salt water rinses and see a dentist. Take Ibuprofen for the pain in the meantime. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of blackberry brandy?

What are the benefits of blackberry brandy?

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

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When you can take a pill and it will help you relax and sleep, can a shot of brandy do the same?

When you can take a pill and it will help you relax and sleep, can a shot of brandy do the same?

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

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Can drinking brandy cause diarrhoea?

Can drinking brandy cause diarrhoea?

Brandy: How much brandy are we talking about? If you already have gastric issues and are on omeprazole, this is not helping matters. ...Read more

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If i drink brandy weekly once how much drink in ml can I drink?

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

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Does drinking brandy really help someone who is freezing get warm?

Does  drinking  brandy really help someone who is freezing  get warm?

No: It only seems that way. Of course, they may not care that they are still cold. ...Read more

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Can i brandy or wine occasionally if GGT is 105 ?

Can i brandy or wine occasionally if GGT is 105  ?

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 more

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Is drinking blackberry brandy good for a sorethroat?

Is drinking blackberry brandy good for a sorethroat?

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

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Is it safe to give dr brandy to 7.5 years kids having cold and cough?

Is it safe to give dr brandy to 7.5 years kids having cold and cough?

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

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Can Honey bee brandy wine used medically?

Can Honey bee brandy wine used medically?

I couldn't hurt: Probably of NO PROVEN Benefit...but it sounds delicious! Hope this helps L'chaim (to LIFE) Dr Z ...Read more

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Should i be worried about blotchy red spots after drinking brandy?

Should i be worried about blotchy red spots after drinking brandy?

YES !: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure. You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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16 y/o male. Had saganaki (flaming cheese) for dinner (pour brandy and set on fire, supposed to burn off. However, mine tasted like alcohol after.Bad?

16 y/o male. Had saganaki (flaming cheese) for dinner (pour brandy and set on fire, supposed to burn off. However, mine tasted like alcohol after.Bad?

You are likely safe: Off hand I can't think of any toxins or dangers and it sounds simply like the alcohol was not thoroughly burned off and so you were exposed to some alcohol. At low levels alcohol ok even at your age. ...Read more