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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Stoped drinking alcohol. But i still pee 20 times a day and can't hold it no STD no UTI urine test good what the heck is wrong with me?

Stoped drinking alcohol. But i still pee 20 times a day and can't hold it no STD no UTI urine test good what the heck is wrong with me?

Diabetes??: Polyuria-(excessive urination), along with polydipsia(excessive thirst) and polyphagia (excessive hunger) are suspicious symptoms for diabetes, i would suggest a medical blood chemistry panel.... ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol the night before I start a 24hr cortisol test affect it in any way? Or should I wait to do it the next day?

Will drinking alcohol the night before I start a 24hr cortisol test affect it in any way? Or should I wait to do it the next day?

Yes, it will affect: the results of the test, and you should not use it within several days before the test. Also, if you are drinking alcohol regularly, it could influence the condition your doctor is looking for, whether its overproduction of cortisol (Cushing's syndrome) or depression. Make sure you doctor knows exactly how much you are drinking, and how often. ...Read more

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I'm on felony dwi probation.Took drug and alcohol urine test last month, they said i failed for alcohol.I 100% didn't drink!now i'm probably going to be revoked and go to jail.What can I do about this?There is no way I should have failed it.How accurate a

I'm on felony dwi probation.Took drug and alcohol urine test last month, they said i failed for alcohol.I 100% didn't drink!now i'm probably going to be revoked and go to jail.What can I do about this?There is no way I should have failed it.How accurate a

Depends on test: If the test they did was a urine ethyl glucuronide (etg) or ethyl sulfide (es), the federal government (samhsa) has said this particular test is too sensitive to things like breathing in the fumes of skin sanitizers like purell or alcohol in mouthwashes. They state that it should not be used for forensic (legal) purposes. If you don't have a lawyer, get one. ...Read more

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I have henoch schonlein purpura & I'm going to get a 24 hr urine test for protein on Sunday. If i drink alcohol on friday will it show up on the test?

I have henoch schonlein purpura & I'm going to get a 24 hr urine test for protein on Sunday. If i drink alcohol on friday will it show up on the test?

No: 24 hour urine collection for protein excretion will quantify how much protein you are spilling in the urine, it will not mention anything about alcohol, unless your doctor specifically orders that test. Toxicology testing is totally different than protein determination and are not linked. ...Read more

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Could I have cushings syndrome even if my cortisol urine test was negative?

Could I have cushings syndrome even if my cortisol urine test was negative?

Very unlikely: A 24 hr urine cortisol in the normal range essentially rules out cushing's syndrome. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more