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Can Pregnant Women Drink Non Alcoholic Wine
Can there be any scientific proof between pregnant women drinking alcohol and having alcoholic children?
Maybe: Antenatal alcohol exposure can lead to a developmentally delayed or disabled child. Alcohol can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, which can injure many organ systems & may affect the person for a lifetime. Antenatal alcohol exposure increases risk for adhd, & other neurologic conditions that predispose to alcoholism in later life. Doctors rightly advise against alcohol consumption during pregnancy. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Probably yes: There are small amounts of alcohol in "non-alcoholic" wines and beers - about 0.5-1% (compared to 6-12%). My question would be whether you are drinking it because you had problems with alcohol previously, in which case my answer would be no. This is because it is very likely to serve as a trigger to drinking alcohol again. If you have not had a problem, it is not likely to cause any harm pre-op. ...Read more
Is a person an alcoholic if they have been drinking two glasses of wine a night for the last twenty years?
Not Necessarily: Alcoholism is defined as affecting a persons life to their detriment. Something they would do even knowing it is causing harm and it has a negative impact on them physically or in their family or job settings. I personally feel that the liver needs a rest from constant exposure so I usually recommend that people not drink every night. ...Read more
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
When u r concerned: When you are using despite negative consequences, you have a problem. Don't get caught up in amounts. ...Read more
Yes: Consider your self an alcoholic. That amount is very excessive. ...Read more
I drank a few alcoholic beverages before I found out I was pregnant, should I be worried? There were a couple nights I went out drinking before I realized I was pregnant. Is this something I should be worried about?
Many women indulge in one two many margaritas before they know they are pregnant and wind up beating themselves over the head for the next nine months. But please donâ€™t be so hard on yourself. While alcohol and pregnancy arenâ€™t exactly peas and carrots, a few nights of drinking in early pregnancy are unlikely to lead to problems. We donâ€™t know exactly how much alcohol is safe in pregnancy, but what we do know is that it appears to take regular, sustained, high dose alcohol consumption to cause fetal alcohol syndrome, a severe disability characterized by mental retardation, birth defects, developmental delay, and a whole host of other abnormalities. What we donâ€™t know is how much alcohol may cause what we call fetal alcohol spectrum disorders- which, in addition to the abnormalities associated with fetal alcohol syndrome also include more subtle problems, such as learning disabilities, behavioral issues like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), and psychiatric conditions.
Elizabeth armstrong, phd, princeton professor and author of conceiving risk, bearing responsibility: fetal alcohol syndrome and the diagnosis of moral disorder agrees that women shouldnâ€™t beat themselves up. â€œthere is no epidemiologically sound evidence that an occasional drink during pregnancy will harm the developing fetus. However, many women have indeed been made to feel as if they are â€˜terrible mothersâ€™ if they even so much as contemplate having a drink while pregnant.â€
your best bet is to steer clear or at least limit alcohol intake once you know youâ€™re pregnant, but if you slipped up before you knew, give yourself a hug and let it go. You canâ€™t change the past, and the future is bright. ...Read more
I drink a bottle of wine 14% nearly every night as if stuck to recommended units you may as well not drink, I'm not an alcoholic, I feel fine so is ok?
Problem drinking: If you are consuming 1 bottle of wine by yourself daily, you definitely meet the definition of problem drinking and likely are dependent on alcohol. The phrasing of your question suggests that 1) you are tolerant of alcohol and 2) someone is concerned about your drinking and the effects it has on you. Both are concerning for addiction. Please consider consulting with a physician in person for help ...Read more
After alcoholic fatty liver reverses, is drinking actually dangerous? I don't see myself never having beers with the guys or wine with my wife.
Potentially yes: Drinking leads to fatty liver, which is reversible once you stop drinking, if there is no scarring already. For you to know if there is scarring in the liver you would need a liver biopsy. Alcoholic fatty liver can then turn into cirrhosis, which is non-reversible. You can probably get away with a drink every now and then, but nothing on a daily / regular basis. ...Read more
I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have been drinking non-alcoholic ginger beer (26g of ginger/bottle!) daily. Is this likely to cause problems?
Non alcoholic: Even though your beverage is labeled with the word beer, it is non alcoholic and therefore safe in pregnancy. The amount of ginger that you are getting is also safe in pregnancy, and maybe even stay off some morning sickness. Good luck with your pregnancy, continue good habits. ...Read more
I have primary pulmonary hypertention, it seems to be stable at the time. But lately I keep getting these fast heart rates when I do certain things, a glass of wine will bring on an episode even drinking very cold non alcoholic beverages, heart rate 160-
Prbable svt: Sounds like you may have psvt or paroxysmal supra ventricular tachycardia.It may be related to your pulm issues or some of the medications your on, but also could be related to electrolyte abn, thyroid dz, caffiene intake etc. A event moniter would be helpful in order to capture the rythm during symptoms. ...Read more
I need some answers about current symptoms I am having. I am a recovering alcoholic. I have only been sober for 11 days. I also had a gastric bypass in 2004. I was drinking a 5 liter box of wine a day and prior I was drinking vodka. Within the last 4
There is no?: Unfortunately, both in the posting of questions and in our answers, we are limited to the space of a tweet. You need to find a shorter way to express yourself in asking a question. Am glad to hear you are working a program and have had 11 24 hours of sobriety. ...Read more
What part of ANS would be affected if one gets tachycardia after eating and drinking alcoholic beverages (wine coolers)? Is that a sign of dysfunction?
May be normal: To some degree, it is normal to get some increase in heart rate after eating & drinking (esp high sugar foods like alcohol) as digestion naturally increases the work of the heart/Increased blood flows to the stomach to aid digestion. The vagus nerve interfaces with the autonomic, parasympathetic control of heart rate, and may impact this response. If this is only/main symptom, not dysfunction. ...Read more
Why I get itchy hives after drinking certain alcoholic beverages i.E. Beer, some red wine etc but ok with others?
Tough question: Because wine & beer don't share common ingredients other than alcohol & you tolerate other alcoholic beverages. You might have 2 allergies - hops & something else in wine. Try michelob - supposedly made with rice hops. Is there a pattern to your wine hives - grape variety, region of origin, etc. Or be the designated driver. You may not be the life of the party but you will help save lives. ...Read more