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Can You Drink Alcohol If You Have Anemia
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
TryHeavn'sGrapeJuice: Well, it won't make you feel any stronger in the long run.Some say alcohol stores iron in the body but I don't think that is significant unless you are a lush (like several drinks a day for several years,like,you know,a flaming drunk)The bright side is that wine is made of grapes which contain a fair amount of iron(100gm=2%RDA) and wine has .6mg/5oz=roughly 10%RDA. But there are better sources. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best to abstain.: These types of questions are always hard to answer: on the one hand, you are asking a physician to endorse the use of a known toxin associated with increased risks of colon cancer as well as many other diseases; on the other hand, one drink on an occasional basis will probably have no detrimental effect. Like any vice, i would like to say "no", but realistically can say "in moderation". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderation: Assuming that you mean alcoholic beverages, these have special risks in people with diabetes. It has been generally recommended to drink no more than 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks per day, but you should consult your physician first. There can be an increased risk of low blood sugar with alcohol use. See this link for more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/alcohol-and-diabetes/my01138. ...Read more
No: Fatty liver can be caused by alcohol consumption. Non- alcoholic fatty liver disease is a result of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and in some patients genetic propensity. The safety of alcohol consumption in those with nafld ( non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) will depend on the extent of existing liver damage. Liver damage can be determined by a liver biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will worsen situatio: Alcohol is usually one of the major contributors to liver damage. Hepatic encephalopathy is a serious symptom of liver failure and needs to be treated very seriously. Continuing to consume alcohol or other liver-toxic substances will worsen the situation and ultimately lead to decompensated liver failure and death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure. But a bad idea: I have to look at your question with a jaundiced eye. You are fighting for your life (or at least the life of your liver) but you are willing to compromise that for a momentary alcoholic high, is that right? Alcohol is toxic to everyone's liver but your liver, because it's sick, is far more vulnerable. You may survive but it will set your recovery back. Your decision but consider the consequences. ...Read more
Alcohol int bleeding: Alcohol use is one of main cause of stomach ulcer. Ulcer can bleed to death. Alcohol also lengthen the bleeding time (longer time to stop bleeding by longer time to coagulate). Stop drinking! if it cause ulcer, it then also cause irreparable damages in other organs systems. ...Read more
See below : Excessive alcohol intake can cause liver disease which can cause macrocytic anemia. Also people people who drink lots of alcohol could have nutrient and vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin b 12 and folic acid, and deficiencies from these can also cause macrocytic anemia. It's okay to have a drink now and then though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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