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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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Can people with anemia drink alcohol?

Can people with anemia drink alcohol?

Provided you are ...: Pursuing diagnosis and corrective measures for your anemia, alcohol consumption in moderation is unlikely to be a concern. Those who imbibe in excess, however, often have poor nutrition that can influence rbc production. The occasional adult beverage is likely to be just fine, but you should confirm this advice with your physician, who should be knowledgable about the cause and rx of your anemia. ...Read more

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Im feeling faint and have some symptoms of anemia i work out fequently my diet is not great and i drink alcohol everyday. Could these be a factor

Im feeling faint and have some symptoms of anemia i work out fequently my diet is not great and i drink alcohol everyday.  Could these be a factor

Alcohol and anemia: Drinking alcohol everyday could irritate your stomach and lead to small amount of blood loss without you being aware. Have your doctor check out your iron count and complete blood count to see if you are iron deficient. Consider decreasing the alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Slightly yellow eye balls, especially mornings.Skin normal color doesn't drink alcohol.Prior history of borderline anemia. Green eyes. What can it be?

Slightly yellow eye balls, especially mornings.Skin normal color doesn't drink alcohol.Prior history of borderline anemia. Green eyes. What can it be?

Insufficient info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion from the available information. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation, especially in the yellow color of the eyeballs is recent. Hemolytic anemia causing mild jaundice is one possibility. ...Read more

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Should you stop drinking alcohol if you have macrocytic anemia (increased mcv)?

Should you stop drinking alcohol if you have macrocytic anemia (increased mcv)?

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 more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol if you breastfeed?

Is it okay to drink alcohol if you breastfeed?

Not really, no: It's important to remember the baby will take in some or all of the substances you ingest, and alcohol damages brain cells as well as other tissues of the body. There is suggestion a small amount of alcohol won't cause a significant amount of harm, but that's asking how much micro damage are you willing to tolerate in your baby. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol if you're wearing a Holter monitor?

Asking the wrong ?: Answer is Yes. You can drink alcohol when wearing a Holter. The question you should be asking is SHOULD you be drinking alcohol if you are wearing a holter. 1) If you are wearing a holter, the physician who ordered it is thinking you have an arrythmia. ALCOHOL is ARRYTHMOGENIC, so no.. Unless #2 2) Now, if your doctor wants to see if Alcohol is causing your arrythmia thats a different story. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to drink alcohol if you are neutropenic?

Yes: Alcohol in the blood stream has been shown to alter the function of neutrophils, and not in a beneficial fashion. If you already have an insufficient number of neutrophils and then render them handicapped your ability to fight infections will be hampered. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol if you are drinking pregabalin?

Is it ok to drink alcohol if you are drinking pregabalin?

Not a great idea: Likely to feel dizzy, drowsy, confused. Definitely avoid driving! It may be ok, but prepare for these effects. Best to be very moderate! ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more