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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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Does drinking on anti-depressants lead to less inhibitions and blackouts than just drinking alcohol when not on medicine?

Does drinking on anti-depressants lead to less inhibitions and blackouts than just drinking alcohol when not on medicine?

More risky: Alcohol can have serious interactions with antidepressants because of combined effects on your central nervous system. Always check with your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking an antidepressant. If you're having blackouts, see your pcp without delay to be checked. Be safe! ...Read more

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How much alcohol consumption causes physical dependance and withdrawal? I drink beer on weekends but not through the week. Trying to be proactive

How much alcohol consumption causes physical dependance and withdrawal? I drink beer on weekends but not through the week.  Trying to be proactive

See below: It is good that you are being proactive about your health. The alcohol amount that each person can "handle" differs. Instead of using absolute amounts, it is better to focus on consequences - if alcohol use is creating adverse consequences for you or others are starting to point this out to you, it is too much and/or too frequent. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while on antibiotics?

Can you drink alcohol while on antibiotics?

Sometimes: Some antibiotics interact with acohol to give the patient symptoms such as nausea and vomting (flagyl) or flushing, and rash (mefoxitin). Cceck with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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What will happen if you drink alcohol while on anti-depressants?

What will happen if you drink alcohol while on anti-depressants?

Not recommended: It's not advised for several reasons. 1. Alcohol tends to maintain and worsen depression, so it will oppose the effect of the antidepressant. 2. Alcohol feels "stronger", so coordination, driving, etc, may be more impaired than expected. 3. The combination increases the risk of seizures. 4. Suicide risk is greatly increased if a depressed person drinks. ...Read more

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If stabbed in the liver, can you still drink alcohol?

If stabbed in the liver, can you still drink alcohol?

Depends: As a general rule, first avoid heavy drink, which is for female not more than 2 drinks/day and for male not more than 3 or 4 drinks/day. If stabbed injury is severe causing liver enzymes to go high, avoid any alcohol or drugs that can cause further liver injury. If injury is mild, and once liver enzymes return and remain normal, you can drink socially, as long as no other liver disease. ...Read more

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The patient info sheet states not to drink alcohol when taking ramipril. Why and can I request a different prescription?

The patient info sheet states not to drink alcohol when taking ramipril. Why and can I request a different prescription?

Alcohol and ramipril: There is no absolute conraindication to drink alcohol and take ramipril.But if you drink too much it can make you dizzy or light headed. ...Read more

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What will happen if i drink alcohol the same day as i get one of my wisdom teeth pulled out? And can I use a straw to drink alcohol? ...

What will happen if i drink alcohol the same day as i get one of my wisdom teeth pulled out? And can I use a straw to drink alcohol? ...

Follow orders: Follow the post-op instructions by your oral surgeon to reduce the risk of complication. Drinking alcohol after the surgery will prolong the bleeding and may be dangerous mixed with any narcotic pain medicine. You do not drink with a straw after oral surgery because it may pull out the blood clot protecting the extraction site. This will lead to a dry socket. No fun. ...Read more

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When you become abstinent from years of alcohol drinking do you unrepress your emotions?

Not necessarily: But it wont happen without stopping the alcohol and there are other health benefits as well. ...Read more

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For teens with alcohol abuse, will they admit you into the psych ward or can they just send you home after you sober up?

Greatly varies: The length of stay at a psychiatric hospital can be dependent upon multiple things including laws in your state severity of the illness and also insurance coverage. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of me suddenly committing after just a couple social alcoholic beverages? Used to be able to handle much more alcohol.

What could be the cause of me suddenly committing after just a couple social alcoholic beverages? Used to be able to handle much more alcohol.

Gastritis: If you meant "vomiting" this can happen after just a few drinks if your stomach is upset to begin with - alcohol irritates the lining of the stomach, and that can induce vomiting more quickly in the presence of stomach inflammation (gastritis). Treatment is usually antacids or acid-blocking medications. (and moderation!) ...Read more

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Weird question: would getting my nails done cause me to fail a etg if any of the products contain alcohol? Just being cautious. Will the fumes make me

Weird question: would getting my nails done cause me to fail a etg if any of the products contain alcohol? Just being cautious. Will the fumes make me

ETG: Very rarely topical use of alcohol can cause elevated ETG , but it has to be ethanol not other types of alcohol and usually isopropyl is used in nail salons but would check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethyl_glucuronide http://www.forensicdrugtesting.net/alcohol-tests.html http://etg.weebly.com/incidental-exposure.html ...Read more

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How come alcohol intoxicated patients in the ER often have to be sedated if alcohol is already a sedative?

Paradox: Some have mixed their alcohol use with other drugs. Some have a paradoxical reaction to alcohol. Many are in blackout and have no connection to a real perception of what they are doing or saying. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more