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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 I drink alcohol after received the flu shot...??? or any shot...??? thank you...

Can I drink alcohol after received the flu shot...??? or any shot...??? thank you...

Yes: You can drink alcohol after getting vaccinations but remember that some vaccinations may cause a low grade fever as a side effect and the alcohol would make you feel even more tired and achy. If you have alcohol after an immunization limit it to one drink only ...Read more

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It's bad drink alcohol when you have flu?

It's bad drink alcohol when you have flu?

Insanity: I borrow that word from the main literature of alcoholics anonymous. Many people who need to be convinced that they have a problem with alcohol come to this after realizing their choices were unwise or even 'crazy' when it came to drinking. Drinking when one is already ill may be one of those definitions. Drinking something to make you more ill and dehydrated represents having a alcohol problem. ...Read more

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If you have the flu is it okay to drink milk?

If you have the flu is it okay to drink milk?

Yes.: It is ok to drink dairy products while you have the flu. Drink plenty of other fluids also to keep yourself well hydrated. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more