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Can You Get Thrush From Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more
Not generally: But heavy drinking, espeically large amounts of beer, result in obesity, and obesity results in diabetes, and diabetes does result in thrust. Your level of drinking is clearly dangerous to your health, and clearly you are already concerned. I would be equally concerned with the other health problems associated with drinking, and get help in stopping your alcohol use, as well as losing weight. ...Read more
No: No one has ever developed diabetes simply from eating too much sugar. Diabetes is more common as you get older, more common if you have a positive family history and is 70-90% related to being overweight. Yes, you can gain weight from eating too much sugar, but it's really total calories, as a gram of sugar has only 4 calories and it's 3,500 calories to gain a pound. ...Read more
Yes: Drinking excessive amount of water over a short time can cause serious problem. It can lead to water intoxication, low sodium level, mental status changes, convulsions and even death. The elderly are more prone to this risk. Several medications also make one more prone to water intoxication. ...Read more
Not usually: water is absorbed very well from the intestines, and rarely could that capacity be exceeded. When the gut is inflamed by a virus, it interferes with the ability of the gut to absorb solid nutrients, and they will cause diarrhea. The usual treatment is to go to clear liquids, because they are better absorbed. Large amounts of water can dilute the sodium in the bloodstream and cause harm however. ...Read more
Not recommended: Swollen gums are caused more often due to poor dental hygiene and bacterial infection. Poor dental hygiene, chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol, smoking and eating excessive sugary foods also cause swelling in the gums. Some types of gum disease can be caused or made worse by excessive alcohol intake. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly yes: Extreme amounts of drinking water can be a problem, particularly if you aren't loosing alot of water via exercise / sweating. If you are terribly thirsty most of the time, i would suggest you see your doctor and tell him or her what's going on so they can assess you body carefully to see if you have any illness causing the thirst.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many severe ones: Even one soda a day is associated with many serious health consequences-it increases diabetes risk by 22%.Sodas are associated with increased risk of heart attacks, kidney stones, osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay, heartburn & high blood pressure.Diet soda is just as bad! see http://texasfarmersmarket.Org/the-hazards-of-drinking-soda/ try kombucha as a healthy alternative- i like trilogy by synergy. ...Read more
No: No one has ever developed diabetes from eating too much sugar, that's a popular misconception. It's too many calories and not enough activity that cause the weight gain that predisposes to diabetes - particularly if you have a positive family history and get older. Weight is the most important factor! ...Read more
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