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Doctor insights on: Cause Of Peer Pressure With Drugs And Alcohol In Teenagers

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Can flagyl or ciprofloxacin in combination with alcohol cause a higher breathalyzer reading and/or cause cause alcohol to remain in your system longer?

Can flagyl or ciprofloxacin in combination with alcohol cause a higher breathalyzer reading and/or cause cause alcohol to remain in your system longer?

Worse: You should not be taking alcohol while on such medication. Even without being on medication, alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, stay away from it. You may consult this site for the specific issue of flagyl and alcohol: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-7644/flagyl-oral/details/list-interaction-details/dmid-1361/dmtitle-metronidazole-tinidazole-ethyl-alcohol/intrtype-drug For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Why do the liver cells of some people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth ER?

Why do the liver cells of some people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth ER?

Induced effect: EtOH induces proliferation of smooth ER in hepatocytes in order to detoxify the body. Specific drugs will do the same. ...Read more

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What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?

What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?

Parkinson's disease: There is no protective effect from alcohol in parkinson's disease. There is a protective effect from caffeine and cigarette smoking. Obviously, this information perhaps suggests that one of the hundred toxins from cigarette smoking may have neuroprotective properties. This does not keep me from providing smoking cessation counseling to all my patients. For the moment, i just do my morning coffee. ...Read more

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Do you have experience with people with bad reactions to most medications, especially psychiatric? What can be the reason and the cure? My body has bad reactions to most of the medications despite severe cognitive problems and pressure in the head.

Do you have experience with people with bad reactions to most medications, especially psychiatric? What can be the reason and the cure? My body has bad reactions to most of the medications despite severe cognitive problems and pressure in the head.

See below: Sorry your having cognitive problems and difficulty with medication. It would be helpful to know what type of cognitive problems you are having? Sometimes bad effects may be because the dose of the medication was too strong, or because it was the wrong medicine for your for your condition. You need to find a skilled psychiatrist whom you trust. Don't hesitate to get another opinion. ...Read more

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Do some or all of the high blood pressure medicines cause renal impairment?

Do some or all of the high blood pressure medicines cause renal impairment?

HBP and renal failur: High blood pressure itself can cause renal failure, but some meds used to treat hypertension can also have effects on the kidneys. These include diuretics, ace inhibitors, and arb's. The changes in renal function can be due to lowering the blood pressure or due to the meds themselves. ...Read more

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Why is alcohol use particularly harmful for the health and development of teenagers?

Why is alcohol use particularly harmful for the health and development of teenagers?

Age: First of all it is illegal to make alcohol accessible for anyone under 21 I think the reason for that law is that teenagers are already very impulsive and alcohol potentiates that leading to poor judgement. Teenagers also are less likely to know their limits which depend on wt and metabolism. ...Read more

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Why do the liver cells of people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth tissue?

Why do the liver cells of people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth tissue?

Alcoholic liver : Not sure what you mean by smooth tissue. Generally, early in the disease alcoholics get more fat in their liver, followed shortly by liver inflammation, and eventually by fibrosis or scarring of the liver. At that point the liver appears shrunken. and hard in texture. .Best to try to quit drinking now. Your doctor can provide help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on drug and alcohol addiction in employed people in america?

What are your thoughts on drug and alcohol addiction in employed people in america?

Drug alcohol addicit: This is a serious problem. It seems that we have one of the highest rates in the world. Illicit/illegal drug use is a problem of society and family structure. Breakdown of the family structure results in deviant behavior. Alcoholism is no different. These deviant behaviors appear generation after generation. Correction lies with the family unit which has to be strong and supportive. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects and/or impacts of drugs and alcohol on teenage education/learning?

Can you please describe the effects and/or impacts of drugs and alcohol on teenage education/learning?

They distract from : It. The words teenager, alcohol & drugs shouldn't even be in the same sentence. Teen- anon incorporates 12 step philosophy from alcoholics anonymous & narcotics anonymous. Any teen who is drinking alcoholic needs assistance. ...Read more

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Have any undesirable effects been seen in long term use of the blood pressure drugs of the ACE inhibitor class?

Have any undesirable effects been seen in long term use of the blood pressure drugs of the ACE inhibitor class?

Same as short-term: Analyses have not shown any clear risks, including with regards to risk of cancer. Risks over long-term appear to mimic that seen in short-term use (e.g. Risk of hi potassium, kidney function abnormalities); sometimes this can show up after years on the medicine. There may even be benefits to chronic use (apart from intended benefits), such as lower risk of diabetes or atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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How could the side effects with respect to erectile dysfunction of medicines of high BP be avoided?

How could the side effects with respect to erectile dysfunction of medicines of high BP be avoided?

Nutrition & exercise: High blood pressure is often related to being overweight & out of shape. In and of itself, this can cause erectile dysfunction. But so can medications used to treat hypertension. Therefore, to avoid side effect complications, change your eating habits & get physically active regularly in order to improve health, lower blood pressure & strengthen erections. ...Read more

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How fast do the symptoms of anaphylaxis worsen under influence of alcohol and tobacco use?

LIkely quickly: The most urgent issues for anaphylaxis are breathing problem and shock. Since alcohol dilates the blood vessels , it will take even more volume to keep your circulation going. As anaphylaxis often causes a reduction in blood volume , alcohol may make the problem worse. As for smoking, it is not a problem but why would you be smoking anyway? ...Read more

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Can a lot of alcohol consumption lead to frequent heart palpitations or unusual rhythms even in the most healthy person or unhealthy?

Alcohol: As your body is trying to clear the alcohol, you often lose both potassium and magnesium, both of which if out of balance can cause heart palpitations. Alcohol is also a neuro toxin, liver toxin, and makes you prone to a lot of health problems. If you or someone you know is having these symptoms after alcohol, i would recommend a blood test and being evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Do alchohol and spices contribute in increasing the size of prostate gland, or interfere in the effect of alfuzosin hydrochlride?

Do alchohol and spices contribute in increasing the size of prostate gland, or interfere in the effect of alfuzosin hydrochlride?

See below: Alcohol has no effect on prostate size. It may make you more likely to have dizziness when taking alfuzosin, but probably doesn't decrease it's effectiveness. Alcohol is a diuretic (it makes your kidneys produce more urine), so it will worsen your urinary symptoms such as frequency. Additionally, alcohol and spicy foods are bladder irritants that may cause you to have feelings of urgency. ...Read more