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Cholelithiasis Alcohol Intake During Pregnancy
I found out about pregnancy at 3 weeks and 3 days (counting from a conception day). I might have been drinking alcohol (usually I drink up to 2 glasses of wine per night at maximum). Of course, I stopped any alcohol intake as soon as I found out about pr
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Symptoms/ultrasound: Gallstones and diseased gallbladder are not uncommon during pregnancy. The goal is to stay well hydrated and avoid gallbladder attacks during your pregnancy. After the delivery, then proceed to laprascopic removal of your gallbladder. If your gallbladder does advance, it can be removed during pregnancy. The risk is a bit higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a small cup of coffee (75 mg of caffeine) okay during pregnancy? if that is the extent of my daily intake?
My water intake during pregnancy is usually very good, 8+ 8 oz a day. I fell short a little bit yesterday and today. Will that affect my baby?
You are fine: If your intake fell to a point where it would affect the baby, you would have massive symptoms yourself such as light-headedness, thirst, dry mouth, etc. The system will steal stuff away from your body to give it to the baby first, so if you are low on something, you will deprive your body before the baby. Thanks for doing such a great and inexpensive thing for your baby - drinking water!!! ...Read more
Is amoxicillin 875 intake safe during 1st trimester of pregnancy due to ohss condition? Please let me know if there is any risk involved?
Please advise select-ob+dha tablets intake during prenatal ., i don't see any good info regarding this tablet. Is it safe during 10 weeks of pregnancy?
Does the intake of folic acid needs to be increased while taking sulfasalazine during a pregnancy?
YES!!!: Sulfasalazine increases need for folic acid. Because Folic Acid is most important in the first weeks of pregnancy those on sulfasalazine should take at least 1000 mcg/day prior to getting pregnant. About 1/3 of people have difficulty converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-mthf, so to be safe it is be best to take the l-5-mthf form. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/drugwatch_sulfasalazine.Html. ...Read more
Can heavy daily alcohol use cause gallstones. Or damage to the gallbladder. Quit drinkin now gallbladder attacks afta fatty foods.did alcohol do this?
Yes : heavy alcohol use can damage your liver fist. The gallbladder is part of biliary system- same as liver. Alcohol can also trigger pancreatitis, that also can be triggered by gallstones. Fatty foods can trigger gallbladder pain. Basically, the point is that everything is related, and I highly recommend for you to stop drinking and eating fatty foods. ...Read more
Don't understand ?: There is no difference in the amounts of alcohol that are considered unsafe whether you smoke or not. More than 2 standard drinks/day in men and more than 1/day in women put you at risk of health consequences, and in women, drinking more than 4 drinks on any one occasion is a marker for alcohol abuse/dependency. Smoking together with alcohol increases health risks, especially of various cancers. ...Read more
Recently taking eliquis, metatoprolol and Tylenol. Alcohol intake minimal. Enzymes raised significantly! Suggestions?
Please clarify: Let us know which lab tests were elevated. Can resubmit with clarification. ...Read more
I have been told my mean corpuscular volume is high. I have moderated my alcohol intake and begun taking a multi-vitamin. What can it cause?
Vitamin deficiency: Large (macrocytic) red blood cells usually result from a deficiency of vitamin B12 or Folic Acid (folate). If you are taking those and your macrocytes don't improve, you may not be able to absorb the vitamins from you GI tract. You may wish to see your doctor again or consult a hematologist if things don't improve. ...Read more
Iam on janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) od in morning .I often take alcohol like 3or 4 drinks . Please let me know the exact gap between metformin and alcohol intake?
A 2 hour gap should: Be ok . Remember that alcohol can raise your sugar level so balance the pros and cons of dietary restriction and freedom . Attain an a1c near 6 or 7 , as well as ideal body weight, good blood pressure and lipid control. Stay active and exercise on a regular basis . Have an ekg annually or whenever u have chest pain . Have fun! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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