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What is considered a standard drink in the united states?

What is considered a standard drink in the united states?

Depends on the drink: Standard drink has 14 gms pure alcohol so:
beer (5% alcohol)-12 oz
malt liq (7%)-8-9 oz
wine (12%)-5 oz
hard liquor/spirits (80 proof/40%)-1.5 oz (jigger)
mixed drinks can vary- depends how well you know the bartender, so be careful, especially if you plan on driving later. ...Read more

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Would I be considered crazy for drinking blood?

Would I be considered crazy for drinking blood?

Your own blood?: Hematophagy is the practice of feeding on blood. Ingestion of blood from animals is common in some cultures and taboo in others. I have had some psychiatric patients who drank their own blood. There are no health benefits to drinking your own blood. Some might consider you drinking your own blood to be odd. ...Read more

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Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

Sorta kinda: In low doses (1 standard drink=6 oz. 10% wine, 1 1/2 oz 40% distilled sprits=12 oz 6% beer) - 2 drinks/day for men, 1 drink/day for women and older men, and no more than 4 drinks on one occasion, alcohol may have a beneficial effect on raising the "good" cholesterol hdl. Red wines, with resveratrol, may have a slight edge, but so does red grape juice. Above that amount, it does more harm than good. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking tea?

What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking tea?

Tea benefits: Hello. Tea is derived from a tree called camellia sinensis. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols which have an anti-carcinogenic effect. The lighter the tea, the less it has been processed. White and green teas are especially helpful. Black teas have been dried and fermented. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest extracts from green tea can act as a plant-based >>>. ...Read more

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Is coffee considered as healthy drink? If yes, how much is healthy!

Is coffee considered as healthy drink? If yes, how much is healthy!

A benefit of coffee: TEA & COFFEE: Ingredients in tea & coffee may protect against a variety of cancers. The antioxidants in coffee seem to be especially effective against endometrial CA. And green tea seems protective against prostate cancer. But make sure to let it cool a bit before drinking since very hot beverages may increase the risk of esophageal cancer. (Ref: AARP, 5/2014) Moderation please! ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking only water?

What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking only water?

Water is normal: Water is the natural source of liquid that the human body needs to survive. A person needs at 8-10 full glasses of water each day just to take care of the normal cellular activity of the body. The vast majority of people never take the required minimum per day therefore they are in a continuous state of dehydration. ...Read more

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What do you mean by heavy drinking? How much is considered heavy drinking?

What do you mean by heavy drinking? How much is considered heavy drinking?

Heavy alcohol: If you want the answer from a medical/health perspective, I can tell you that over 2.5 drinks per day for a man and 2.5 drinks per day for a woman can lead to liver cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking tea regularly?

Green, white & red: Green, red and white teas have excellent health benefits. Tea is derived from a tree called camellia sinensis. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols which have an anti-carcinogenic effect. The lighter the tea, the less it has been processed. White and green teas are especially helpful. Black teas have been dried and fermented. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest >>. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking lots of water?

What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking lots of water?

Proper Dosage: A person needs at 8-10 full glasses of water each day just to take care of the normal cellular activity of the body. The vast majority of people never take the required minimum per day therefore they are in a continuous state of dehydration. However, drinking a great deal more than that can cause an electrolyte imbalance in the body. The key is dosage. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking a lot of water?

What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking a lot of water?

Key is Dosage: A person needs at 8-10 full glasses of water each day just to take care of the normal cellular activity of the body. The vast majority of people never take the required minimum per day therefore they are in a continuous state of dehydration. However, drinking a great deal more than that can cause an electrolyte imbalance in the body. The key is dosage. ...Read more

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Will drinking moderate amounts of alcohol (500ml or less) twice a month, cause permanent ED?

Will drinking moderate amounts of alcohol (500ml or less) twice a month, cause permanent ED?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that drinking 2x/month will lead to erectile dysfunction. However, moderate alcohol consumption is up to 2drinks/d in men and up to 1drink/d in women. 500mL = 17oz but 1 drink = 12oz beer = 8-9oz malt liquor = 5oz wine = 1.5oz 80proof spirits. Check out http://www. Niaaa. Nih. Gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/standard-drink. In general, ED is performance anxiety in 16yo ...Read more

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What exactly is considered "binge drinking"?

What exactly is considered "binge drinking"?

Binge drinking: "according to the national institute on alcohol abuse & alcoholism binge drinking is defined as a pattern of alcohol consumption that brings the blood alcohol concentration (bac) level to 0.08% or more. This pattern of drinking usually corresponds to 5 or more drinks on a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on a single occasion for women, generally within about 2 hours." http://www. Cdc. Gov. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink acohol?

Is it ok to drink acohol?

Depends: While a little a day (a glass of wine or a beer or one shot of liquor) may be okay or even healthy, repeated binges of 5 or more a day, more than a few times a month or regular use of 2 or 3 or more per day can have negative health and psychiatric consequences. Everyone is a little different, and whether it is ok or not may depend on medicines one takes or how it affects you. ...Read more

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Can I eat or drink anything?

Can I eat or drink anything?

Drink: Lots of fluid. Yes you can eat soft or light diet as tolerated. If diarrhea persist seek help. ...Read more

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Can you drink on levoflaxin?

There are no: Strict warnings for which I am aware. It's not such a risk that we are sure to caution everyone. By the same token, be judicous, if so should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Can my baby drink from a cup?

Can my baby drink from a cup?

Of course: There is no reason unless there is a cleft palate or anatomic defect or have been recommended to avoid having the baby drink from a cup. Is there any reason the baby can't drink from a cup other than it is too immature at the current age? ...Read more

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What to drink during workout?

What to drink during workout?

Essentia Water: Essentia brand water + nacl tabs # 2 before and #2 after 1 hour workout. ...Read more

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Is drinking sodas bad for you?

Is drinking sodas bad for you?

Possibly: Sodas are the classic empty calorie if they are sugared. They are carbonated and so acidic. So they supply calories you might not need and can do some teeth damage taken regularly. An occasional soda is not a problem. ...Read more

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Why is absinthe so bad to drink?

Why is absinthe so bad to drink?

Alcohol + poison (?): Alcohol is not bad, it is toxic. The form of alcohol does not make it any more or less toxic. Absinthe contains thujone, which may or may not contribute to the toxicity of absinthe. ...Read more

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How much coffe is safe to drink?

How much coffe is safe to drink?

Maximum is unknown: Moderate coffee drinking is safe, but the maximum safe amount is unknown. Moderate is a vague word, but probably means 3-4 cups a day (24-32 ounces). Heavy drinking is likely 6 cups or more a day, and caffeine can cause unwanted symptoms such as increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, and sometimes irregular heart beats. Caffeine in larger doses is a mildly addictive stimulant. ...Read more

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Why won't my child eat or drink?

Why won't my child eat or drink?

No clue: Your best bet on finding out is to write down everything that is going on, what you have tried, and take it in with you to a scheduled visit. A good history, exam and testing if appropriate can define the issue. ...Read more

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Is bp higher day after drinking?

Is bp higher day after drinking?

Drinking + pressure: If a relatively large amount of alcohol is imbibed it is possible to have elevated blood pressure the next morning. The amount needed to cause this effect is dependent on each individuals make up. ...Read more

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Is drinking coffe bad for health?

Is drinking coffe bad for health?

Conflicting studies: There have been many research studies on the health effects of coffee with very conflicting results- some find it may be harmful, others find benefits. I believe large amounts of coffee are likely harmful but 1-2 cups a day is probably safe. People react variably but if you enjoy it use in moderation. See http://www. Slate. Com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2011/07/caf_or_nay. Html. ...Read more

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Is drinking 1 vodkatonic healthy?

Is drinking 1 vodkatonic healthy?

Not particularly: Alcohol in low doses (1 standard drink/day in women and older men, 2/day in men under 60) may increase our "good" cholesterol - hdl, but exercise does this much better than does alcohol. Red wine contains a chemical (resveratrol) that may be heart-healthy, but red grape juice has it too. Amounts over the above recommended limits rapidly cause problems that outweigh any good. ...Read more

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When can my baby drink from a cup?

When can my baby drink from a cup?

6 months: Once your baby is able to sit up in a chair to feed, let him/her practice drinking with a cup. ...Read more

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When can my baby drink from a cup?

When can my baby drink from a cup?

Go ahead and try: With the plethora of baby supplies available, from special bottles to sippy cups with a variety of valves, a baby can drink from a cup almost as soon as s/he can hold one. Babies will usually show interest in cups/table food and you may use this as your cue. ...Read more

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Can you drink while taking lithuim?

Can you drink while taking lithuim?

Bipolar Disorder: Drinking with bipolar disorder is not a good idea, since alcohol can impact your mood and disrupt your sleep cycle. Keeping both these areas stable is important for your long-term welfare. Lithium itself may cause CNS depression, and so does alcohol. For this reason also, combining lithium and alcohol isn't wise. ...Read more

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