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How long can alcohol be detected in semen ? Can alcohol consumption by male partner prior to conception affect the egg/embryo or cause misscarriage?

How long can alcohol be detected in semen ? Can alcohol consumption by male partner prior to conception affect the egg/embryo or cause misscarriage?

No: Sperm basically has an all or none response. Long term alcohol may affect a man’s overall sperm count and function but if they work then they work. It is not linked to miscarriage. If your partner has an alcohol problem consider helping him seek help and treatment prior to parenting together. ...Read more

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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How much time does it take for heavy alcohol consumption to lead to cancer?

How much time does it take for heavy alcohol consumption to lead to cancer?

Decades: but it depends on the kind of cancer, and whether other co-promoters or enhancers (like tobacco, or hepatitis C) are present. The most common alcohol-associated cancers are head and neck cancer, where alcohol doubles or triples risk, smoking increases it eight fold, but the combination increases it 150 times that of non-smokers, non-drinkers; and liver cancer, where hep C contributes as well. ...Read more

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Does alcohol consumption lead to muscle weakness?

Does alcohol consumption lead to muscle weakness?

Yes: There is alcoholic myopathy which is injury to muscles and alcoholic neuropathy is well described causing numbness, leg pain, unsteadiness some of this is really deficiency of thiamine or other vitamins. ...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?

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 men or women face greater health risks from alcohol consumption?

Do men or women face greater health risks from alcohol consumption?

Actually women: have more problems with alcohol than men in terms of organ damage, particularly liver and heart damage. However, there are other inherited predispositions that relate to how much damage alcohol will do any given individual. Alcohol is water soluble, and since women have (in general) more fat, alcohol is more concentrated in women, who also absorb more alcohol directly from their stomach. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could over come excessive alcohol consumption without joining aa?

Can you tell me how I could over come excessive alcohol consumption without joining aa?

Alternative programs: The largest alternative to 12-step treatment in the US is SMART recovery, and there are many others. Most treatment programs use evidence-based forms of group and individual therapy, like cognitive behavioral therapies and motivational enhancement therapy, which does not involve 12-step meetings. LifeRing Secular recovery,Women for Sobriety are others. Google or Bing names to get help in your area ...Read more

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Hi. What could cause severe chest pain radiating to shoulders, following little alcohol consumption? (non-smoker, non-drinker… no phx.) thx.

Hi.  What could cause severe chest pain radiating to shoulders, following little alcohol consumption? (non-smoker, non-drinker… no phx.) thx.

Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. Take care. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the connection between alcohol consumption and weight gain?

Drink your calories: Alcohol contains calories and calories translate into pounds. 3500 calories equals on pound. So when you drink alcohol it goes directly toward your daily caloric intake. You can check the labels on your beer or other bottle drinks. You can look up calorie info on mixed drinks. Good rule of thumb is if you are trying to lose weight- dont drink your calories :). ...Read more

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Could stopping alcohol consumption will restore fix my penile dysfunction?

Could stopping alcohol consumption will restore fix my penile dysfunction?

Likely: Even shakespeare knew this over 300 years ago, " it provokes the desire but it takes away the performance. Therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him and it mars him; it sets him on and it takes him off. ". ...Read more

Morphology (Definition)

As used in pathology, this is the abnormal shapes and arrangements of organs, tissues, cells, and components of cells that enable the diagnosis of disease and help to understand its impact. Some diseases involve only abnormal function of normal-appearing parts and thus ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more