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Does beer affect glaucoma?

Does beer affect glaucoma?

No: Alcohol is known to lower eye pressure, but in population studies drinking was not related to or a risk factor for glaucoma. Heavy fluid intake quickly could theoretically raise eye pressure temporarily. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more


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Why do I black out after a few beers. Can't remember anything next day?

Why do I black out after a few beers. Can't remember anything next day?

Stop drinking: Your body may not be metabolizing or eliminating alchol well leading to you getting intoxicated with minimal drinks. ...Read more

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Why is it that i itch so bad that i can't sleep everytime going to bed without beer?

Why is it that i itch so bad that i can't sleep everytime going to bed without beer?

Alcoholic: You may be an alcoholic if you can only sleep comfortably after drinking beer. If you have to have even just one beer every night just to feel "non-itchy" this is a classic sign. It may be your body going through withdrawal and craving the alcohol. Talk to a family member, friend or doctor about your drinking habits. ...Read more

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Is taking beer/scotch once a week bad for health? So far, don't have any health issues; 34 years old male.

Is taking beer/scotch once a week bad for health? So far, don't have any health issues; 34 years old male.

No: As long as you only take 2 or 3 drinks and don't get drunk during these once a week drinking sessions it will not cause you any harm unless you have preexisting liver problems such as viral hepatitis and you do not take other drugs that can damage your liver. ...Read more

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I am going in for a comprehensive bloodwork. They said fast for 10-12 hours. Does that mean i could have some beer the day before, just not during t?

I am going in for a comprehensive bloodwork.  They said fast for 10-12 hours.  Does that mean i could have some beer the day before, just not during t?

Fast 10-12 hours: You can have beer the day before but not within 10 hours of the test. However, it is ok to have water during the fasting period- in fact it's good to have some water the morning before the test... ...Read more