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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)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...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've drank socially 15 yrs w no problems unless I overdid it but last few months I get headaches, sometimes immediate on 2-3 beers & h2o doesn't help?

I've drank socially 15 yrs w no problems unless I overdid it but last few months I get headaches, sometimes immediate on 2-3 beers & h2o doesn't  help?

Alcohol Dependence: I understand your concern for headaches. Your physical and mental health is PRECIOUS! Follow with Cardiologist for your Mitral valve Prolapse and Costochodritis. See a Psychiatrist for your Alcohol use, stresses leading to excessive use, hangover, tension, and migraine headaches. and Therapy . Attend AA Meetings. Use Music, Breathing Relaxation; Visual Imagery, Meditation, Tai Chi and Exercise. ...Read more

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