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Does Beer Affect Glaucoma
Stop drinking: Your body may not be metabolizing or eliminating alchol well leading to you getting intoxicated with minimal drinks. ...Read more
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
Beer: You have low tolerance, more so if you are already on medications. ...Read more
Is taking beer/scotch once a week bad for health? So far, don't have any health issues; 34 years old male.
Everytime i drink two beers I wake up in the middle of the night covered in sweat I used to drink a lot now I don't maybe three beers rarely?
Yes: Alco can have this effect it could be other things. Consult the doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Hi I'm19 yrs guy,I recently tried beer for first time but I don't like the taste its very bitter,I don't understand how ppl enjoy it?any suggestions?
Beer taste..: hello ~ neither do I. Stay clear of it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Narrow angle: Only certain untreated narrow angle glaucoma patients should be extra cautious with midol or any otc medications with antihistamines, decongestants or other ingredients that could partial dilate the pupil and induce an angle closure glaucoma attack. Ask your doctor if you are at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please tell me why it'srecommended that people with glaucoma don't take midol and the like?
Open angles are okay: Midol contains an antihistamine called pyrilamine. All antihistamines have a potential effect on patients with narrow angle glaucoma. The effects of the antihistamine can dilate the pupil, which in turn can congest the angle. This effect can be too much in a narrow angle eye where the angle is already compromised. This can lead to increased pressures inside the eye and worsen glaucoma. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is drinking 8 beers a night bad? I know i don't have a problem, i just enjoy it. It helps me unwind, is it bad for me?
Yes.: That is definitely not healthy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Glaucoma exam Dr. noted there was a questionable change to RNFL but didn't seem concerned. Said tests looked good & glaucoma stable. What is RNFL?
Nerve fibers: The optic nerve is a cable with a million fibers. This is a measurable thickness. In the glaucoma, there is a loss of fibers and thus, lower measurements or thinning. The RNFL thickness is measured and tracked overtime, with lower numbers suggesting thinning and progression of glaucoma. Its not a perfect test with a margin of error, sometimes only offering 'questionable' changes. ...Read more
When I was having beer, small amount, suddenly felt bad and fell on the floor. I had conscious but couldn't keep standing. Never happened. Any cause?
You cant: Sorry, an exam of the optic nerves by a Eye MD is the only recommended way to establish the diagnosis of glaucoma. Ancillary testing can help, but interpretation of the tests and correlation of the results to the eye examination is essential. This particularly important in families with higher risk: Aftican-American or Hispanic, positive family history, over 60, eye injury, steroid use, diabetes.. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
FAT DEPOSITS: Fat deposits in the abdomen even if you don't drink.You could not drink but be eating a lot of fatty food. ...Read more
Follow up glaucoma exam Dr. said more RNFL loss, but damage hadn't shown up on field test yet. Why the delay & how long before it's seen?
Rnfl: there is no exact time course between Rnfl loss and visual field defect. Indeed it may be possible to lose up to 50 percent of your rnfl before visual field defects appear on standard white on white perimetry. Progressive loss of Rnfl on serial oct scans may indicate that your eye pressure is not under ideal control. But there is also some Rnfl lost yearly just from age related change ...Read more
I've been taking morphine for the past couple weeks cuz of injury. Haven't taken 1 for ovr 24 hours. Is it ok to drink a beer? Or a couple?
Depends on kind of: Morphine. If you were taking a long-acting preparation (ms contin, Kadian (morphine) or generics), i would recommend waiting at least 48 hours. In any case, it should not be more than a couple. Alcohol impairs both our immune system and our ability to form fibrous tissue necessary for healing. ...Read more
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