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Does Beer And Or Wine Consumption Affect Glaucoma
How has my alcohol consumption affected my long term health if I drank beer in college and wine in 50s?
DEPENDS: Depends on how much alcohol consumption we are talking about. Remember that alcohol is alcohol so beer or wine only difference is the proof. So long term effects of excessive alcohol is on the liver which is the organ to metabolize the alcohol and the stomach alcohol can cause gastritis or ulcers. Also can impact the brain with atrophy and alcohol dementia. So remember all things in moderation! ...Read more
What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?
Parkinson's disease: There is no protective effect from alcohol in parkinson's disease. There is a protective effect from caffeine and cigarette smoking. Obviously, this information perhaps suggests that one of the hundred toxins from cigarette smoking may have neuroprotective properties. This does not keep me from providing smoking cessation counseling to all my patients. For the moment, i just do my morning coffee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a hemoglobin of 6.7 affect the absorption of alcohol (2 beers)? and subsequent breathalyzer making it seem like there was a higher consumption?
It could: significant anemia can alter the partition coefficient of alcohol, which is more soluble in water than in the red cell component of blood, so if there is more water present - as in anemia - there can be a higher measured level of alcohol than actually may be present. This is usually fairly minor, so if you are talking about a DUI, it might mean a 10% difference or so. If you are anemic,DON'T DRINK ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much alcohol consumption causes physical dependance and withdrawal? I drink beer on weekends but not through the week. Trying to be proactive
Binge drinking: Qs about "normal drinking, abuse, and dependencec are common. For men, generally safe drinking on any regular basis is probably no > 2 standard drinks per day, and maybe 1 for a female. A binge is usually considered 5 or more in an episode, >4-5 binges/month is probably alcohol abuse. See this page for more on abuse vs dependence: http://cpancf.Com/alcoholanddrugtreatmentservices.Asp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decrease semen volume. Suddenly. Not frequent sexual activities. No pain. Possible retrograde. beer consumption. Urination normal. No surgeries. Help?
Probably okay...: Some fluctuation in the semen volume is normally expected reflecting the degree, duration, and interval of arousal and sexual intercourses or masturbations. As aging, similar change may occur but widely varying among men and over lifetime. Since being asymptomatic, leave it alone; if bothering mentally or physically, seek evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more
My girlfriend gets a burning rectum after just a sip of alcohol. It doesn't matter the type wine, liquor or beer. Why would this be?
Needs evaluation: probably with proctoscopy/colonscopy. She may have some form of inflammatory bowel disease, usually either ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease (but there are others), which may sometimes be exacerbated by drinking alcohol. A gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon should be consulted and can take a look through an endoscope and figure out what is wrong and how to treat it. ...Read more
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