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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 more
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 more
I have taken tonight 2 teaspoon of benadryl cough syrup after 5 hours of consumption of one full bottle of beer. Will this have any major effects on m?
How much alcohol consumption causes physical dependance and withdrawal? I drink beer on weekends but not through the week. Trying to be proactive
See below: It is good that you are being proactive about your health. The alcohol amount that each person can "handle" differs. Instead of using absolute amounts, it is better to focus on consequences - if alcohol use is creating adverse consequences for you or others are starting to point this out to you, it is too much and/or too frequent. ...Read more
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
I drink maybe 4 times a year, why is it that any sweet drink like wine, doubles me over in pain? Beer and whiskey doesn't I'm puzzled please help
Wine: It is probably some compound or chemical that is in the wine that you are either allergic or sensitive to. ...Read more
Alcohol is alcohol:
As far as calories go, blood levels, getting drunk, potential damage to organs, risk for breast cancer, a drink is a drink (see my other answer for that).
Speed of intake affects how much alcohol is absorbed, and blood levels, whether you nurse a beer, glass of wine, or mixed drink. Trace vits, minerals, toxins, antiox minimal effects on health. All may increase good cholesterol somewhat. ...Read more
Stop drinking them..: Don't know what you mean by "allergic." are you getting hives, a swollen tongue or lips, or trouble breathing? A rash? Allergy to alcohol itself is extremely rare, and most allergic reactions occur to other chemicals in the beverage. Nobody needs alcohol "to live." if drinking is very important to you, you need to consider whether it is a problem, and talk to doctor/therapist. ...Read more
Not especially: Used moderately, drinking some beer or wine can be enjoyable and not dangerous to you. Still, it isn't particularly "good." some studies praise the polyphenols and flavonoids (cancer fighters) in red wine. Actually though, hot cocoa contains much more of those. Cocoa is healthier than milk chocolate, because it's minus the extra saturated fat. ...Read more
Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots, stone formation, diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more
See details: It is addictive and causes heart, neurologic and liver problems that can be severe of life-threatening. ...Read more
YOU DRINK TOO MUCH: On the days you do!Get a more detailed answer ›
Way too much alcohol: A bottle of wine is about 6 drinks (a serving is 4 oz, = alcohol to a shot or a beer), & 2 more drinks = 8 drinks a night. This is way too much for anyone's health. Moderate drinking for avg woman (per world health org) is 1 drink per occasion. 3 drinks a day can kill as many platelets as your body can make. Please get an evaluation @ a treatment ctr or from an addiction medicine specialist. ...Read more
I read that beer or liquor (example: vodka) are equally as good for your health (when having 1 drink per day) as wine. Is this really true?
Not all buzzes equal: 1.5 oz of liquor, 4-5 oz wine, 12 oz beer in US has generally same alcohol content. While controversial no alcohol is probably best but generally accepted 1-2/day max may be safe. Health benefits may vary, red wine generally accepted as better. In past showed greater association of cataracts with beer and hard liquor. Bottom line occasionally one won't hurt. Don't save up for all 14 on weekend ...Read more
Whenever I take a sip of any type of alcohol, I feel insanely nauseous. I've never been able to enjoy myself with friends or a beer/wine. Why??
Your good fortune. A variable number of people, more in east Asia, have deficiency of an enzyme needed for metabolism of actelaldehyde, a product of alcohol. Accumulation of acetylaldehyde causing the symptoms you experience. Consider it your good fortune that you cannot take alcohol as alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
After alcoholic fatty liver reverses, is drinking actually dangerous? I don't see myself never having beers with the guys or wine with my wife.
Potentially yes: Drinking leads to fatty liver, which is reversible once you stop drinking, if there is no scarring already. For you to know if there is scarring in the liver you would need a liver biopsy. Alcoholic fatty liver can then turn into cirrhosis, which is non-reversible. You can probably get away with a drink every now and then, but nothing on a daily / regular basis. ...Read more
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