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Does Drinking Alcohol Affect Pinworms
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Depends on which: antibiotic. There are many drug interactions with alcohol, since it enhances the liver enzymes that metabolize not only alcohol (one of the factors leading to tolerance) but many other drugs, including ciprofloxacin and similar antibiotics. Moreover, alcohol decreases activity of both kinds of white blood cells - those producing antibodies and those that eat up (phagocytize) bacteria/viruses. ...Read more
There have been: reports of alcohol triggering asthma attacks. The major offenders were wines, especially red wines...it is theorized that the sulfite preservatives in wine or histamines from bacteria/yeast produced when alcohol ferments may be the culprits. So it seems to be the type of alcohol drunk more than the amount. However, perhaps only 1/3 of asthmatics reports any adverse effects from drinking alcohol. ...Read more
Makes it worse: Alcohol increases the level of uric acid, which is the chemical responsible for gout in predisposed individuals. In some people, gout only occurs when they are drinking. The byproducts of alcohol are excreted preferentially to the byproducts of uric acid, raising their levels, in some people raising them markedly. People with gout should not use alcohol, or drink very sparingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In, not of: Beer is composed of many things including water, grains and carbonation. The barley and yeast in beer ferment in our digestive systems and they produce gas. In addition, the carbon dioxide in beer is what makes it foamy (produced by the many chemical reactions that make beer, beer. Also, swallowing air when drinking adds to the air in our intestines. The intestines themselves do not swell. ...Read more
WINE: Beer = 5% alcohol content, wine=11-13%, liquor 45-50%. 1.Oz liquor=9.Oz of beer = 4.Oz of wine. Same deadly consequences to drinker and same mental destruction to everyone else in many generations as the gene is powerfully transferred from gen to generations to men-women. No alcohol. No choice. No alternative. No intent to disregard lives of innocent others in family. Stop deadly intent. ...Read more
Yes -- negatively!: Your body metabolizes alcohol immediately, often at the expense of other, much more vital metabolic processes (like maintaining adequate blood sugar levels). Over time, heavy drinkers can therefore become diabetic. Alcohol also irritates your GI tract and damage your body's ability to absorb nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from your food, which will have a negative impact on your metabolism. ...Read more
Alcohol, Dopamine: Alcohol increases the release of Dopamine in brain’s “reward center. By increasing Dopamine levels in the brain, alcohol tricks you into thinking that it’s actually making your feel great. The effect is that you keep drinking to get more Dopamine release, but at the same time you’re altering other brain chemicals that are enhancing feelings of depression. ...Read more
unpredictable: Acute alcohol use can either increase or decrease the inr in a given individual. Chronic alcohol use with liver damage interferes with the production of clotting factors and will cause a more profound rise of inr with a given dose of warfarin/coumadin or, with cirrhosis, raise the inr on no anticoagulant at all. ...Read more
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