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Does Low Iron Level Affect Alcohol Consumption
To what extent are studies that show health benefits due to low-moderate alcohol consumption supported?
See below: Several studies show this but they are retrospective studies. It would be equally valid to conclude that healthy people allow themselves to drink moderately while chronically ill persons do not because it worsens their illness. ...Read more
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
I drank alcohol heavily for several weeks before my labs. My ferritin level was 608. Could the high level of alcohol consumption cause this problem?
Combination: Please forgive the irreverence that others may have shown. In the absence of tobacco use, oral cancer is an uncommon result simply of intemperate drinking; drinker-smokers are the ones at great aocrisk. There are many reasons for keeping your alcohol use under tight control -- the safety of others, avoiding personality deterioration, and remembering the really fun times. Thanks for asking. Cheers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How much alcohol consumption is safe in a day?If vitamin B12 levels below normal in a social drinker, how to correct , what regime to follow?
Find the cause: One number that's held up is 5 or more alcoholic drinks on any one day more than once a week means you're heading for loss of control. The cause of the vitamin B12 deficiency needs to be found. If you're a vegetarian, consider giving it up or supplementing. If your diet is okay or you supplement, an investigation for pernicious anemia ; other causes will be undertaken by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol after bypass: A glass of wine is equivalent to one beer. 1 oz of liquor 45 %of alcohol = 9.Oz of beer or 3-4.Oz of wine (11-13%) you drink only if you did not ever abused alcohol, i.E taking more than 3beers/day on a regular basis. Long term alcohol abuse turned a heart muscle into a mass of jello, bigger heart but very weakened, besides damaging the heart automatic rythm system, which by itself can kill. ...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
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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