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Does Not Drinking Alcohol Make You Constipated
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
IN VINO VERITAS: A Roman proverb. True personality can be revealed when intoxicated as the frontal lobes no longer provide any type of filter for actions or feelings that a person would otherwise hide. For some people repressed anger comes out. There is a similar Jewish saying from the Talmud that you can tell what a man is really like by how he handles his "kis" (money), "kos" (alcohol) and "ka'as" (anger) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is disinhibiting.: Alcohol is a depressant which initially disinhibits people and makes them less likely to feel control over their impulses. Alcohol can impair the ability of the frontal lobe of your brain to help you use good judgment, make rational decisions, plan and organize steps. This is called executive dysfunction. Over time heavy alcohol use can cause shrinkage of the brain and memory problems. ...Read more
Play it safe: If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, especially if you are taking medication for it, i'd think it wise to avoid alcohol or to limit yourself to one (not a few) small drink. Read the directions on your prescription and if it says none, that's the correct answer. Just wondering about it means that your own best thinking agrees. Caring about yourself is actually a good thing - take pleasure in it. ...Read more
If your drinking alcohol at home is it safe to put water in it and does it help or make it worse for the person drinking ?
Alcoholic: There is no health benefit to diluting the alcohol. An alcoholic drinks because they are alcoholic. There is a great section in the book "alcoholics anonymous" that defines all of the ways alcoholics try to drink like a normal person. It may be beneficial to read that chapter in this important book. ...Read more
I have chronic prostatis , will drinking alcohol make my condition worse, or am i able to have a few glasses of alcohol without affecting it.
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