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Not caused by ETOH: Hepatitis B is not caused by alcohol use, however if you are alcohol intoxicated, you are more likely to have an unprotected sex which can be a cause for acquiring Hepatitis B infection. If you have contracted hepatitis B infection and have liver disease, it is better not to drink alcohol at all because of a possibility of further liver damage by alcohol. ...Read more
I'm 42yr old female that used to binge drink every weekend from age of about 30 up until a couple yrs ago. I only drink beer/wine. I worry about liver?
Liver damage: Congrats on taking better care of yourself. Abuse of alcohol can destroy your life as well as your liver. Please see your doc. He/she MAY do some lab testing of your liver enzymes and tell you how things stand. Even "only" drinking beer/wine can be dangerous. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Why does my back hurt when I drink? I don't drink alcohol often, but when I drink certain drinks, the middle of my back hurts so badly that I am sometime paralyzed in pain. I can drink beer, wine, and most liquirs fine. I cannot drink any pre-mixed drink
That's a curious one: I've never heard of this so I can only make conjectures...Could it be gall bladder pain coming from mixed drinks with milk or fat products? Perhaps there's an explanation in chinese medicine? I don't even know what kind of regular md I would recommend to see. Perhaps start with your primary care provider and see if any clues come up with standard labs, exam, or history.. ...Read more
I commend you for wanting to de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine.
• Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds for 32 years.
•Focus on “Breath Is Life”
•Keep saying until you run out of breath.
•Take another deep breath and repeat the same.
•Do it with 10 breaths.
•Stress thoughts will pass away like clouds on mountain. ...Read more
Recommend evaluation: Overactive bladder is defined as urinary urgency (hallmark symptom), often associated with daytime and/or nighttime urinary frequency, with or without incontinence, in the absence of infection or other causative pathologic conditions. I would recommend you see your doctor for evaluation that should include an adequate history, physical exam, urinalysis and possibly a 3-day voiding diary. ...Read more
Risk of Bleeding: Naprelan (naproxen) is a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) and is used to treat mild to moderate pain, fevers, and inflammation. One should avoid alcohol completely when using this medication. Taking them together can lead to bleeding in the stomach and intestines. Deaths have been reported when using both together. If you can't stop alcohol you may have drinking problem! ...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
With the new OTC aids / HIV test, does it give you unreliable results if you've been drinking (beer or wine) and eating around the time of the test?
61 yrs old, urinating a lot more than usual no matter what I drink water, beer, wine. Possible causes?
Needs testing: Beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages, as well as caffeinated sodas, actually cause you to urinate out more fluid than you took in, because both alcohol and caffeine have diuretic effects. The most common reason for increased urination is diabetes, but there are other causes as well. You need to see your physician for a check-up, together with a urinalysis-and maybe further testing if needed. ...Read more
61 yrs old, urinating a lot more than usual no matter what I drink water, beer, wine, all cause 10 /15 times a day. What to do?
Bad idea: Beer and both medications are depressants of brain function. All can make you sleepy. The combo could be very dangerous. ...Read more
Been drinking wine/beer moderately for few years. Can I have liver problems even if recent blood tests for liver function are normal?
Unlikely.: If normal LFTs and moderate drinking, than probably very normal liver ...Read more
If Tart Cherry Juice is good for Gout then would Hard Tart Cherry Cider be a choice to drink rather than take up drinking beer again.?? Red Wine??
I recently had my molar teeth extracted, how long should I wait before I can drink wine or beer? Thanks
Post op instructions: It's best to ask the dentist who actually treated you who knows both your medical and dental history best. Having said that. At least a few days. A week would be better. Make sure you keep it in moderation for a few weeks. ...Read more
Okay so when I drink beer iam fine even hard liquor but when I drink wine I poop blood it is bright red and it hurts?
Blood in stool: Defecation of bright red blood is always of concern and you should see your doctor about this and find out what is wrong, and to help you with any treatment that is necessary. Meanwhile do not drink wine. ...Read more
No its not okay: Healthy people, when something really bothers them, stop doing what bothers them. EXCEPT, when what they are getting out of that activity is REALLY worth it to them. So, for you, drinking (and I am guessing getting drunk) is more important than pain from eroding your esophagus and possibly ultimately causing damage/bleeding. This sounds to me like a problem where sobriety is the solution. Try it ...Read more