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Please tell me how drinking alcohol affects the body?

Please tell me how drinking alcohol affects the body?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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Does drinking alcohol affect NuvaRing?

Does drinking alcohol affect NuvaRing?

Drugs.Com: drug interaction checker showed possible minor, but not clinically significant interactions between NuvaRing (ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel), Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol). ...Read more

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How does drinking alcohol affect somebody with aspergers syndrome?

How does drinking alcohol affect somebody with aspergers syndrome?

Not very well.: Many aspergers sufferers abuse alcohol, because initially it can relieve the anxiety of social situations and make them feel as though they can fit in. Ultimately, though, reliance on alcohol can lead such people down the same path that all alcoholics travel - self-destruction and worsening of the very problems that they hope to alleviate by drinking. ...Read more

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If you have a previous history of pancreatitis not caused by alcohol, how does drinking alcohol affect that?

If you have a previous history of pancreatitis not caused by alcohol, how does drinking alcohol affect that?

More prone to pancre: While you may have had pancreatitis from other causes (gallstones come to mind), if you drink alcohol - especially to excess -then you can only cause further pancreatic problems. Best not to "tickle the tiger", knowing that the pancreas has caused you pain & discomfort before & that it is prone to it. Docs won't know if future panc is from aIcohol or other causes. Drink modestly if you have to dri ...Read more

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How can drinking alcohol affect someone with ocd?

How can drinking alcohol affect someone with ocd?

Alcohol can lessen: The symptoms of ocd temporarily but when they come back they may be even stronger. Also, alcohol interacts w/medication, which can be dangerous. Better to avoid alcohol and learn some techniques for stress management and ocd from a mental health professional. The very best to you. Sparkling water or just water w/lemon or lime is refreshing. ...Read more

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How can drinking alcohol affect you while you have mono?

How can  drinking alcohol affect you while you have mono?

Mono: Mono causes you to feel weak all by itself. It tends to make people tired and fatigued. Alcohol is a suppressant and causes drowsiness, slowed responses. Together, the effects will likely be exacerbated or made worse. I wouldn't recommend mixing the two, it could result in a very long rip van winkle-like nap. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol affect effectiveness of ciprofloxacin?

Will drinking alcohol affect effectiveness of ciprofloxacin?

Drug interaction: Checker shows no interactions between Ciprofloxacin and alcohol. ...Read more

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How does drinking alcohol affect my chances of conceiving?

How does drinking alcohol affect my 
chances of conceiving?

Decreases: IF you are talking about the occasional glass of wine then there is likely no effect. If you are drinking heavily then consider seeking help before attempting to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would drinking alcohol affect the rate at which my foot heals?

Hi docs, would drinking alcohol affect the rate at which my foot heals?

It would help: Knowing what is wrong with your foot, what medical conditions you have, what medications you are on and the quantity of alcohol you plan on consuming. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol affect pilonidal cyst?

Does drinking alcohol affect pilonidal cyst?

No: Doing a literature search revealed no connection between the two.

Most of the info was related to how the cyst develops and the need for aggessive management so it does not become a chronic problem. Good luck to a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol affect blood test results?

Will drinking alcohol affect blood test results?

Yes for some tests: Also it will depend on for what length of time and how much you are drinking. A blood alcohol level will show alcohol content of blood recently consumed. But a complete blood count will have indicators of changes in red blood cells as a result of chronic alcohol use. Chronic alcohol use: ggt, liver function tests, vitamin b12, folic acid, thiamine levels can be affected. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol affect clomid (clomiphene)?

Does drinking alcohol affect clomid (clomiphene)?

Clomid (clomiphene) and alcohol: Alcohol is metabolized in the liver. As a result, the metabolic enzymes of the liver become active and more inclined to metabolize Clomid (clomiphene) to an inactive state. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol affect coarctation of the aorta?

Does drinking alcohol affect coarctation of the aorta?

Shouldn't: Always drink in moderation. But drinking alcohol should not directly affect a typical coarctation. Please discuss your specific issues with your cardiologist to be sure. ...Read more

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How does drinking alcohol affect me while taking single dose of diflucan (fluconazole) 150 mg?

How does drinking alcohol affect me while taking single dose of diflucan (fluconazole) 150 mg?

Metabolism: Alcohol is metabolized by the liver. A rare but serious complication of diflucan (fluconazole) is liver damage. Consuming alcohol can potentially raise this possibility and thus it us not recommended to do so ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol affect the flow of my period?

Will drinking alcohol affect the flow of my period?

Not likely: A small amount of alcohol should not affect your periods. However, excessive alcohol can possible lead to disruptive cycles. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol affect the Depo-Provera shot?

Can drinking alcohol affect the Depo-Provera shot?

Alcohol should not: Impact effectiveness of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone).

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Will drinking alcohol affect the healing of a petechiae rash on your face?

It could: It could, especially if you drink too much. One or two standard size drinks is probably ok, but more could be a problem. Standard size is 12 oz beer, 4-6 oz wine or 1-1.5 oz liquor. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol affect eye health at all?

Does drinking alcohol affect eye health at all?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few. ...Read more

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I fractured my ankle 8 days ago and will be on honeymoon on Monday for 10 days . Will drinking alcohol affect the swelling negatively"?

I fractured my ankle 8 days ago and will be on honeymoon on Monday  for 10 days . Will drinking alcohol  affect the swelling negatively"?

It should not: Drinking alcohol in moderation should have no impact on the swelling in your ankle. However, use of Tylenol / acetaminophen and drinking alcohol together increases risk of liver damage (ibuprofen would be ok). Enjoy your honeymoon, and congratulations!! ...Read more

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Will taking 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) daily affect my sperm count/fertilily in any way? Also, will drinking alcohol affect my sperm count/fertility?

Will taking 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) daily affect my sperm count/fertilily in any way? Also, will drinking alcohol affect my sperm count/fertility?

Xanax (alprazolam) is addicting : While Xanax (alprazolam) may not lower your sperm count it can most certainly over time decrease your libido (desire for sex). However the main issue with longterm use of drugs in this class (benzodiazepines) and in particular Xanax (alprazolam), is their addictive potential. Use with care, and I'd recommend not daily but only as you need. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol affect your fertility?How long before you try to concieve should you stop drinking caffeine and alcohol i plan on ttc in july

Does drinking alcohol affect your fertility?How long before you try to concieve should you stop drinking caffeine and alcohol i plan on ttc in july

Moderation: First, you don't have to stop drinking caffeine as there's no harm for moderate caffeine consumption in pregnancy. 200mg a day is without any risks. As far as alcohol. A drink or two a week while trying to conceive likely won't affect your fertility, but if you want to be 100% safe, then abstain as soon as you are not using birth control. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol affect diabetes in any way?

Yes: Diabetes is not a disease that one should mess with. Certain wines and social cocktails have a lot of excess sugar which can mess with the fine balance of sugar our diabetic patients need to monitor. Always check with your md, endocrine specialist about your beverage of choice so that you can remain social without creating a crisis. Best advice- water or seltzer is your best option. ...Read more

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How does drinking alcohol affect your antibiotics?

How does drinking alcohol affect your antibiotics?

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

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Could drinking alcohol affect the results of a pregnancy test?

May: Alcohol is a diuretic and may dilute the urine enough to alter the results of a test. If you are planning to be pregnant, you should abstain from alcohol entirely. Alcohol intake during pregnancy is the commonest avoidable cause of mental retardation in the newborn. ...Read more

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