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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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Vomiting black after drinking to much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana?

Vomiting black after drinking to much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana?

Probably : Related to gastritis or a gastric ulcer or an esophageal injury from the vomitting. You need to be examined by your doctor. You also need to abstain from alcohol( and drugs) before you do some serious damage that may affect your life in the shsort run or worse cause chronic liver disease, to mention just 2 negatives from the excesses. Be smart...You are not as immortal as you think. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol on clindamycin?

Can I drink alcohol on clindamycin?

Yes: There is no direct contraindication to drinking alcohol while receiving clindamycin, except that alcohol in your bloodstream may inhibit some of your immune mechanisms. ...Read more

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How much alcohol can I drink after taking 1000mg of Paracetamol? Drinking 1.5L of home made alcohol (2-5% of alcohol) with paracetamol make me sick?

How much alcohol can I drink after taking 1000mg of Paracetamol? Drinking 1.5L of home made alcohol (2-5% of alcohol) with paracetamol make me sick?

No alcohol: Combination of alcohol and paracetamol can result in hepatic necrosis. Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, so stay away from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is alcohol and hypoglycemia bad?

Is alcohol and hypoglycemia bad?

Alcohol can cause: Hypoglycemia if you drink and don't eat for a prolonged period of time. Otherwise, no one, except those on diabetes meds, has hypoglycemia -- unless you have end stage cancer, liver or kidney disease, etc. If you drink too much chronically you can poison your liver's ability to make glucose. If overweight, you may think your body's return to normal glucose is hypoglycemia, but it's not. ...Read more

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Vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana...Is that serious?

Vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana...Is that serious?

Really serious!: Black or coffee-ground looking material likely is blood denatured by acid in your stomach. You're bleeding! stop the beer and smokes, avoid nsaid's (like ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) advil, aspirin) and get yourself right to the emergency room please (call 911 now if you're dizzy or weakening). ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Not recommended: Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking prednisone. As a general rule of thumb, if there is any doubt at all, it is best to refrain from mixing alcohol with medication. Hope it make sense. ...Read more

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Can you use aspartame and sugar when drinking alcohol?

Can you use aspartame and sugar when drinking alcohol?

Yes: there are no interactions. In general, you are better off using smaller amounts of sugar than using aspartame or sucralose, which actually metabolically may be just as bad as sugar in higher doses. Plant-derived sweeteners like Truvia (Stevia) may be safer, but many low-calorie and low-fat foods have additives that may not be good for us either. Keep alcohol to 1-2 standard drinks/day. ...Read more

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Recently i gave up drinking beer and started drinking bourbon and diet coke and i'm getting anxiety is it the diet coke?

Recently i gave up drinking beer and started drinking bourbon and diet coke and i'm getting anxiety is it the diet coke?

Alcoholism: The big book of alcoholics anonymous has a great paragraph early in their chapter on who is an alcoholic. I would recommend you find and read this. Switching alcohol types trying to find a different outcome is the very definition of alcoholism. It is not the diet coke. Alcohol is a drug that is classified as a depressant. Anxiety is on the spectrum with depression. Please try sobriety. ...Read more

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Can over drinking liquor make my face breakout?

Can over drinking liquor make my face breakout?

In some people: Alcohol does increase the chances of acne, and worsens existing acne. If this is happening to you, then the solution is simple - stop the alcohol. If you have trouble doing this, then you need to consider why alcohol is so important in your life and you may need some help from a mental health counselor to assist you in reducing or stopping your use. ...Read more

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Will drinking excessive amounts of water stop my binge eating?

Will drinking excessive amounts of water stop my binge eating?

Excessive water: No drinking excessive water is not the answer to excessive eating. Excessive water consumption can lead to its own metabaolic problems. The answer to excessive eating is to get into a good eating disorder program, with a counselor, dietician, medical doctor, and a psychiatrist. You may need inpatient or outpatient treatment. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with doxycycline?

Can I drink alcohol with doxycycline?

Not recommended: While risks of adverse outcome associated with drinking alcohol while taking Doxycycline are less than some other antibiotics, it is still not recommended. Studies show that drinking alcohol can increase the metabolism and clearance of doxycycline, making it less effective at fighting infections. Also for people with liver disease, the combination of alcohol and Doxycycline is contraindicated. ...Read more

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Can drinking excessive amounts of diet coke bad for me?

Can drinking excessive amounts of diet coke bad for me?

Yes: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read more

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis c is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us. ...Read more

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Can i take clindamycin and drink alcohol?

Can i take clindamycin and drink alcohol?

Mixing: Yes, but it will lower the effect of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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What changes will occur if I start drinking lots of water and quit drinking caffeine?

What changes will occur if I start drinking lots of water and quit drinking caffeine?

No caffeine: You may have some mild withdrawal headaches far afew days. You may also see a mild diuretic effect from increasing you water intake. ...Read more

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Is it possible for drinking alcohol to lead to acne?

Is it possible for drinking alcohol to lead to acne?

No: Use alcohol wisely if at all, but this isn't causing your acne. It's a non-lifestyle related, non-hygiene related illness with only a marginal link to diet. The key is that you can manage it, though you can't cure it until it goes away on your own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription strength Rx. ...Read more

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Im using isdiben 10 mg, it is to help acne but the doctor said i can't drink alcohol.How long do I have to stop taking them to before drinking alcohol?

Im using isdiben 10 mg, it is to help acne but the doctor said i can't drink alcohol.How long do I have to stop taking them to before drinking alcohol?

probably a week: Am concerned if your desire to drink is stronger than your wish to get rid of your acne, which i assume is severe since you are on this medication. Alcohol itself is not a good drug for your skin, and may worsen acne as well. Talk to the prescribing doctor - that should be your first resource, not online strangers. ...Read more

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Would it be recommended to to take acne medication if i drink alcohol every once in a while later in the day?

Would it be recommended to to take acne medication if i drink alcohol every once in a while later in the day?

I wouldn't advise it: The simple antibiotics like tetracycline and Erythromycin aren't a problem if you want to drink in moderation. If you're taking isotretinoin, it might be a good idea to not to drink much alcohol, as each can be a little rough on the liver. ...Read more

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Is it possible to drink alcohol while on minaxen pills( contain minocycline antibiotic for acne) ?

Not a good idea: Would recommend no consumption of alcohol, while using minocycline, as the side effects will be greatly increased and the effectiveness of the drug lessened. ...Read more

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Took doxycycline today for acne around 1:30. It's now 11:00. Can I drink alcohol or should I wait?

Took doxycycline today for acne around 1:30. It's now 11:00. Can I drink alcohol or should I wait?

Wait: Do not drink alcohol at all. It has never done any one any good, ever. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Im 4 months post accutane. i know you are not suppose to drink alcohol, but i had 2 vanilla jello cups with sugar alcohol. will i relapse with acne?

Im 4 months post accutane. i know you are not suppose to drink alcohol, but i had 2 vanilla jello cups with sugar alcohol. will i relapse with acne?

Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin can cause liver damage so drinking alcohol which also causes liver damage is not a good idea. Relapse is not the issue. Remember that alcohol itself is liver toxic. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol ok.In what quantity.

Unaswerable: You do realize that we are really physicians here. Medicine has little to say about alcohol use unless it is being abused or causing damage to one's health. I believe that unless you have health consequences to your drinking then drinking rarely and slowly is a good piece of advise to remember. Moderation in all things. ...Read more

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Are there any positive benefits to drinking alcohol?

Are there any positive benefits to drinking alcohol?

Possibly-low doses: There have been associations (which does not necessarily mean that alcohol is the CAUSE of the effect) between low dose alcohol (up to 2 drinks per day in men and 1 drink in women and men over 60) and improvement in HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), with a lower rate of coronary heart disease/heart attack, which are the major cause of death in the western world. Exercise works even better. ...Read more

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol on the body?

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol on the body?

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

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I occasionally have pain after drinking alcohol. Why?

Pain where??: If you ever put alcohol on a cut, you know that it is toxic to tissues - it burns! That is not just true of isopropyl alcohol but ethyl (beverage) alcohol as well. People can get pain in their mouth and throats, esophagus, stomach and duodenum from drinking excessive alcohol, or for those with particular sensitivity. It can also inflame the liver and pancreas, causing abdominal and back pain. ...Read more

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Can there be any harmfull effects of drinking alcohol?

One drink per day: In a healthy individual one drink per day on average is considered okay. Drinking large amounts of alcohol on a regular basis has damaging effects on multiple body systems with well-documented negative effects on brain, liver, cardiovascular system, connective tissue/skin, immune system, blood, & so forth. If you cannot stick to one drink per day consider avoiding alcohol. Do not drink with meds. ...Read more

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Are there any science prooved benefits of drinking alcohol?

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May increase HDL: Moderate alcohol use may increase HDL (good cholesterol), which may help lower the risk of heart disease. But too much alcohol can increase triglycerides, which would increase the risk of heart disease. The key is to drink in moderation. If you currently don't drink, don't start drinking for the possible health benefits. The moderate alcohol use is 1-2 drinks/day for men and 1 drink/day for women. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any benefits of drinking alcohol/liquor?

Please tell me if there are any benefits of drinking alcohol/liquor?

For every + a -: You've probably read the stories of one glass of wine or spirits per day does this thing that's great for you. On the other side of this argument is a body of research that says that no amount of alcohol is ever good. Use in moderation or responsibly please, but don't expect any "health benefits". ...Read more

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What causes blackout after drinking alcohol?

What causes blackout after drinking alcohol?

It's theorized that: Alcohol consumption impairs the transmission of neurotransmitters in the hippocampus of the brain especially gaba/ gamma amino-butyric acid and n methyl d aspartate, thus causing the black out. Bottoms up! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/blackout_(alcohol-related_amnesia). ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol constrict pupils?

Does drinking alcohol constrict pupils?

It can: Yes, drinking alcohol can constrict the pupils. Constriction of the pupils is called miosis. Opiate drugs tend to constrict the pupils more than alcohol. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

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