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I am a 37 y/o M, 6-2, 220#. Workout regularly since age 14. I Have a good diet. I also enjoy red wine. How many glasses a week should be my limit?

I am a 37 y/o M, 6-2, 220#. Workout regularly since age 14. I Have a good diet. I also enjoy red wine. How many glasses a week should be my limit?

Rule of thumb: For males, up to two 5 ounce glasses of wine daily is permissible provided ok with both physical and mental health. This is a guideline only. Abstinence is still a good thing, and moderation is the policy if you do drink. Guidelines: Beer: 12 fluid ounces (355 milliliters)
Wine: 5 fluid ounces (148 milliliters)
Distilled spirits (80 proof): 1.5 fluid ounces (44 milliliters) ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone drinks three or four glasses of wine a night, will they inevitably put on weight?

Could you tell me if someone drinks three or four glasses of wine a night, will they inevitably put on weight?

A problem?: First of all that sounds like a lot of wine for anyone, especially a woman. If your additional wine consumption calories are greater than your total caloric expenditure, then you will have surplus and gain weight. Alcohol doesn't add any nutritive benefit, so they are empty calories. Rule of thumb: to maintain weight, calories consumed have to equal calories expended. Excess is stored. ...Read more

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I rarely drink, one to four glasses of wine per month. I get squeezing chest pain after a half glass. Allergy? Goes away after few hours.

I rarely drink, one to four glasses of wine per month. I get squeezing chest pain after a half glass. Allergy? Goes away after few hours.

Possible: Is there a difference between red or white wine. Also, do you notice a difference with eating or not. You could have food allergy, but wine is an alcohol and that can make you more prone to reflux. ...Read more

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How many glasses of wine should be consumed each week?

How many glasses of wine should be consumed each week?

You decide: Don't abuse it, don't allow it to affect your behavior, and remember that the supposed health benefits (if they are real) aren't spectacular and shouldn't be a lifestyle consideration. Drink or not, as you wish. ...Read more

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Drank about a bottle of wine a day for 1 or 2 years. A month ago, I cut back to 1-2 glasses a week- and I feel ok. Should worry of withdrawals now?

Don't worry.: Good for you for backing off. That was way too much. Some people say that 1-2 glasses of wine a day for women is still too high for safety. Consider less, You will have no withdrawal symptoms this late. ...Read more

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When taking 0.5mg Ativan (lorazepam) PRN (about once a week or less), how many days must one wait before having 1-2 glasses of wine (standard 5 oz glasses)?

When taking 0.5mg Ativan (lorazepam) PRN (about once a week or less), how many days must one wait before having 1-2 glasses of wine (standard 5 oz glasses)?

Half-life = 12-16hrs: Half your dose may still be in your system after 16 hrs, etc. You can figure the days. If you really do stop at 2 normal wine servings, a day or two should be fine but you might want to have a reliable adult around to drive, etc if you feel less than sharp. Moderation sounds comfortable to you - that's good! ...Read more

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I can not get my INR stable and I only drink about 4 glasses of wine a week so why is this happening I have other health problems type 2 diabeats?

I can not get my INR stable and I only drink about 4 glasses of wine a week so why is this happening I have other health problems type 2 diabeats?

Unstable INR: There are many foods and supplements that affect blood viscosity (thinness/thickness); some contain vitamin k which tends to thicken blood; others act like blood thinners. See following site for lists of both as well as info on how to take blood thinner most effectively: http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/pubs/factsheets/coumadin1.Pdf. ...Read more

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I had black smelly soft stool, the first part of my stool was regular brown, firm. Followed by semi liquid black tar like stool. The night before i'd drunk two glasses of (red) Malbec wine. Over there past few weeks my stools have been more light coloure

I had black smelly soft stool, the first part of my stool was regular brown, firm. Followed by semi liquid black tar like stool. The night before i'd drunk two glasses of (red) Malbec wine. Over there past few weeks my stools have been more light coloure

Possible melena?: If in setting of alcohol, NSAID/aspirin use, etc may be higher likelihood that the described stool was melena, often caused by significant bleeding in upper GI tract, most often from ulcer. This would clearly require MD attention - would need more info, of course. Seek MD esp if re flags e.g. weakness/dizziness, nausea/vomit, fever, weight loss. ...Read more

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My mom had breast cancer at 54-- can I still have a few glasses of wine a week?

My mom had breast cancer at 54-- can I still have a few glasses of wine a week?

A risk factor: Alcohol intake is one of the risk factors for breast cancer. You have already one in your heredity. See this site for more information on this subject, however, no good can come from drinking alcohol. Even the so called benefits of moderate intake are in question.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/breast-cancer/basics/causes/con-20029275 ...Read more

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Can mouth ulcers be from mono or EBV? Diagnosed 2 years ago&have never had an ulcer. I have 2 glasses of wine a week but have healthy diet otherwise

Can mouth ulcers be from mono or EBV? Diagnosed 2 years ago&have never had an ulcer. I have 2 glasses of wine a week but have healthy diet otherwise

Mouth ulcers: These ulcers in the mouth can be caused by herpes Type I, and can be recurrent with other illness or just by itself. Wine can aggravate it due to its acidity, so best to avoid citrus, spicy and acidic foods when eating and drinking. You can get checked with labs for this and treated with Acyclovir (script) if indicated for each episode that occurs from your internist/GYN MD. It is unlikely Mono/EB ...Read more

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My mom age 65 diagnosed w/ barrett's esophagus and prominent veins in esoph. Gi said due to liver and ordered ct. 2-3 glasses/wine a week. Thoughts?

My mom age 65 diagnosed w/ barrett's esophagus and prominent veins in esoph. Gi said due to liver and ordered ct. 2-3 glasses/wine a week. Thoughts?

More details: Barrett's esophagitis is a precancerous condition of the lower esophagus associated with gerd. Treatments vary depending on the severity and whether dysplasia exists. "prominent veins" suggest esophageal varices. These occur when the liver is damaged, usually by cirrhosis and there is back pressure. If she has liver disease, she needs to stop all alcohol. Get details from her gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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2 wine glasses a night good or bad?

2 wine glasses a night good or bad?

Depends: Depends on how big your glasses are, of course. Also, if alcohol addiction has been a problem in the past, I recommend no single drop of it. If you use alcohol for any health reasons such as to help you fall asleep or elevate your mood - stop right where you are. It will make you dependent and addicted. Also, anti-depressants and alcohol is a very dangerous combo. Deaths have been reported. ...Read more

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If I took naptoxen around 10:00 and I want to have a couple glasses of wine around 5:30 would that be ok?

If I took naptoxen around 10:00 and I want to have a couple glasses of wine around 5:30 would that be ok?

Yes: You have taken your Naproxen sodium about 7 hours earlier and this should not pose a problem for your wine drinking. Remember to have some food in your stomach. ...Read more

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I had 3 glasses of wine is it ok still to breastfeed?

I had 3 glasses of wine is it ok still to breastfeed?

Wine/breastfeeding: Everything you take into your body goes into breast milk. If you do not want to expose your baby to wine, pump and dispose. ...Read more

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Is having 2.5 glasses of wine each night okay?

Depends: Your weight and tolerance for alcohol will tell your body how well you can tolerate the volume. That amount is not out of line and if you look up the french paradox, you will find that there are heart benefits from wine. ...Read more

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How many glasses of wine should I drink?

How many glasses of wine should I drink?

This is a little: Complicated from the health standpoint. If you really want to drink wine, experts suggest it is likely fine for women drink no more than 1 glass a day, men up to 2 glasses. But the health benefits of wine are no so well established that you should drink it for health benefits alone. If you're trying to drink the healthiest: water:) ...Read more

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I'm normally a heavy wine drinker but now I get nausea from the taste after 4 glasses and cant get a buzz either. Any possible reasons?

I'm normally a heavy wine drinker but now I get nausea from the taste after 4 glasses and cant get a buzz either. Any possible reasons?

Alcohol: Heavy alcohol drinking of any type does not bode well regarding the imperceptible transition into true alcoholism. When that happens the quantity and frequency tend to take on a life of their own, regardless of annoying physical symptoms. Many people go on to serious physical and mental problems. I would take your body's hint and stop altogether. If you find that it is too difficult consider help ...Read more

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I quit drinking It's been 4 days and I am very ansee anxous in the evening time I am used to having 2-3 glasses of wine every night. Can any med help?

I quit drinking It's been 4 days and I am very ansee anxous in the evening time I am used to having 2-3 glasses of wine every night. Can any med help?

Serax can be used: Yes, serax (oxazepam) 10-15 mg every 4-6 hrs can really help take the edge off of the symptoms. This can be used for a few days if longer may need to taper off of the med ...Read more

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How many glasses of wine is healthy to drink?

None: A recent study revealed that no amount of alcohol healthy, so I would not take a chance. ...Read more

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Is there harm in having 1 or 2 glasses of wine with dinner?

Is there harm in having 1 or 2 glasses of wine with dinner?

Wine: Having wine with meals 1-2 times per week has been shown to have beneficial effects. However it is alcohol and alcohol is never good for the body. ...Read more

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Had 2 glasses of wine over 6 hours, then panicked & took 10mg Valium. How bad is this? Am I doing to die?

Had 2 glasses of wine over 6 hours, then panicked & took 10mg Valium. How bad is this? Am I doing to die?

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea to mix alcohol and tranquilizers. As you know you did not die and hopefully you didn't drive. You should review all your meds with your doctor and get specific advise how to handle things if you are going to drink alcohol. Usually there will be some plan to lower amount of drinks or skip a tranquilizer if you are drinking. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I take my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (add med, 50mg) in the morning and then have wine 1-2 glasses later in the evening?

Is it bad if I take my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (add med, 50mg) in the morning and then have wine 1-2 glasses later in the evening?

No but watch ETOH: Shouldn't be a problem taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and alcohol with the time difference. However if you drink 1 to 2 glasses of alcohol in the evening on a daily basis it will effect your sleep which will have an adverse effect on the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Be well and be healthy. ...Read more