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Doctor insights on: Good And Bad Things About Alcohol

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Might your body build up a resistance to the bad health effects of alcohol along with the feel good effects?

Might your body build up a resistance to the bad health effects of alcohol along with the feel good effects?

Tolerance: Over time your body can develop tolerance. It may take higher doses to become intoxicated with its side effects & it may also take more alcohol just to get a buzz. However, with extensive liver damage — the person may find themselves reacting to smaller and smaller amounts of alcohol. ...Read more

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Lft test came back "satisfactory"... Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years. What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?

Lft test came back "satisfactory"... Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years. What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?

Normal LFT's = good: High lft's imply inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines fix. ...Read more

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What's the deal with alcohol -- is it good for me or bad for my heart?

What's the deal with alcohol -- is it good for me or bad for my heart?

Good Question!: There's a lot of confusing information out there. And usually, the information may hold true for some, but be not true for others. Every human being truly is a study of one: there has never been a person exactly like you before, there is not one now and there never will be a person exactly like you. Having said that, it depends on the needs of your body. Alcohol is a poison. Use wisely. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol good or bad for my heart?

That depends on: What your body needs. Do you need to lower your risk of heart disease or lower your risk of alcoholism? Every human being is truly a study of one! In general, alcohol is a poison. Use it wisely. ...Read more

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What are some good foods/drinks (other than alcohol) that would be good or bad to help me through the shakes and nausea?

What are some good foods/drinks (other than alcohol) that would be good or bad to help me through the shakes and nausea?

ORS: Ors, or oral rehydration solution, should help. These treatments will help keep your electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium) at normal levels. Understand that drinks like gatorade are ok, but can have a lot of sugar and calories, so be cautious. Seek care if the symptoms last more than 36 hours or worsen. ...Read more

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Some scientific studies say red wine 1 glass is good for health! Some say any alcohol is bad! What's truth? How can it be science if its conflicting?

Some scientific studies say red wine 1 glass is good for health! Some say any alcohol is bad! What's truth? How can it be science if its conflicting?

This is a great: Example of how many things in life, especially health, are not totally black or white in spite of applying a rigorous scientific method. Best evidence to date suggests that red wine contains substances, i.e. reservatrol that are healthy. Medical guidelines say 1 drink a day for men/2 for women is fine. Those who say "drink nothing" worry folks can't stop there and are at risk for alcoholism. Stay well ...Read more

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Is rubing alcohol or nonsente hand sanetiser on my ringworm before putting my medicated medicine good or bad?

Is rubing alcohol or nonsente hand sanetiser on my ringworm before putting my medicated medicine good or bad?

Immaterial: It will make little or no difference, since the alcohol evaporates rapidly and will not do any damage to the antifungal action of your medicated ointment, and eliminating a few bacteria with the alcohol will neither improve nor deteriorate the dermatophytic fungus causing your ringworm. ...Read more

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Can a bad diet lead to diabetic condition? Had very poor diet, low calories and high water/alcohol intake for past yr. Started good diet 2 weeks ago, but now getting hot weak, shaky in am past 2 days

Can a bad diet lead to diabetic condition? Had very poor diet, low calories and high water/alcohol intake for past yr. Started good diet 2 weeks ago, but now getting hot weak, shaky in am past 2 days

Diet and Diabetes: Insulin resistance which leads to type 2 diabetes, is a complex metabolic problem that generally develops over years of poor diet, and other lifestyle factors.

The symptoms you describe could be from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or from sudden detoxification of alcohol. Either situation is dangerous. You should make changes under the direction of a doctor. ...Read more

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Everytime I drink over my limit, I would puke by forcing myself (stick finger in throat). Good R bad to force myself? Does it clear 100% of alcohol?

Everytime I drink over my limit, I would puke by forcing myself (stick finger in throat). 

Good R bad to force myself? Does it clear 100% of alcohol?

Bad: The esophagus is not designed to handle the acidic contents of the stomach--ask someone with GERD. You are putting yourself at risk for other conditions, including Barret's esophagitis and esophageal cancer. I suggest watching your limit. ...Read more

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My right side hurts just below my rib after drinking alcohol. Not bad, just like a sour stomach only on the wrong side. My liver numbers are good.?

My right side hurts just below my rib after drinking alcohol. Not bad, just like a sour stomach only on the wrong side. My liver numbers are good.?

Get checked out: Pain is the way your body lets you know there is a problem. The relationship to your drinking is no accident. This could be anything from an ulcer, to a problem with your gall bladder or pancreas. You need a physical exam from your primary care physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is a little alcohol bad for men?

Is a little alcohol bad for men?

No it isn't: A beer, glass of wine or a single alcoholic cocktail isn't bad provided it does not make you intoxicated. In fact, red wine contains anti-oxidents which may be extremely healthy. However, any, even a little alcohol is bad for an alcoholic because they can not control or limit themselves to just consuming "only a little". ...Read more

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Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Chronic Heavy Drinking: Can lead to: Anemia, Cancer, Heart disease, poor circulation, liver disease, neuropathy, Dementia, Depression, Seizures, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Hig Blood Sugar, Impaired Immune system, pancreatitis, gastritis, among others. Need I say more? ...Read more

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Why is rubbing alcohol good for pain?

Topical, right?: I am assuming you mean topically during massage. Rubbing alocohol can do a couple of things to help get a massage deeper into muscles or relax them. First, the temper change and sensation on nerve endings in your skin can help muscles relax. Second, the alcohol acts as a varying lubricant on your skin that changes throughout the massage that allows different pressure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are any types of alcohol good for you?

Are any types of alcohol good for you?

Alcohol health: It appears that red wine is good. And really tastes good too. ...Read more

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Is a little of alcohol good for me?

Is a little of alcohol good for me?

Depends: Whether alcohol is good or not depends on many factors such as your overall health, your age and whether you have any medical conditions. If you are currently taking any medications also plays a role. Lastly the quantity and type of alcohol is a factor in how alcohol may affect you. ...Read more

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How bad is taking alcohol with medicines?

How bad is taking alcohol with medicines?

Impossible to: Make a sweeping statement in some cases it is a non issue. In other cases the combination could be catastrophic. Need to know the medicines to give an informed answer. ...Read more

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Why is alcohol bad for people who are cold?

Why is alcohol bad for people who are cold?

Vasodilatation: Alcohol causes dilatation of the vessels of the skin and while it may cause a sensation of warmth, it enhances heat loss and will predispose to hypothermia. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use alcohol as a crutch to keep the family together?

Is it bad to use alcohol as a crutch to keep the family together?

Yes: Sweeping things under the rug does not solve family problem. Stop tiptoeing around and honestly address the problems. Get family counseling if needed. ...Read more

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Is it good to take alcohol,if so how much a day? Please suggest a brand for me.

Is it good to take alcohol,if so how much a day? Please suggest a brand for me.

One glass: A glass of red wine is thought by many to be a healthy habit, but only once a day. It's also very reasonable and healthy to drink no alcohol at all ...Read more

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Sniffing alcohol is it bad?

Sniffing alcohol is it bad?

Yes: Rubbing alcohol is a poison that should not be inhaled or consumed. It is to be used on the skin to clean a wound. It can cause severe metabolic problems and even death if ingested. Ethyl or drinking alcohol should also not be inhaled. The intoxication that occurs from its inhalation can also be fatal. ...Read more

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Is alcohol and hypoglycemia bad?

Alcohol can cause: Hypoglycemia if you drink and don't eat for a prolonged period. 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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Is alcohol good for earache?

No: Ear ache usually is due to any of the following injury, infections, wax impaction and congestion. May be a drunkperson may not feel the pain while drunk. ...Read more

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Is alcohol good for an anemic person?

no: Alcohol is not going to help improve anemia. May aggravate stomach issues. Well-rounded diet and perhaps a vitamin supplement may help you. Should discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Is alcohol or soda bad for the kidneys?

Is alcohol or soda bad for the kidneys?

Harm to kidneys...: Harm to kidneys is of lower degree than harm to brain, liver and stomach from alcohol. ...Read more

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If it's a bad thing for toddlers to drink alcohol?

If it's a bad thing for toddlers to drink alcohol?

Hope you're kidding: Although there may be a small amount of alcohol found in some oral liquid medications, there is no value otherwise in giving a child a drink of alcohol. It's against the law for a good reason! Why would you consider it? ...Read more