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Good And Bad Things About Alcohol
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
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
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
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
90% isophryl alcohol for ear-piercing? I soak my earrings in this for a few minutes then put them right back in. Is this good of bad?
This does: This does temporarily sterilize the earrings. This is okay. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
I know alcohol abuse leads 2 many bad things can it also be a cause of an enlerge prostate or does this happen naturally 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
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
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
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
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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