Health benefits of wine in treating gastroenteritis - Doctor answers

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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What are the health benefits of having red wine?

What are the health benefits of having red wine?

Has antioxidants: There is evidence that those who have about 1 drink of alcohol a day have better health than those who don't drink at all or who drink larger amounts, with lower risk of heart disease, cancer & alzheimer's. Red wine may be the healthiest choice because it contains proanthocyanidans, which are antioxidant flavonoids. See http://www. Huffingtonpost. Com/2011/10/19/red-wine-health_n_1018934.Html. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of drinking red wine occasionally?

What are the health benefits of drinking red wine occasionally?

None: Alcohol is a poison and never did anybody any good, ever.
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. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits to drinking a glass of wine every night?

Yes: A glass is sufficient. It contains natural substances that are beneficial. ...Read more

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How much red wine should I drink each day to get the health benefits?

How much red wine should I drink each day to get the health benefits?

Well.............: Health benefits of alcohol intake include wine, beer and liquor (not including what you mix it in). Red wine is not significantly better. Studies show that people who drink 1-2 standard size beverages a day have better cardiovascular outcomes than those who do not. One standard beverage is 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine, or 1.5 oz liquor. Any day with more than 2 is not as good, so more is not better. ...Read more

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Is it true a glass of wine a day has health benefits or is that just an old wives tale? And how long should I wait after a glass to take my zoloft (sertraline)?

Is it true a glass of wine a day has health benefits or is that just an old wives tale? And how long should I wait after a glass to take my zoloft (sertraline)?

Resveratrol: Some studies show benefits of one glass of wine (especially red wine) a day, for women. This does not mean you should start drinking it if you have not been. There are good phytonutrients such as resveratrol in red grape skins, which are incorporated in red wine. Without exposing yourself to alcohol, you could get the same from grapes, etc, or a good resveratrol supplement. ...Read more

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Drink 8 ounces (1.5 glasses) of red wine daily for health benefits per medical studies. Can the long-term effects of this cause fatty liver?

Drink 8 ounces (1.5 glasses) of red wine daily for health benefits per medical studies. Can the long-term effects of this cause fatty liver?

Perhaps: Depends on individual and other factors. 8 ounces daily is somewhat "generous" re: health benefits of wine. ...Read more

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What's the benefits of wine which is available at super market?

What's the benefits of wine which is available at super market?

Alcohol: Wine is epidemiologically associated with a lower incidence of heart disease. It doesn't matter where you buy it. (6 oz) 1 glass for women and (12 oz) 2 glasses for men is beneficial. The more you drink, the less the benefit/more the harm. ...Read more

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How to know if I still have gastroenteritis?

How to know if I still have gastroenteritis?

Symptoms: The symptoms of Stomach Flu (Viral Gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.
According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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What people are at risk for gastroenteritis?

Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus and just like the flu is transmitted from person to person. Unlike the flu, it is usually transmitted by poor hand hygeine. It can come in waves on certain communities and during certain tomes of year (spring/summer). Anyone can get gastroenteritis - prevention with good hand washing and food storage is key. ...Read more

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Ok I've got gastroenteritis. What should I do?

Ok I've got gastroenteritis. What should I do?

Fluid: Stay well hydrated, control nausea and get some bed rest until symptoms have improved. This seldom lasts more than a day or two, and if it stays longer see your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids and if you cannot keep things down - see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of having gastroenteritis?

Vomiting and diarhea: Most often it is caused by a virus but can be bacterial. The symptoms range from diarrhea cramping vomiting and sometimes fever. Nausea is often part of the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some of the risk factors for getting Gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis: Most commonly
- food and water borne-- Guardia, campylobacter etc
- viral
- bacterial
- food poisoning may give similar symptoms ...Read more

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I keep getting gastroenteritis symptoms. Is it something else?

I keep getting gastroenteritis symptoms. Is it something else?

Recuring GI symptoms: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read more

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What number of cifloxin tablets should I take for gastroenteritis?

None: Unless directed by a medical provider. Cifloxin is an antibiotic and most gastroenteritis is viral. ...Read more

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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more