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Doctor insights on: Health Dangers Of Alcohol

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Is smoking less dangerous for your health than drinking alcohol?

Is smoking less dangerous for your health than drinking alcohol?

No: No but cigarette smoking (addiction) and alcoholism are two of the top three preventable causes of death. They are among the top contributors to "all cause" mortality because they can adversely affect your health in so many ways. There may be some beneficial health effects of drinking small amounts of alcohol regularly, particularly red wine. ...Read more

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Why would alcohol have such a health anomaly?

Why would alcohol have such a health anomaly?

Alcohol: One of oldest sedative, alcohol can compromise your immune system & depress your cognitive-affective systems, leading, among many others, to such effects. ...Read more

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What health risks are associated with teen alcohol?

What health risks are associated with teen alcohol?

Teen alcohol: Squeglia et al in 2012 showed that adolescents who drink heavily in their teenage years exhibit less efficient processing of information and have less activation in certain brain areas than those who do not start to drink. The researchers also found that the teens who drank heavily had brains that were less efficient at processing information than the nondrinkers. ...Read more

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Alcohol or soft drinks which is more harmful for health?

Alcohol or soft drinks which is more harmful for health?

Alcohol: Over time, I would say alcohol is more detrimental for a variety of reasons. This includes physiologic as well as psychological issues. Soft drinks with sugar place a person at risk of metabolic syndrome as well as Type 2 Diabetes. Usually soft drinks do not affect your behavior or your relationships. Alcohol trumps soft drinks. ...Read more

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Can alcohol effect my body health 2 & 3 days after consuming?

Can alcohol effect my body health 2 & 3 days after consuming?

Please clarify: The answer is yes. But there is no context to your question. It us best here to be specific about symptoms. ...Read more

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How can abstaining from alcohol improve your mental health status?

How can abstaining from alcohol improve your mental health status?

Alcohol & Depression: Long term use of alcohol is associated with depression. Over time, it can deplete serotonin, thus, while you may feel good with that initial "buzz," coming down can take you back to that same sad place you started from, leading you to a vicious cycle of trying to chase away the blues. Staying away can help you get a good nights rest, replenish neurotransmitters and help you see more clearly later ...Read more

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Can you please describe the health consequences of alcohol on the body?

Can you please describe the health consequences of 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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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 it's 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