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Please explain what effects does drinking a fifth of 80 proof alcohol every night have on the body?

Please explain what effects does drinking a fifth of 80 proof alcohol every night have on the body?

Alcoholism: Drinking a fifth of any alcohol daily is by definition alcoholism. Alcoholism is a disease state - physical, emotional and spiritual. Physically, that much alcohol is damaging the brain, the liver, the kidneys, the heart, the esophagus and stomach. Emotionally and spiritually, the damage can be just as great. ...Read more

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Is drinking about 3 cocktails a night harmful for your health? Each cocktail has about 1 shot of 40 proof alcohol?

Is drinking about 3 cocktails a night harmful for your health? Each cocktail has about 1 shot of 40 proof alcohol?

Yes: Moderate consumption is considered 1 drink daily for women and 2 for men. Drinking only once a week but consuming all 7/14 in one day does not count and would be considered binge drinking. Women are more susceptible to alcohol in its short term and long term effects and there are genetic non-gender differences also. Aging and addition of RX meds like cholesterol meds puts more stress on the liver. ...Read more

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If i drink 1 pint of 80 proof alcohol and take 100 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) together, would that cause a bad reaction?

To answer your : Question - if you have done this please call 911 for transport to your nearest emergency room (now). ...Read more

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Can there be any scientific proof between pregnant women drinking alcohol and having alcoholic children?

Can there be any scientific proof between pregnant women drinking alcohol and having alcoholic children?

Maybe: Antenatal alcohol exposure can lead to a developmentally delayed or disabled child. Alcohol can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, which can injure many organ systems & may affect the person for a lifetime. Antenatal alcohol exposure increases risk for adhd, & other neurologic conditions that predispose to alcoholism in later life. Doctors rightly advise against alcohol consumption during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Fibroscan vs MRI of liver? Unexplained elevated alt, not medications, alcohol, diet or viral. On a long waiting list, what else is left?

Fibroscan vs MRI of liver? Unexplained elevated alt, not medications, alcohol, diet or viral. On a long waiting list, what else is left?

Other ideas: Have you been checked for hemochromatosis, wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency, autoimmune hepatitis? What about your sgot/ast? There are people that run an isolated high alt for no obvious reason and are perfectly healthy. Have you been offered a biopsy? Is the waiting list for a liver transplant -- that sounds premature at best? ...Read more

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What could be the reasons for my high uric levels. I've never had alcohol and have an inconsistent diet.

What could be the reasons for my high uric levels. I've never had alcohol and have an inconsistent diet.

Many things: High uric acid can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or kidneys don't eliminate at a rapid rate. Factors that can cause this are diuretics, alcohol, genetics, hypothyroidism, obesity, psoriasis, p urine rich diet-organ meat, renal insufficiency, tumor lysine syndrome. This is a broad differential but diet can be modified, and uric acid levels can be retested. ...Read more

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I get sick only the evening after consuming small amounts of alcohol. I am in my twenties with what i believe is a digestive problem. For years, i was able to consume high amounts of alcohol without having much of an affect on me (my family has an extreme

I get sick only the evening after consuming small amounts of alcohol. I am in my twenties with what i believe is a digestive problem. For years, i was able to consume high amounts of alcohol without having much of an affect on me (my family has an extreme

Since : Since you reported that you drank heavy amounts of alcohol for years, it isn't known how much damage you may have done to your body. Being able to drink large amounts of alcohol without having mucn of an effect is called tolerance. From your description, would imagine that you spent a fair amount of time drinking. It sounds that despite the fact that you now have a health problem related to alcohol, that you are still drinking. Most people wouldn't continue to ingest a substance that caused them to vomit or to feel nauseated. Additionally, there is a family history of people who were heavy drinkers. Recommend that you go in for a comprehensive evaluation by your doctor and that you are scrupulously honest about your alcohol use. ...Read more

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What is the difference between high tolerance wrt alcohol and immunity to effects of alcohol?

What is the difference between high tolerance wrt alcohol and immunity to effects of alcohol?

Semantics?: "high tolerance" meaning can drink a lot and not appear intoxicated? (not necessarily a good thing) usually implies chronic use or use of meds that affect metabolism of alcohol. "immunity to effects" meaning no tissue or organ damage to liver, stomach, heart, pancreas, brain, nervous system, etc.? Means relatively protected by genes, luck, diet, or just moderate intake (or less). ...Read more

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My first time taking in weed and it was mixed with alcohol, five days now and still feels I am high and forget things easily what do I do ?

My first time taking in weed and it was mixed with alcohol, five days now and still feels I am high and forget things easily what do I do ?

Relax and wait: This is very unusual. Most people feel "high"for a only few hours after using marijuana and generally do not feel any effects the next day. While traces can remain in your system for several days, the levels are generally too low to have a noticeable effect.You may be unusually sensitive. Within a few more days you should feel normal. Sounds like it does not agree with you and you should avoid it. ...Read more