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How Is Gout Affected By Alcohol And Tobacco
Nicotine addiction: Nicotine is a powerful vasoconstrictor. For each cigarette smoked the arteries constrict for about an hour with the result of 50% reduction in blood flow. Nicotine shuts down your circulation. Many with nicotine addiction like its calming effect, which long term leads to ischemic complications like stroke, heart attack, limb loss and sudden death. Hope you can quit. Small amounts red wine okay. ...Read more
It goes up the more: you drink. Depending on gender and to some extent size, it goes up about 200 mg% (0.02) with each drink, also dependent on how quickly you drink, and whether it is on an empty stomach, as well as individual tolerance. About 4 drinks within one hour will result in a BAC of 80mg% (or 0.08 gms%). This can be higher in some people, especially if drinks are "chugged" - one after the other rapidly. ...Read more
How severely is alcohol and smoking related to panic attacks? And how much quantity of alcohol is moderate as in 40 vol of rum? Thank you.
Anxiety smoke & drin: Generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder were associated with increased likelihood of nondependent cigarette use (goodwin et al am j addict, vol. 21(5) pp. 416-23) panic disorder and social anxiety disorder most frequently co exist with alcohol abuse or they trigger alcohol( bouzyk-szutkiewicz et al 2012) alcohol and nicotine combine predict the onset of panic disorder (chou et al 2011). ...Read more
My husband uses meth & has gout. The meth binges are usually followed by severe gout attacks. Can Meth cause gout? or is meth use abating the gout?
You have the answer: If he suffers from severe gout attacks after meth binges, that's all the proof you need. Certainly the meth has worsened and not lessened the gout. There may be other theoretical explanations but nothing can void the fact that meth binges induced severe gout attacks in your husband ...Read more
Here's an idea!!!: STOP DRINKING!! If you have acne rosacea or other predisposing causes of alcohol-induced flushing (like enzyme deficiencies found in Native Americans and people of Asian background), then alcohol is going to cause damage to your skin, as well as to your heart, liver, nervous system, pancreas, stomach and every other organ system. If you have already caused damage, lasers and other treatments help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LIkely quickly: The most urgent issues for anaphylaxis are breathing problem and shock. Since alcohol dilates the blood vessels , it will take even more volume to keep your circulation going. As anaphylaxis often causes a reduction in blood volume , alcohol may make the problem worse. As for smoking, it is not a problem but why would you be smoking anyway? ...Read more
Can poor nutrition and moderate alcohol consumption cause high protein in urine and can it be corrected by getting healthy?
See doctor: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it is imperative that you see your doctor to determine the cause of protein in urine, as it can be an early sign of kidney disease. Poor diet and alcohol may not explain the finding. ...Read more
Depends: Liver damage is rarely seen with 1-2 drinks per day (14/week), and goes up significantly with higher amounts. There are genetic predispositions to alcohol-induced cirrhosis, and people with hepatitis c are far more sensitive to alcohol, and should not drink at all. Alcohol damages far more than the liver, and again people differ in their sensitivities to these damages. Talk to md if concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decreased health: The heavy use of smoking and/or alcohol has a deleterious effect on your overall health. It can weaken the immune system, in particular, and that alone makes one more susceptible to cancers of all types. In addition, if circulation is impaired, your immune system cannot send the killer antibodies it needs to kill the tumor cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does being under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana cause seizures? Is having a seizure one way for the body to cope with the toxins?
How does alcohol use increase risk of cancer?I thought only carcinogens cause cancer.Can moderate alcohol use cause this?Or is it only heavy drinking?
Metabolites: There's talk of acetaldehyde, an alcohol metabolite, actually damaging DNA. If so, it's weak. You decision to have an occasional drink doesn't need to be governed by cancerphobia; no risk has been shown. You can't avoid all carcinogens. Abuse of alcohol is a possible promoter because it kills cells off that need to be replenished -- this is how ANYTHING can be "shown to cause cancer." ...Read more
How much alcohol affects the brain in negative ways and can permanently damage your health/put you at risk for alcoholism?
Alcohol affects vary: With body wt, gender, age, genetics, food consumed, beverage concentration, other drugs ingested, & tolerance. Any amount affects the brain. 5+ drinks kill brain cells, decreases rem sleep, lowers inhibitions & reasoning, impairs reflexes & coordination, etc. Guidelines for moderate drinking = male: max 4 drinks/day, 16/week; female: 3/day, 12/week. Greeleypsychologist.Com/alcohol.Xhtml. ...Read more
How much does family history, heredity, and ethnicity play into developing oral cancer, or is it primarily caused by tobacco, alcohol etc..
Smoking/chewing: Genetics can and does play a role in the incidence of oral cancers and all other cancer. However, there is no question that smoking and especially chewing tobacco long term puts you at a much higher overall risk of getting oral cancer. This risk is compounded with high usage of alcohol as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is alcohol consumption is forbidden for patients with gilbert's syndrome ?Is alcohol could damage the liver in the future?
How and why does tobacco smoking negatively impact on the body and mental health of adolescents aged 12-18?
Addictive: Since many who start never stop, the younger they are the longer they'll be damaging all the cells in their body. Some cells are just not going to function as well w/ inflammation - some may begin a process toward malignancy. The circulatory system is also stressed. The clearest mental issues are the habit and any guilty feelings. It's expensive too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a previous history of pancreatitis not caused by alcohol, how does drinking alcohol affect that?
More prone to pancre: While you may have had pancreatitis from other causes (gallstones come to mind), if you drink alcohol - especially to excess -then you can only cause further pancreatic problems. Best not to "tickle the tiger", knowing that the pancreas has caused you pain & discomfort before & that it is prone to it. Docs won't know if future panc is from aIcohol or other causes. Drink modestly if you have to dri ...Read more
Alcohol consequences: Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot withut results till late. But mental consequences are disastrous to self and family and to all your loved ones. It is deadly inherited and younger generations suffer much more than the first gen, from schizophrenia and severe mental problems along with alcoholism. Autism also is a result on kids, adhd, disabling anxiety.. Treat now. ...Read more
If body is generally dehydrated from regular alcohol use- such as bottle of wine daily, and no water intake- how would that affect the body over time?
? dehydrated ?: If you pee every 6-8 hours it is unlikely you are truly dehydrated.The body (kidneys) sort out your level of fluid intake from both liquids and food (vegies 60% water).If you drink few fluids your body adjusts and makes your urine concentrated. Wine is more water than alcohol,but it does make you pee more as an alcohol effect.The effect on your system has more to do with the alcohol than hydration ...Read more
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