Top
10
Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism Can You Drink Alcohol

Share
1

1
What is a better medicine to drink alcohol on with hypothyroidism, levoxyl (thyroxine) or armor ?

What is a better medicine to drink alcohol on with hypothyroidism, levoxyl (thyroxine) or armor ?

Neither: It does not really make a difference. Alcohol in large doses is a mitochondrial poison, and would tend to adversely affect you. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
387 doctors shared insights

Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


2

2
How long will a 16oz drink that contains 10% alcohol show up on a PBT? I'm female, 5'2" and I weigh about 100 lbs. Also, I have hypothyroidism ...

How long will a 16oz drink that contains 10% alcohol show up on a PBT? I'm female, 5'2" and I weigh about 100 lbs. Also, I have hypothyroidism ...

Portable Breath Test: By PBT, I assume you mean Portable Breath Test aka Breathalyzer. General consensus is that we take an hour to clear a unit of alcohol which varies depending upon type (and amount) of drink. Weight, coincident food, general metabolism eg thyroid function, etc affect rate. Check out http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/853.aspx for more info. ...Read more

3

3
Is drinking alcohol okay when you have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

Is drinking alcohol okay when you have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

Limited amount is ok: Many studies have shown that men who have 2 drinks a day and women who have 1 drink a day will generally live longer than those who have more or less alcohol. Alcohol does not adversely effect the thyroid. ...Read more

4

4
I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and i rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and i rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

Probably just you: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait producing a high GGT without drinking or anything else. From time to time, I have to reassure these people's employers, probation officers or whoever that they are not secretly abusing alcohol. ...Read more

5

5
Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

May just be you: That's high for the lab, I trust? About one person in 1000 always runs a way-high GGT. It's genetic. These folks get accused of being drunks. You're not. Sorry there was a misunderstanding. If everything else is okay, forget it. ...Read more

6

6
Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

7

7
My AST level is abnormally high. It is 60 U/L. I don't drink alcohol and don't have hepatitis. What is causing this? What should I do?

My AST level is abnormally high. It is 60 U/L. I don't drink alcohol and don't have hepatitis. What is causing this? What should I do?

Normal: If your ALT is normal, I wouldn't worry about it. AST is an enzyme made by other tissues besides the liver, like red blood cells and bone. Your doctor can check other labs to see where the elevation might be coming from. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Can you drink alcohol withbpenicillin vk?

Depends: Depends on how much you are talking about when you say "drink." if you are on pencillin, it is to treat an infection. Large quantities of alcohol (more than 2-3 drinks on an occasion) interfere with the body's ability to fight infections - white blood cells do not work as well to gobble up germs and make antibodies in the presence of alcohol. If it is a beer or 2, or a glass of win, no problem. ...Read more

9

9
Can you drink alcohol while taking tamiflures?

Can you drink alcohol while taking tamiflures?

Not Advised: It is not advised to drink alcohol when you are ill regardless if you are on medication or not. That then gets much more specific in that you are not to drink alcohol when on medication for an acute illness such as the flu. ...Read more

10

10
How dangerous is it to occasionally drink alcohol?

How dangerous is it to occasionally drink alcohol?

Safe to drink: Yes it is safe to drink alcohol in moderation as long as you do not have a medical contraindication like liver disease studies have shown that if you are male and drink 2 drinks a day, like 2glasses of wine, 2beers, or two shots of hard liqour, it is beneficial to your health as it raises yourhdl in women who are not pregnant or nursing 10 drinks a week is beneficial any more than that can be harmful. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
1,212 doctors shared insights

Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more