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Hypothyroidism Can You Drink Alcohol
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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