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Is Beer And Wine Ok To Drink
Alcohol is alcohol: As far as calories go, blood levels, getting drunk, potential damage to organs, risk for breast cancer, a drink is a drink (see my other answer for that). Speed of intake affects how much alcohol is absorbed, and blood levels, whether you nurse a beer, glass of wine, or mixed drink. Trace vits, minerals, toxins, antiox minimal effects on health. All may increase good cholesterol somewhat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not especially: Used moderately, drinking some beer or wine can be enjoyable and not dangerous to you. Still, it isn't particularly "good." some studies praise the polyphenols and flavonoids (cancer fighters) in red wine. Actually though, hot cocoa contains much more of those. Cocoa is healthier than milk chocolate, because it's minus the extra saturated fat. ...Read more
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
YOU DRINK TOO MUCH: On the days you do!Get a more detailed answer ›
Way too much alcohol: A bottle of wine is about 6 drinks (a serving is 4 oz, = alcohol to a shot or a beer), & 2 more drinks = 8 drinks a night. This is way too much for anyone's health. Moderate drinking for avg woman (per world health org) is 1 drink per occasion. 3 drinks a day can kill as many platelets as your body can make. Please get an evaluation @ a treatment ctr or from an addiction medicine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic + Alcohol: Panic disorder is relatively easy to treat. Why accept to live with it? Alcohol may make you feel momentarily better but it will not solve the problem. If you postpone treatment you may end up having to use more and more alcohol to take off the edge. Dealing with excessive drinking is more difficult. A cognitive behavioral psychotherapist specialized in panic will help you more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had acute pancreitis been 7months is it healed? Can i eat most foods and drink wine@ dinner or a beer on ocation?
Foods fine, wine NO: If your pancreatitis was caused by alcohol, then resuming drinking will not only be bad for your pancreas, but you will be highly likely to get back to heavy drinking. If it was not caused by alcohol, you are still taking a risk, since the previously injured pancreas may be more sensitive to the toxic effects of even low doses of alcohol. If alcohol was problem, get into some form of treatment. ...Read more
After alcoholic fatty liver reverses, is drinking actually dangerous? I don't see myself never having beers with the guys or wine with my wife.
Potentially yes: Drinking leads to fatty liver, which is reversible once you stop drinking, if there is no scarring already. For you to know if there is scarring in the liver you would need a liver biopsy. Alcoholic fatty liver can then turn into cirrhosis, which is non-reversible. You can probably get away with a drink every now and then, but nothing on a daily / regular basis. ...Read more
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