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Is beer or wine better to drink than hard liquor?

Is beer or wine better to drink than hard liquor?

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 more

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Why does my back hurt when I drink? I don't drink alcohol often, but when I drink certain drinks, the middle of my back hurts so badly that I am sometime paralyzed in pain. I can drink beer, wine, and most liquirs fine. I cannot drink any pre-mixed drink

Why does my back hurt when I drink? I don't drink alcohol often, but when I drink certain drinks, the middle of my back hurts so badly that I am sometime paralyzed in pain. I can drink beer, wine, and most liquirs fine. I cannot drink any pre-mixed drink

That's a curious one: I've never heard of this so I can only make conjectures...Could it be gall bladder pain coming from mixed drinks with milk or fat products? Perhaps there's an explanation in chinese medicine? I don't even know what kind of regular md I would recommend to see. Perhaps start with your primary care provider and see if any clues come up with standard labs, exam, or history.. ...Read more

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Okay so when I drink beer iam fine even hard liquor but when I drink wine I poop blood it is bright red and it hurts?

Okay so when I drink beer iam fine even hard liquor but when I drink wine I poop blood it is bright red and it hurts?

Blood in stool: Defecation of bright red blood is always of concern and you should see your doctor about this and find out what is wrong, and to help you with any treatment that is necessary. Meanwhile do not drink wine. ...Read more

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I read that beer or liquor (example: vodka) are equally as good for your health (when having 1 drink per day) as wine. Is this really true?

I read that beer or liquor (example: vodka) are equally as good for your health (when having 1 drink per day) as wine. Is this really true?

Not all buzzes equal: 1.5 oz of liquor, 4-5 oz wine, 12 oz beer in US has generally same alcohol content. While controversial no alcohol is probably best but generally accepted 1-2/day max may be safe. Health benefits may vary, red wine generally accepted as better. In past showed greater association of cataracts with beer and hard liquor. Bottom line occasionally one won't hurt. Don't save up for all 14 on weekend ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol (eg glass Of beer or wine) everyday bad for your health?

Is drinking alcohol (eg glass Of beer or wine) everyday bad for your health?

Probably ok: Drinking 1 glass of wine or beer is generally OK for a woman and up to 2 glasses of wine or beer is usually ok for a man. But there are always exceptions to this rule such as if you have liver problems or are taking some medications (like seizure medications) which can be affected by alcohol use and decrease their efficacy. Personally I would drink tea or water but to each his or her own :) ...Read more

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I'm having a urodynamic testing done monday, doing a urine/drinking log for 3 days, can I drink alcohol; a beer or glass of wine tonight?

I'm having a urodynamic testing done monday, doing a urine/drinking log for 3 days, can I drink alcohol; a beer or glass of wine tonight?

Go ahead: 12 oz of beer with normal alcohol content or a glass of wine will not interfere with your uds on monday. In fact you could do the same sunday evening. Cheers. ...Read more

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What is the common ingredient besides alcohol of wine, beer, cider and some whiskey? When I drink one of them my nasal mucosa and sinuses are very swollen. I have also polyps in all sinuses. A year ago I could drink these drinks without any symptoms.

What is the common ingredient besides alcohol of wine, beer, cider and some whiskey? When I drink one of them my nasal mucosa and sinuses are very swollen. I have also polyps in all sinuses. A year ago I could drink these drinks without any symptoms.

There isn't anything: Common to ALL these beverages besides alcohol. Sounds to me like you are drinking too much, especially for someone your age. Alcohol is far more harmful, particularly in excess, to young people whose brains have not yet completely matured, and is more likely to cause damage. Your symptoms suggest allergic polyposis, which is worsened by aspirin, NSAIDs and sometimes alcohol. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you drink wine and beer, while you have diverticulitis?

Can you drink wine and beer, while you have diverticulitis?

NO: Diverticulitis can lead to serious complication, some times even life threatening, you should follow your doctors advise take every measure to avoid complications, drinking wine and beer is not one it. ...Read more

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Can you drink beer/wine if you're taking amoxicillin?

Should not: It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course before drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Drinking beer or wine is good?

Drinking beer or wine is good?

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

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What does drinking beer and wine daily do to your body?

What does drinking beer and wine daily do to your body?

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

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What exactly does drinking beer and wine every day do to your body?

What exactly does drinking beer and wine every day do to your body?

See details: It is addictive and causes heart, neurologic and liver problems that can be severe of life-threatening. ...Read more

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Could drinking a bottle of wine and a couple beers per night cause anaovulation and amenorrhea?

Could drinking a bottle of wine and a couple beers per night cause anaovulation and amenorrhea?

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 more

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How is drinking a glass of beer or wine help my triglycerides?

How is drinking a glass of beer or wine help my triglycerides?

Little: Beer from its high carb content can aggravate your triglycerides. Also chronic alcohol use can increase triglycerides. The best impact of alcohol on cholesterol profile is by inducing HDL (high density lipoprotein). Use in moderation, . ...Read more

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Can I drink (wine, beer, etc) while being on azithromycin, today is nye?

Can I drink (wine, beer, etc) while being on azithromycin, today is nye?

Yes: No problem taking Azithromycin with alcohol but keep it in moderation as you must have some type of infection to be on an antibiotic to begin with. ...Read more

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What to drink if you suffer from panic disorder? Will beer or wine keep me mellower?

What to drink if you suffer from panic disorder? Will beer or wine keep me mellower?

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 more

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Had acute pancreitis been 7months is it healed? Can I eat most foods and drink [email protected] dinner or a beer on ocation?

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

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If someone has a concussion what would happen if they drink one beer or one glass of wine?

If someone has a concussion what would happen if they drink one beer or one glass of wine?

Hard to predict: I am assuming the concussion occurred within a day of the drinking. At that time the effects of the alcohol could be amplified and the effects of the concussion could be amplified. It is not a great idea. It would not alter the blood alcohol compared to a non concussed level but it would alter their performance. ...Read more

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Can I drink any beer or wine while taking tramadol and norflex (orphenadrine)?

Can I drink any beer or wine while taking tramadol and norflex (orphenadrine)?

Bad idea: Beer and both medications are depressants of brain function. All can make you sleepy. The combo could be very dangerous. ...Read more

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Please help me to understand correlation between drink beer/wine and hepatitis B?

Please help me to understand correlation between drink beer/wine and hepatitis B?

Not caused by ETOH: Hepatitis B is not caused by alcohol use, however if you are alcohol intoxicated, you are more likely to have an unprotected sex which can be a cause for acquiring Hepatitis B infection. If you have contracted hepatitis B infection and have liver disease, it is better not to drink alcohol at all because of a possibility of further liver damage by alcohol. ...Read more

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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.

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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Can I drink beer or wine after taking morphine sulfate?

Can I drink beer or wine after taking morphine sulfate?

Heavens, no!: There is no conceivable scenario in which alcohol and morphine, taken simultaneously, add up to a desirable outcome - unless you are suicidal. ...Read more

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Over active bladder at night I do not drink caffine or drink beer or wine etc?

Recommend evaluation: Overactive bladder is defined as urinary urgency (hallmark symptom), often associated with daytime and/or nighttime urinary frequency, with or without incontinence, in the absence of infection or other causative pathologic conditions. I would recommend you see your doctor for evaluation that should include an adequate history, physical exam, urinalysis and possibly a 3-day voiding diary. ...Read more

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How long should you have to wait to drink beer or wine after taking epilepsy medicines?

How long should you have to wait to drink beer or wine after taking epilepsy medicines?

Wrong question: One drink of beer or wine is not the problem, no cut off number is available---but people with epilepsy will have more seizures if they abuse alcohol, mostly from alcohol withdrawal or after binge drinking--also alcohol affect drug treatment and compliance. ...Read more

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How can one best de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine? (non-smoker, no drugs)

How can one best de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine? (non-smoker, no drugs)

De-stress: I commend you for wanting to de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine.
• Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds for 32 years.
•Focus on “Breath Is Life”
•Keep saying until you run out of breath.
•Take another deep breath and repeat the same.
•Do it with 10 breaths.
Stress thoughts will pass away like clouds on mountain. ...Read more

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When I drink beer or wine my kidneys ache real bad. What is causing this? I hardly ever drink.

When I drink beer or wine my kidneys ache real bad. What is causing this? I hardly ever drink.

Doubt kidney pain: I highly doubt it's kidney pain. How do you know its your kidneys? Keep yourself well hydrated. If pain persists in the the mid back (if that's where the pain is now) you will need further evaluation including a kidney sonogram. ...Read more