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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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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.

Sulfite Sensitivity: Sulfite sensitivity can develop by people. Beer, wine and cider may contain sulfites. Whiskey does not, but the mixers used to make mixed drinks may contain sulfites, especially drinks with dry citrus, such as sour mixers. Reactions can range from mild nasal/sinus reactions to more severe including wheezing and difficulty breathing. ...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