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Is it safe to take diflucan (fluconazole) and drink alcohol free beer?

Is it safe to take diflucan (fluconazole) and drink alcohol free beer?

Avoid carbs: Assuming you are taking Diflucan (fluconazole) for a yeast infection, it would be best to avoid foods and drinks that turn to sugar in your body, including alcohol free beer. There seems to be a misconception that beer without alcohol is low carb but in fact one bottle can contain 13-15grams of carbs. Yeast live on sugars/carbs so a low carb diet that is preferable gluten -free as well, is best. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Hi, I'm 151 lb male. I have been drinking 10 beers (14 units of alcohol) once a week and nothing more for rest of the week, is that will damage liver?

Hi, I'm 151 lb male. I have been drinking 10 beers (14 units of alcohol) once a week and nothing more for rest of the week, is that will damage liver?

Yes it can: Yes, this is binge drinking -- a form of alcohol abuse, which can damage your liver. See your doctor about this. Not only liver damage is possible, though -- it's also neurotoxic, and can increase your risk for heart disease later in life. Http://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/articles/259560.php findings with binge drinking were similar to damage caused by hypertension and high cholesterol. ...Read more

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What's the chance of damage to liver or other parts of body drinking 10.2 units of alcohol in one sitting once per month? Enjoy a few beers now n again

What's the chance of damage to liver or other parts of body drinking 10.2 units of alcohol in one sitting once per month? Enjoy a few beers now n again

Bang Bang Yer Dead: Oh, probably like banging your thumb with a hammer once a month with occasional hits in-between. Time to heal, then damage, heal, damage, etc. And what's this 10.2 "units? "Milligrams of alcohol? \Ounces? Glasses? Buckets? Probably a bigger danger is that you ever-so-slowly increase your frequency and/or amounts. Plus, so-called "binge drinking. Check-out"The Perils of Binge Drinking" (at readersdigest. Ca) ...Read more

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I have been clean off alcohol for 1 year and 8 months and recently drink 0.0 6 pack a day. Is this bad for my liver and health. Drink it to avoid beer?

I have been clean off alcohol for 1 year and 8 months and recently drink 0.0 6 pack a day. Is this bad for my liver and health. Drink it to avoid beer?

Resubmit question?: Hi
I think your question may have been cut off by the character limit on HealthTap. If you could please re-submit, we can answer it better. It's great that you have stopped drinking alcohol completely because heavy alcohol use will lead to liver failure, puts you at risk for cancer, and more. Here is a summary of the health risks associated with alcohol http://wb. Md/1mJPQ08 Hope this helps ...Read more

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I have liver disease from alcohol abuse and did quit. I started drinking beer. Now I have blood in my urine. What could be wrong?

I have liver disease from alcohol abuse and did quit. I started drinking beer. Now I have blood in my urine. What could be wrong?

Bladder or kidney: The bleeding could be from from the kidneys or the bladder. Make sure you go see your doctor for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes were normal in early April – AST was 32, ALT was 28, at that time I was drinking maybe 4 or 5 pints of beer on weekends (no alcohol during week). Since then, I have had 5-8 pints per wknd...blood test in a week. Will liver levels rise?

Liver enzymes were normal in early April – AST was 32, ALT was 28, at that time I was drinking maybe 4 or 5 pints of beer on weekends (no alcohol during week). Since then, I have had 5-8 pints per wknd...blood test in a week. Will liver levels rise?

May be: May be is not much of an answer and you may already know the results of your tests. However, I would like to stress that alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good ever.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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Drinking lots since beating lymphoma. Fatty liver that showed most recent ct. Was it caught early? Can I reverse it by reverting to light drinking? A few beers a week dangerous now? Going to cuba...

Drinking lots since beating lymphoma. Fatty liver that showed most recent ct. Was it caught early? Can I reverse it by reverting to light drinking? A few beers a week dangerous now? Going to cuba...

Yes u can revert: If liver biopsy shows fatty liver u should not drink. Fatty liver also requires low 25 to 50 gm fat per day and low carb diet. Treat cholesterol if its high. Exercise and reduce weight if overweight. ...Read more

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Can I drink non alcohol beer with fentanyl pain patch!?

Can I drink non alcohol beer with fentanyl pain patch!?

No: Both are CNS depressants, more importantky fentanyl when absorbed at high doses can decrease seizure threshold. In other words cause seizures. Best option no alcohol and narcotic medications. ...Read more

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What diseases prevent you from drinking beer or alcohol?

What diseases prevent you from drinking beer or alcohol?

Driving: Not a disease, but alcohol is a drug that reduces reaction time and mental awareness. Personal and/or family history of alcohol dependence is a disease, but does not prevent drinking. There are many other conditions that should discourage alcohol use including concurrent use of many medications and over the counter products. If you drink drink responsibly. If in doubt don't drink at all ...Read more

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How much beer is safe to drink everyday for a healthy adult in milliliter if it contains 8% alcohol by volume?

Depends: Your alcohol tolerance is specific to your physical condition. Beer is generally a safe beverage in moderation. However, there are many factors to consider. I would suggest you discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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When I drink a beverage with alcohol I sometimes find it hard to breath. This is with just 1-2 beers or mix drinks. What could cause this?

When I drink a beverage with alcohol I sometimes find it hard to breath. This is with just 1-2 beers or mix drinks. What could cause this?

Don't know: Feeling short-of-breath (dyspnea) can result from a number of thinks involving the heart and lungs, but also can relate to anxiety. Some people are very sensitive to alcohol effects and have an exaggerated and sometimes paradoxical response where small amounts of alcohol can trigger what feels like a panic attack. Cannot say from your description - you need to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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35 yr old male. I really only drink water (probably 1 gsllon or more a day) and lite beer (4-5 a day) no cafeene! Is this little alcohol bad for health?

35 yr old male. I really only drink water (probably 1 gsllon or more a day) and lite beer (4-5 a day) no cafeene! Is this little alcohol bad for health?

Alcohol: Consistently drinking 4-5 beers a day is quite a lot. It indicates you're using this habitually, and could be at least psychologically dependent on the alcohol. With this amount, you could also have some physical withdrawal effects if stopping as well. You might want to see your physician for a general health evaluation, and let him/her know you're concerned about your beer intake (if you are). ...Read more

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Drink just one/two beers and I have shallow/short breathing that keeps me up. No alcohol, no problems. Certain beers seem worse (canned) but not sure.?

Drink just one/two beers and I have shallow/short breathing that keeps me up. No alcohol, no problems. Certain beers seem worse (canned) but not sure.?

Wheat/hops allergy?: Allergy to wheat or hops is one possibility. But there are lots of possible reasons for this problem. What happens with wine or spirits? You can try gluten-free or hops-free beer. Here are a few: anheuser-busch - redbridge & sprecher brewery - mbege & shakparo (www. Sprecherbrewery. Com). Green's a uk firm makes 8 gluten-free beer (www. Glutenfreebeers. Co.Uk). Let us know the results. ...Read more

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Which beer and alcohol should I consider drinking when trying to get in shape?

Which beer and alcohol should I consider drinking when trying to get in shape?

You are kidding....?: This is a site for serious questions. Physicians give their free time to be of service.

There is absolutely no reason to add alcohol for 'health benefits' when you are getting in shape. Alcohol is mostly empty and unnecessary carbohydrates with no nutritional value. ...Read more

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Can I drink beer/alcohol given my medical conditions?

Can I drink beer/alcohol given my medical conditions?

Don't know: What is your medical condition. It might be better to ask your primary care physician. ...Read more

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If you want to lose weight is it better to stop alcohol if you drink a lot of beer?

It would help a lot: Alcohol has a lot of calories. So cutting out alcohol would do you no harm and would be a good way to cut down on calories. One 12-ounce can of beer has about 150 calories. Multiply that by the number of cans you drink and you'll see how many calories you eliminate. If you're having a hard time quitting see your doctor or an alcohol counselor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel alcohol withdrawals everyday if I typically only drink 4-6 beers a night during the week and 10+ fri-sun?

Is it possible to feel alcohol withdrawals everyday if I typically only drink 4-6 beers a night during the week and 10+ fri-sun?

Yes you can feel it: Often an alcoholic will try to drink several times a day because withdrawal symptoms can develop as early as 6-8 hours after the last drink. A sign of alcoholism is called "eye-opener" drink--meaning upon waking the person needs a drink right away to actually get going because the symptoms of withdrawal starts to kick in. I suggest cutting down on your drinking and consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm male 170 lb. 5'9. How many hours do I wait to blow a zero on a breathalyzer test after drinking 8% alcohol beer...2large ones?

I'm male 170 lb. 5'9. How many hours do I wait to blow a zero on a breathalyzer test after drinking 8% alcohol beer...2large ones?

The average person: Metabolizes 1 standard drink per hour. It the drink is larger or stronger than usual more time would be required. You mat want to allow at least 4 hours to get to 0. ...Read more

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I had a couple of beers today and 2 sips of gin, yesterday I had some beer. Can I expect alcohol WD? I generally do not drink often.

No: People are only susceptible to alcohol withdrawal occurs only after prolonged significant exposure to alcohol. From what you describe I wouldn't worry at all. ...Read more

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I know everyone urinates more often when drinking alcohol, but I go way more than average- up to six times an hour from 2 beers. Why is this?

I know everyone urinates more often when drinking alcohol, but I go way more than average- up to six times an hour from 2 beers. Why is this?

Alcohol = diuretic: Alcohol acts like a diuretic, making more urine and causing someone to need to urinate more than usual. This effect can be barely noticeable in some, and more dramatic in others, usually due to genetic differences ...Read more

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In the middleof drinking what is the best way to get him to stop when asking for more alcohol what else can I do and does putting water in beer help?

In the middleof drinking what is the best way to get him to stop when asking for more alcohol what else can I do and does putting water in beer help?

Real tough: No answer for this. If he is already intoxicated, he will unlikely be able to adapt behavior. Drinking issues need to be addressed when he is singer. ...Read more

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How many days I should wait after an appendectomy to drink beer and alcohol again?

How many days I should wait after an appendectomy to drink beer and alcohol again?

No time frame: You should avoid alcohol if you are taking pain medication with a narcotic component. It's ok to resume alcohol intake when off the narcotic pain meds, but do so in moderation. Hope this helps! ...Read more