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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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If you drink to much alcohol one day could your menstrual cycle change that month?

If you drink to much alcohol one day could your menstrual cycle change that month?

Alcohol a culprit?: People should learn how to drink rationally, not to abuse alcohol. That is if they are not alcohol dependent. I don't believe an episode of too much drinking can cause a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I don't have consistent menstral flow. Ususlly I have to drink alcohol to trigger my period. Its been two weeks & i still don't hav d flow. Help pls?

I don't have consistent menstral flow. Ususlly I have to drink alcohol to trigger my period. Its been two weeks & i still don't hav d flow. Help pls?

See GYN: A gynecologist can help regulate your period, as it is not uncommon to have irregular cycles and flows. It is certainly not recommended to drink alcohol, especially in the case you were pregnant, to bring on your late period. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol 36 hours before surgery?

Alcohol/surgery: Get clearance from the surgeon first, since that depends on the type & length of the surgery. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol when taking celexa (citalopram)?

Is it okay to drink alcohol when taking celexa (citalopram)?

HOW MUCH?: They will be additive regarding sedation. That's not a good idea for driving, gutter cleaning, tree trimming and other things where you don't want to doze off. Also the amount of drink is a real factor. Check with dr who prescribed Celexa (citalopram) and get dr's opinion re anxiety, depression, alcohol. Therapy may be indicated. If in therapy, time to take it seriously. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol with plavix (clopidogrel) ?

Talk with your doc: There is not an "interaction" between alcohol and plavix (clopidogrel). Moderation may be prudent. Drinking enough to fall down and strike your head could be fatal. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol while having medication prescribed for conjunctivitis?

Is it okay to drink alcohol while having medication prescribed for conjunctivitis?

Depression: Both have sedative effect, but adding them depends on what antidepressant meds. U are already prescribed. Best to discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol while breastfeeding regularly.? Like ill drink alcholo today and wont breastfeed till tomorrow. Is it okay?

Yes, OK to drink: but caution is always recommended regarding drinking responsibly, especially if you will continue to be caretaker of your infant. Unless on other medication, a healthy 120 pound woman can have 2 drinks and have alcohol free milk in 5 hours. See reference http://www.obfocus.com/calculators/alcoholinmilk.htm for more information. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol if there's a possibility I have glandular fever ?

Is it okay to drink alcohol if there's a possibility I have glandular fever ?

No: Glandular fever or mono can cause liver inflammation... So can alcohol. Best to wait until you are completely well and recovered before drinking alcohol. There is no upside or benefit to the alcohol, but there could be significant downside. ...Read more

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I' am taking clindamycin for an infection that is going to be treated my my dentist. Is it okay to drink alcohol?

I' am taking clindamycin for an infection that is going to be treated my my dentist. Is it okay to drink alcohol?

No: Alcohol can make antibiotics less effective, but before imbibing check with whoever gave you the rx. Also note, before having dental work, that alcohol can promote bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol with the stomach bug?

Is it okay to drink alcohol with the stomach bug?

Bad Idea: Your GI tract needs to be treated gently right now. Alcohol is the opposite of gentle. Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol before surgery?

Is it okay to drink alcohol before surgery?

No!: It is never ok to drink alcohol before surgery no matter how nervous you may legitimately feel. Alcohol makes the platelets less effective so you are more likely to bleed for a longer period of time during surgery. This raises the risk of complications. Also, alcohol can mess up your chemistry (electrolytes) which can cause problems with anesthesia & breathing support also increasing complications ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more