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What're ways to reduce alcohol consumption?

What're ways to reduce alcohol consumption?

Reduce alcohol use:: Start with a non-alcoholic drink, delay the 1st alcoholic drink & increase the delay, measure your drinks, limit to 1/hr, drink slowly, be aware of each drink, alternate alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks, eat before & during drinking, rally support of friends, learn your triggers for excessive drinking & modify/avoid them, fill your life with natural highs, & measure your progress. ...Read more

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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What is "kindling" in the context of alcohol consumption?

What is "kindling" in the context of alcohol consumption?

Alcohol withdrawal: Kindling is the phenomenon which occurs as a result of repeated withdrawal from benzodiazepines or alcohol that leads to increasingly severe withdrawal symptoms, including an increased risk of seizures. ...Read more

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Does alcohol consumption thin blood?

Does alcohol consumption thin blood?

Yes, and that may: Be a good or bad thing for you depending on your health. Too much creates obvious social and behavioral problems (including depression) and can raise potential for stroke. If your doc thinks you are in good health, moderate alcohol can be fine. ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption worsen a hernia?

Can alcohol consumption worsen a hernia?

Not really: Of course, if you drink so much you sacrifice good nutrition, your tissues would suffer and theoretically your defect could worsen. Or, if you're in the rages of repeated vomiting due to over consumption of etoh, your hernia won't be happy. Good luck ...Read more

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What are the risks of alcohol consumption?

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What are the risks of alcohol consumption?

Alcohol: Depends on the amount consumed & the length of time, as well as the status of your organs such as brain, liver, etc. ...Read more

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Is alcohol consumption for diabetics okay?

Is alcohol consumption for diabetics okay?

Alcohol in Diabetics: As per national Institute of Health:
Alcohol use can worsen diabetes-related medical complications, such as disturbances in fat metabolism, nerve damage, and eye disease.
long-term alcohol ingestion in diabetics who are not adequately nourished can lead to dangerously low blood sugar levels.
Please continue follow up with your Physician and discuss Diabetes and your Alcohol use.
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Can alcohol consumption irritate the bladder?

Can alcohol consumption irritate the bladder?

Yes: Many foods (like caffeine, citrus, tomatoes and spicy foods) can irritate the bladder and alcohol is high on the list of foods that commonly irritate the bladder. ...Read more

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Does alcohol consumption slow your blood flow?

Does alcohol consumption slow your blood flow?

Alcohol and Blood: This is an excellent question.

There are two answers that may sound like they contradict each other.

Alcohol thins the blood. This means that it does not clot so easily and too much alcohol, affecting the liver, can lead to easily bruising and such.

But, drinking alcohol is also dehydrating. You pee off more fluid than you consume...Which can make the blood thicker and thus lead to slowing.. ...Read more

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Is alcohol consumption linked to cancer at all?

Is alcohol consumption linked to cancer at all?

Yes: Alcohol, especially in conjunction with smoking, can increase the risk of head and neck cancers (mouth, larynx, pharynx) and esophageal cancer. Alcohol also increases the risk of breast, liver, and colorectal cancer. ...Read more

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How much muscle can I lose due to alcohol consumption?

How much muscle can I lose due to alcohol consumption?

Alcohol: Depends on the amount consumed & the length of time, as well as the status of your organs such as brain, liver, etc. ...Read more

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How does alcohol consumption cause enlarged blood cells?

How does alcohol consumption cause enlarged blood cells?

B vitamin deficiency: Alcohol causes vitamin b1 deficiency, the most serious, also resulting in greater alcohol intake.Vitamin b6 can't be converted to its active form.
Decreased liver absorption and increased urinary excretion of many b vitamins and especially Folic Acid is noted. Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid (vitamin b9) deficiency
produce macrocytic anemia
(enlarged blood cells). Treatment: vitamins b12+
b9+b complex. ...Read more

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How can you heal facial swelling due to alcohol consumption?

How can you heal facial swelling due to alcohol consumption?

Stop drinking.: If alcohol consumption is causing your face to swell you should see your md. You may need to have a physical and your liver function tested. Alcoholism is a treatable disease. ...Read more

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How much can alcohol consumption affect you if you have hepatitis b?

How much can alcohol consumption affect you if you have hepatitis b?

Very severely: You are pouring gasoline on a fire and begging for cirrhosis and liver failure. No alcohol at all! ...Read more

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Can you pancreas function normally again if you stop alcohol consumption?

Yes: It's certainly possible for your pancreas to heal faster if you stop alcohol consumption, but it depends on why your pancreas is not functioning normally. Alcohol can put a strain on your pancreas, so drinking can make a damaged pancreas worse. Please consult with your physician. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for heavy alcohol consumption to lead to cancer?

How much time does it take for heavy alcohol consumption to lead to cancer?

Decades: But it depends on the kind of cancer, and whether other co-promoters or enhancers (like tobacco, or hepatitis C) are present. The most common alcohol-associated cancers are head and neck cancer, where alcohol doubles or triples risk, smoking increases it eight fold, but the combination increases it 150 times that of non-smokers, non-drinkers; and liver cancer, where hep C contributes as well. ...Read more

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Why did my alcohol consumption increase when I started lexapro (escitalopram)?

Why did my alcohol consumption increase when I started lexapro (escitalopram)?

Outstanding question: There is at least one sub-type of alcoholism. (and likely addiction in general) where alcohol use has been documented to increase with ssris (and other anti depressants?) patients are younger onset and with strong family histories of alcohol use. These are not perfect criteria however. The meds cause increased irritability and impulsiveness. Few doctors are aware of these studies. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the connection between alcohol consumption and weight gain?

Drink your calories: Alcohol contains calories and calories translate into pounds. 3500 calories equals on pound. So when you drink alcohol it goes directly toward your daily caloric intake. You can check the labels on your beer or other bottle drinks. You can look up calorie info on mixed drinks. Good rule of thumb is if you are trying to lose weight- don't drink your calories :). ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of benign fasciculation syndrome typically made worse by alcohol consumption?

Are the symptoms of benign fasciculation syndrome typically made worse by alcohol consumption?

Maybe: Alcohol has been used in moderation to treat essential tremor. It does not always help. It also gets to be a double edged sword. It may help but at what cause. I don't know if this applies to BFS. ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from excessive alcohol consumption on the liver? If so, what are they?

Several. . .: Alcohol can cause several forms of liver injury. (1) alcoholic steatohepatitis - "fatty hepatitis" in which the liver cells are injury and balloon up with fat. (2) alcoholic hepatitis - a severe form of hepatitis (inflammation) triggered by alcohol which can be fatal in up to 50% of cases. (3) alcoholic cirrhosis - chronic ongoing injury which leads to cirrhosis and potentially liver cancer. ...Read more

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Hi. What could cause severe chest pain radiating to shoulders, following little alcohol consumption? (non-smoker, non-drinker… no phx.) thx.

Hi. What could cause severe chest pain radiating to shoulders, following little alcohol consumption? (non-smoker, non-drinker… no phx.) thx.

Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the downsides to Antabuse (disulfiram) or similar? Seems like a no brainer if one wants a bit of neg reinforcement to alcohol consumption?

Can't drink: If you are serious about not drinking it can be helpful--if you impulsively drink you may end up in the ER! People who really don't want to quit say shaving lotion makes them sick or what if they eat something cooked in wine etc. Sounds like you are serious about not drinking & it should be of help to you! ...Read more

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Alcohol consumption and ocd/schitzophrenia, what's the relation?

Alcohol consumption and ocd/schitzophrenia, what's the relation?

Diagnosis: Substance use disorders such as alcohol are increased in individuals who suffer from thought disorders like schizophrenia and anxiety disorders like ocd. ...Read more

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Whar are the clinical manifestations of excessive alcohol consumption?

Whar are the clinical manifestations of excessive alcohol consumption?

Being drunk: Being intoxicated are the primary manifestations -- slurred speech, loss of control of fine motor movements, confusion with tasks requiring thinking, emotional instability, sometimes irritability, inappropriate laughter, staggering gait -- all the way to stupor and coma. If using despite harm to relationships and social responsibilities (like work) these are all signs of excessive use. ...Read more

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Does alcohol consumption affect semen?

Does alcohol consumption affect semen?

No: No effect on semen however while alcohol can inhibit sexual performance. ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption cause hemolysis?

Can alcohol consumption cause hemolysis?

Zieve's syndrome: Although quite a rare illness, there is something called Zieve's syndrome, wherein alcohol consumption can lead to hemolysis. The mechanism of hemolysis in Zieve's syndrome is not entirely understood. Alcohol is a toxin, and has damaging effects to the body -which is really too bad. Hopefully you can get some help, as hemolytic anemia can be bad news, as well as the liver problems etc with alcohol ...Read more

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How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

Makes it worse: Alcohol increases the level of uric acid, which is the chemical responsible for gout in predisposed individuals. In some people, gout only occurs when they are drinking. The byproducts of alcohol are excreted preferentially to the byproducts of uric acid, raising their levels, in some people raising them markedly. People with gout should not use alcohol, or drink very sparingly. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Ritter
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Atorvastatin (Definition)

Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin).. Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more


Lipitor (Definition)

Atorvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more