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Doctor insights on: List Of All The Bad Things About Alcohol

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Is a little alcohol bad for men?

Is a little alcohol bad for men?

No it isn't: A beer, glass of wine or a single alcoholic cocktail isn't bad provided it does not make you intoxicated. In fact, red wine contains anti-oxidents which may be extremely healthy. However any, even a little alcohol is bad for an alcoholic because they can not control or limit themselves to just consuming "only a little". ...Read more

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Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Chronic Heavy Drinking: can lead to: Anemia, Cancer, Heart disease, poor circulation, liver disease, neuropathy, Dementia, Depression, Seizures, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Hig Blood Sugar, Impaired Immune system, pancreatitis, gastritis, among others. Need I say more? ...Read more

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How bad is taking alcohol with medicines?

How bad is taking alcohol with medicines?

Impossible to: Make a sweeping statement in some cases it is a non issue. In other cases the combination could be catastrophic. Need to know the medicines to give an informed answer. ...Read more

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Why is alcohol bad for people who are cold?

Why is alcohol bad for people who are cold?

Vasodilatation: Alcohol causes dilatation of the vessels of the skin and while it may cause a sensation of warmth, it enhances heat loss and will predispose to hypothermia. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use alcohol as a crutch to keep the family together?

Is it bad to use alcohol as a crutch to keep the family together?

Yes: Sweeping things under the rug does not solve family problem. Stop tiptoeing around and honestly address the problems. Get family counseling if needed. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause any permanent damage? Please list all possibilities

Yes: Alcohol can affect any organ and system in your body. Nervous system damage, heart and vascular system damage, liver and kidney damage, and various others. Please drink only in moderation (1 drink per day, max of 2) and avoid binge drinking. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to give me a list of at least ten diseases caused from alcohol?

Is it possible for you to give me a list of at least ten diseases caused from alcohol?

Alcohol : Alcohol can cause vast number of health issues enumerating few - hepatitis, cirrhosis of liver, liver cancer, cancer of oral cavity , cancer of food pipe, gastric reflux, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, hypertension . http://patient.info/doctor/alcohol-related-problems ...Read more

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Might your body build up a resistance to the bad health effects of alcohol along with the feel good effects?

Tolerance: Over time your body can develop tolerance. It may take higher doses to become intoxicated with it's side effects & it may also take more alcohol just to get a buzz. However, with extensive liver damage - the person may find themselves reacting to smaller and smaller amounts of alcohol. ...Read more

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Lft test came back "satisfactory"...Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years.What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?

Lft test came back "satisfactory"...Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years.What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?

Normal LFT's = good: High lft's imply inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines fix. ...Read more

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Sniffing alcohol is it bad?

Sniffing alcohol is it bad?

Yes: Rubbing alcohol is a poison that should not be inhaled or consumed. It is to be used on the skin to clean a wound. It can cause severe metabolic problems and even death if ingested. Ethyl or drinking alcohol should also not be inhaled. The intoxication that occurs from its inhalation can also be fatal. ...Read more

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Is alcohol and hypoglycemia bad?

Alcohol can cause: Hypoglycemia if you drink and don't eat for a prolonged period of time. Otherwise, no one, except those on diabetes meds, has hypoglycemia -- unless you have end stage cancer, liver or kidney disease, etc. If you drink too much chronically you can poison your liver's ability to make glucose. If overweight, you may think your body's return to normal glucose is hypoglycemia, but it's not. ...Read more

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If it's a bad thing for toddlers to drink alcohol?

If it's a bad thing for toddlers to drink alcohol?

Hope you're kidding: Although there may be a small amount of alcohol found in some oral liquid medications, there is no value otherwise in giving a child a drink of alcohol. It's against the law for a good reason! why would you consider it? ...Read more

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Does alcohol lead to bad marriage or vice versa?

Oh, my: Alcohol can certainly lead you into places you later wish you hadn't gone, and can befuddle them further once you're there. Beyond a pleasantly relaxing dose, alcohol can anesthetize your higher cortex -- making your responses to situations much less creative. Overuse of alcohol (or any other substance or behavior) leads to suffering in both you and your family. ...Read more

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How much meat and alcohol per day is bad for you?

2 questions: Meat - very controversial, and nobody really knows. A guess - no more than 2 servings per week of red meat, other days chicken, fish or vegetarian meals, and low fat cuts are better. Alcohol - 7 drinks per week for women and older people (14 for men), and no more than 3 drinks on one occasion. That also depends on if you have other diseases, like hep c, in which case no alcohol is really safe. ...Read more

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Why is alcohol so bad when trying to lose weight?

Why is alcohol so bad when trying to lose weight?

CALORIES GALORE!!: Lots of calories because remember it is just fermentation of the sugar content of whatever it is made from. So a lot of calories that have no nutritional value so goes to fat! yuck! ...Read more