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List Of All The Bad Things About Alcohol
I know alcohol abuse leads 2 many bad things can it also be a cause of a enlerge prostate or does this happen naturally 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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