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Are martinis as bad as other mixed drinks?

Are martinis as bad as other mixed drinks?

Alcohol is alcohol: Alcohol is not bad, it is toxic. The form of alcohol does not make it any more or less toxic. ...Read more

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While taking one zyrtek 10mg in the morning can I have one gin martini before dinner?

See below: A single drink ought not be a problem but there may an occasional person who is particularly sensitive. ...Read more

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How many calories are in a martini?

How many calories are in a martini?

See: http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/toolsresources/caloriecalculator.asp

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Recently, after 1-2 hard alcoholic drinks I am inebriated. I even passed out at dinner after one martini! why might this happen?

Recently, after 1-2 hard alcoholic drinks I am inebriated. I even passed out at dinner after one martini! why might this happen?

Reversed tolerance: This is called reversed tolerance, it is a sign of advanced serious effect of alcohol on the liver, the liver is unable to metabolize alcohol. In the uncommon situation where you are not a drinker and surprisingly you develop this reaction, then it is possible you are having some liver problems. In either situation , you really want to see your doctor and completely stop alcohol. ...Read more

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50, female. Enjoy 2 vodka martini every other night. Is this ok for my health? I exercise , eat right and take many vitamins

50, female. Enjoy 2 vodka martini every other night. Is this ok for my health? I exercise , eat right and take many vitamins

Probably: The recommended number of drinks/wk for non-pregnant women is 7 or less. If you have a family history of breast cancer, you might want to drink less. Studies have shown a link between alcohol and breast cancer. But alcohol is also associated with a lower risk of heart disease. To make an informed decision about how much to drink, talk to your doctor about your personal risk of these diseases. ...Read more

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What are the pros & cons of taking lychee extract & probiotic for weight loss?

What are the pros & cons of taking lychee extract & probiotic  for weight loss?

Frauds: I am sure you have lived long enough to know when you are being fleeced. Right? This product is designed to separate the gullible from their money. It will not in any way lead to real or lasting weight loss. Period. End of discussion. No if's ands or buts. Do not put it in your mouth. ...Read more

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Can I safely have a couple of drinks, 2 martinis while taking wellbutrin (bupropion) xl once a week? I've read conflicting statements by doctors online & my doc

Can I safely have a couple of drinks, 2 martinis while taking wellbutrin (bupropion) xl once a week?  I've read conflicting statements by doctors online & my doc

A calculated risk: 1. Alcohol tends to maintain and worsen depression, so it will oppose the effect of the antidepressant. 2. Alcohol feels "stronger", so coordination, driving, etc, may be more impaired than expected. 3. The combination increases the risk of seizures (a little). 4. Suicide risk is greatly increased if a depressed person drinks. If you're an adult, you get to decide your own risk tolerance. ...Read more