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I know they are widely unpopular in the united states, but are there any heath benefits of drinking malta goya?
Goya Malta Pregnancy: Most sites suggest that Goya Malta is classified as a non-alcoholic beverage. However, the labeling suggests there could be a small amount of alcohol present. Because we don't know how much or how little alcohol may affect your unborn baby, it is an unnecessary risk to take. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: As far as I understand, Malta Guiness is completely free from alcohol. Some "alcohol-free" beverages like O'Douls and Vino actually have small amounts of alcohol (about 0.5 percent), so they are not really alcohol free. If large amounts are consumed, significant amounts of alcohol can be absorbed, and there is no "safe" amount in pregnancy. However, Malta Guiness is listed as zero alcohol. ...Read more
I'm 18 from Europe (Malta) & received my 1st blood test result with only 1 Low, gamma glutamyl. Pls explain. Mine is 7. Range is [8-61 U/I]?
You're fine man: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. Be thankful fod good health. ...Read more
Yes: If you are not allergic to it. ...Read more
Been in holiday to malta, got bitten by mosquitos 26 times they've swollen and blistered. I'm currently feeling sick dizzy tired and i don't know why?
Infection: Mosqitos can carry severe infections. You need to have the blisters looked at and cultured. You also need blood tests to check for infections carried by the mosquitoes in malta.Different mosquitos in different parts of the world carry different diseases. ...Read more
Good night can drinking Malta affects your blood pressure my mother has high blood pressure and she loves to drink Malta is that good or bad?
Bad, drives BP ↑: As a beverage brewed from barley & hops, much like beer (though without fermentation) is still high in carbohydrates which body stores as fat, drives fatty liver (if liver cannot export fat fast/well enough), visceral obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, cardiovasular disease, cancer, high blood pressure, etc. Study: http://goo.gl/gGXn9f, http://goo.gl/cypKOp, http://nusi.org, http://goo.gl/LG8tKl, HFLC ...Read more
Have an upset stomach, took malta and
gargled w salt water for acid, does this help.
I have acid reflux?
Acid reflux: instead of Malta and salt water, you might consider using antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta. Generics are fine. In addition, avoiding particular foods which make your problem worse,with most people reporting that tomatoes, onions, citrus fruits, chocolate, and garlic are frequent problem foods. I would also avoid tobacco and alcohol if possible. If this does not help, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Opened my eyes in ocean in Malta on vacation two weeks ago. Eyelid rims have been very itchy since. No signs of infection or redness ?
Eye irritation : Hard to determine. This resembles a condition called blepharitis. But may be just irritation from the swim although unlikely after so much time has passed. Remote chance of a conjunctivitis from something in the water. Try a warm compress morning and night and cool OTC artificial tears throughout the day. If the problem persist seek out an Ophthalmologist for an exam. ...Read more
Am I dying?
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
I have cold?
I have cold?
Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer