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Isopropyl, methyl alcohol, ethanol all the same?

Isopropyl, methyl alcohol, ethanol all the same?

Definitely not: Isopropyl alcohol, also called rubbing alcohol, is used as a common topical disinfectant for cut and scrapes. Methyl alcohol (also called methanol) is used in chemistry to make other substances in industry as well as a fuel. Ethanol is the form of alcohol found in beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages. You never ever want to consume methanol as it is extremely dangerous and can cause blindness. ...Read more

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Isopropyl, methyl alcohol, ethanol all the same?

Definitely not: Isopropyl alcohol, also called rubbing alcohol, is used as a common topical disinfectant for cut and scrapes. Methyl alcohol (also called methanol) is used in chemistry to make other substances in industry as well as a fuel. Ethanol is the form of alcohol found in beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages. You never ever want to consume methanol as it is extremely dangerous and can cause blindness. ...Read more

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Would consuming alcohol on day 1 effect working out on day 2? For l seem to have less energy during workout when I have drinks up to 24 hours prior.

Would consuming alcohol on day 1 effect working out on day 2? For l seem to have less energy during workout when I have drinks up to 24 hours prior.

Alcohol = a toxin: No matter how enjoyable even moderate alcohol drinking may be, the fact remains that it is a toxin for your body -- especially liver and brain. Essentially you're asking your body to process a poison. So, your body will be less efficient both during intoxication and until all traces of alcohol have been processed. Remember that hangover is multifaceted. Be well. ...Read more

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The baby is 8 months old l i'm still lactating can I consume alcohol o ccasionally.

See below: Yes. But in moderation. The alcohol is secreted into the breast milk and thus can be transferred to the child. Use common sense. ...Read more

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My son is almost 16 yrs old...I dont have any idea if he drinks alcohol yet...he has an SGPT result of 305 U/L...can you help me interpret the result?

My son is almost 16 yrs old...I dont have any idea if he drinks alcohol yet...he has an SGPT result of 305 U/L...can you help me interpret the result?

Blood test: The blood test is abnormal. This could be due to chronic liver disease due to years of alcohol use, but there are other non liver reasons too. Talk to your doctor. Could be many other things besides alcohol. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Does alcohol increase fats?

Alcohol: Alcohol calories are usually carbohydrates. But these are unneeded and not nutritional carbohydrates. So, when the liver sees this much sugar they make triglycerides, or fat storage molecules. Thus this sugar is made into fats that can be dangerous. ...Read more

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