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Doctor insights on: Most Popular Types Of Alcohol Teens Drink

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Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

Sorta kinda: In low doses (1 standard drink=6 oz. 10% wine, 1 1/2 oz 40% distilled sprits=12 oz 6% beer) - 2 drinks/day for men, 1 drink/day for women and older men, and no more than 4 drinks on one occasion, alcohol may have a beneficial effect on raising the "good" cholesterol hdl. Red wines, with resveratrol, may have a slight edge, but so does red grape juice. Above that amount, it does more harm than good. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood type o.. What alcohol should I be drinking?

What to do if I have blood type o.. What alcohol should I be drinking?

None: Irrespective of your blood group, you would be better of abstaining. If you must drink, limit to no more one drink a day. ...Read more

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Are diabetic people alowed to drink liquor or any type of alcohol?

Are diabetic people alowed to drink liquor or any type of alcohol?

In moderation: But remember, alcohol contains calories, plus the mixer and whatever you eat while you're drinking contain more calories, which can up your blood sugar. Also, alcohol without food for an extended period of time can cause sudden and dangerous hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What type of alcohol is better to drink when you have acid reflux?

What type of alcohol is better to drink when you have acid reflux?

None really: Alcohol is a direct irritant of the esophagus (the connection from mouth to stomach) and the stomach. If you already have reflux disease, then any alcohol will cause worse problems. Reflux can be treated by eating smaller amounts more often, being cautious about things that cause irritation, not eating/drinking before sleep, and propping the head of the bed up. Good luck! ...Read more

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I heard that if you are eating protein powder you cannot drink any type of alcohol. Is it true?

I heard that if you are eating protein powder you cannot drink any type of alcohol. Is it true?

Not necessarily: I don't see the connection. Alcohol in moderation is usually ok whether you are taking protein supplements or not. Remember, food has protein. But not one recommends against alcohol in spite of that either. ...Read more

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I am almost 21 and I have type 1 diabetes i'm curious. Is it ok to drink a drink or two that have low alcohol percentage?

I am almost 21 and I have type 1 diabetes i'm curious. Is it ok to drink a drink or two that have low alcohol percentage?

Concerns: About ketone overproduction leading to acidosis with alcohol consumption exist. Drunkeness can lead to impaired consciousness and you made not detect a low blood sugar which can lead to death. Be careful and aware of your condition. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabeties, i take metformin 500mgs, i test positive for alcohol speraticly, i don't drink at all, someone please help explain.

I have type 2 diabeties, i take metformin 500mgs, i test positive for alcohol speraticly, i don't drink at all, someone please help explain.

Ketones: If your diabetes is not well controlled you may be getting to a ketoacidosis state. Ketones can smell like and confuse older ways of testing for alcohol. New blood and urine tests for ethanol would or should not mistake this. I would approach who ever is providing you testing with a question about ketoacidosis. Or use this experience to get into much better diabetes control. ...Read more

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What type of alcohol beverage is ok to drink if you have a sensitive stomach?

Alcohol = Ethanol: There is no such thing. Your stomach only sees alcohol. It cannot differentiate the kinds of alcohol you drink. A sensitive stomach needs a chance to heal. And, that means no alcohol. ...Read more

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After I take one drink of any type of alcohol I get pain in the back of my neck. Is this as allergy to alcohol or could it be something else?

After I take one drink of any type of alcohol I get pain in the back of my neck. Is this as allergy to alcohol or could it be something else?

Have it checked out.: Have it checked out. Neck pain with alcohol consumption raises one potential concern which would be a certain type of lymphoma (usually one that responds very well to treatment). That being said, this is really very rare, but regardless would recommend you see your doctor about it. ...Read more