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Non Alcoholic Champagne
Probably yes: There are small amounts of alcohol in "non-alcoholic" wines and beers - about 0.5-1% (compared to 6-12%). My question would be whether you are drinking it because you had problems with alcohol previously, in which case my answer would be no. This is because it is very likely to serve as a trigger to drinking alcohol again. If you have not had a problem, it is not likely to cause any harm pre-op. ...Read more
I have primary pulmonary hypertention, it seems to be stable at the time. But lately I keep getting these fast heart rates when I do certain things, a glass of wine will bring on an episode even drinking very cold non alcoholic beverages, heart rate 160-
Prbable svt: Sounds like you may have psvt or paroxysmal supra ventricular tachycardia.It may be related to your pulm issues or some of the medications your on, but also could be related to electrolyte abn, thyroid dz, caffiene intake etc. A event moniter would be helpful in order to capture the rythm during symptoms. ...Read more
I drink a bottle of wine 14% nearly every night as if stuck to recommended units you may as well not drink,I'm not an alcoholic ,i feel fine so is ok?
Problem drinking: If you are consuming 1 bottle of wine by yourself daily, you definitely meet the definition of problem drinking and likely are dependent on alcohol. The phrasing of your question suggests that 1) you are tolerant of alcohol and 2) someone is concerned about your drinking and the effects it has on you. Both are concerning for addiction. Please consider consulting with a physician in person for help ...Read more
It depends: Alcoholism is an addiction. If you drink wine, beer, or liquor in moderation and not because you have the urge that you must, that doesn't necessarily make you an alcoholic. If you drink regularly because you feel you need to, can't control your drinking, get withdrawal if you don't drink, get upset if people question you about it, or it affects your professional or personal life, then beware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcoholism: I am sorry but i can't diagnose anyone over the internet. Unless it is a minibottle of wine, this is excessive use. It would be in her best interest to see her physician for a comprehensive evaluation to include her alcohol use. Alcoholics anonymous may be beneficial for her. ...Read more
Yes: Consider your self an alcoholic. That amount is very excessive. ...Read more
Not necessarily: More concerning is what your intention is for drinking the wine before bed. If it is to help you fall asleep, then my response would be that you are probably trying to mask another underlying problem (e.g. Sleep apnea, depression, etc) or some other issue. Alcohol can actually have a rebound stimulant effect once metabolized, and can cause further sleep problems. See your doctor. ...Read more
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