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Doctor insights on: One To Three Alcoholic Drinks Day

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Does alcohol use weaken the immune system? I am not talking about being an alcoholic but rather a casual drinker or even one drink per day.

Does alcohol use weaken the immune system?  I am not talking about being an alcoholic but rather a casual drinker or even one drink per day.

See answer: Over time, and with other underlying medical conditions, it may make you feel run down and weaken you, but generally, a glass of wine for example, as evidenced by several European studies, may provide some cardiac benefit, and has not revealed any immune system issues. ...Read more

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Which raises liver enzymes more, lifting weights strenuously, or drinking 2 alcoholic drinks per day? Thank you

Which raises liver enzymes more, lifting weights strenuously, or drinking 2 alcoholic drinks per day?  Thank you

Alcohol: Lifting weights may raise creatine kinase, not a liver enzyme. Alcohol at the amount you describe would not raise liver enzymes too much, in a male. There is likely to be small increase in alt and ggt. ...Read more

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What happens if you're under medication, are you really not allowed to drink alcoholic drinks?

What happens if you're under medication, are you really not allowed to drink alcoholic drinks?

With some medication: Yes, With certain medication alcohol is prohibited, contraindicated, and dangerous. If you're taking medications it is always a good idea to talk with your doctor about alcohol use. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you're under medication, are you really not allowed to drink alcoholic drinks?

Generally: It is generally contraindicated with most medications to drink alcohol and take the medicine. Some medications are more strongly contraindicated. Read the labels, but as a good rule, don't drink and take medications. ...Read more

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How much alcohol can an alcoholic safely drink?

How much alcohol can an alcoholic safely drink?

None.: Any recovered or recovering alcoholic will tell you that. Zero. Zip. Nada. If you have to ask the question, there's already something badly wrong. Even if this were possible -- why would someone who's already lost a big piece of life to the horrors of alcohol abuse ask about going back to it? ...Read more