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Doctor insights on: Peer Pressures Of Drinking And Driving

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What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

Peerpressure=alcohol: The adolescent substance abuse knowledge base reports 30% teens are offered drugs in middle- high school. According to the national household survey on drug use and health from the U.S. Department of health and human services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol. To combat 'peer-pressure' parents should 'talk to their teenagers', know their friends and stay involved. ...Read more

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Which type of food and drink is good to take to lower pressure?

Which type of food and drink is good to take to lower pressure?

Bananas: High potassium foods help lower blood pressure- (bananas for example). The body gets rid of sodium in exchange for potassium. Try to drink drinks that don't have caffeine. Caffeine can raise your blood pressure as well. ...Read more

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Why do texans seem to celebrate drinking (and driving)?

Why do texans seem to celebrate drinking (and driving)?

Not sure they do: Tx has consistently ranked poorly in dui statistics. Laws may play a role, e.g. Tx is one of only 12 states that doesn't allow sobriety checkpoints. Also, according to census data, tx ranks #2 of the 50 states with the youngest residents, & the majority of dui offenders are < 30, so perhaps demographics are to blame. There is no data to support your contention that texans 'celebrate' any of this. ...Read more

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Does taking calotren and drinking visalus make your blooid pressure go up?

Does taking calotren and drinking visalus make your blooid pressure go up?

Yes: I checked online about the products you take. These are dietary non prescription diet pills which may contain herbal ingredients we dont exactly know that will curb your appetite. Most diet pills have some form of stimulants thus causing your symptoms . Stop the meds for now. Go see your dr for a complete evaluation including a TSH & ekg .Give us a feedback my friend.God bless u! ...Read more

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Have chronic goosebups and my body is either too cold or too hot. It's driving me crazy as I can't shower or drink cold things. What's be causing it?

Have chronic goosebups and my body is either too cold or too hot. It's driving me crazy as I can't shower or drink cold things. What's be  causing it?

Three items: In my practice I would think of hidden food allergies, getting Essential Fatty Acid profile, and checking thyroid function (linked to temperature control). It sounds like several items could be involved, not simple. You would possibly need an integrative doctor to figure this one out. The best test for major food allergens can be evaluated at enterolab.com using panel A. ...Read more

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When you drink does it raise blood pressure while drink has effect ?

When you drink does it raise blood pressure while drink has effect


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Simple answer 'Yes': 53y/o asks When you drink does it raise blood pressure while drink has effect. Simple answer Yes. Alcohol, especially if taken in much quantity, can affect any system of the body; from the Head with headache and the Brain with impaired judgment and confusion to the feet not being in balance walking. And when one has HBP the potential for Stroke increases. ...Read more