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Period Drinking Alcohol
How can I distinguish between possible implantation bleeding and a period? Can drinking alcohol increase the amount of flow during implantation?
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
BCP and ETOH: The effectiveness of birth control pills is not impacted by alcohol but the hormones in the pills can reduce the liver's ability to metabolize ethanol and this leads to higher blood alcohol levels and intensifies the effects of drinking. You should be careful when drinking and probably drink less than when you are off the pills. ...Read more
Alcohol and gut: Acute alcohol administration results in changes in gonadal hormones that differed by sex. Vassal et al 2012 showed that alcohol-induced suppression of testosterone occurred predominantly in men and increases in Estradiol occurred predominantly in women. It is known circulating levels of testosterone and Estradiol deeply affect adipocyte proliferation, differentiation, and fat mass distribution. ...Read more
I recently quit drinking alcohol and am taking up more exercise. This month my period is brigher and a bit lighter, is this a normal reaction?
Could it be anxiety or alcohol withdrawal after drinking alcohol almost everyday for the past year the anxiety get worse a week before my period!
Alcohol and anxiety: Withdrawal from alcohol manifests with anxiety, alcohol temporarily calms down anxiety, but it makes anxiety much worse on the intermediate and long run. Premenstrually many people experience worsening of emotional symptoms whether anxiety, depression or otherwise. Help is available and effective. Seek help please, good luck. ...Read more
29days late 4neg hpt, 1neg blood test was drinking alcohol thought I got my period then it goes away 30min later. Why? Nex morning it still gone
I bled for 2 weeks b4 my period and was even lighter on my period. I get nauseous after eating or drinking alcohol, took a test it was negative.?
U need to see U PCP: For evaluation and he may recommend u to see an obgyn. ...Read more
Does drinking alcohol after taking the morning after pill alter its effectiveness? Is skipping 2 periods on the pill ok?
Drinking alcohol before, or after the pill, or at time is a bad idea. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good ever, so stay away from it. Morning after pill does alter hormone balance may cause to miss two periods. However, do a pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Can drinking alcohol make you have brown discharge/start your period early? I don't drink, but when I do, I always have brown discharge until my perio
Yes: If that always happens to you as a subject of one when you drink, then you have your answer. ...Read more
How responsive is Bilirubin to Alcohol consumption? Will excessive drinking for one week impact test results during that period?
Depending on the amount of intake, alcohol may induce hepatitis and that would raise bilirubin.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Could alcohol consumption cause a temporary decrease in urination in a diabetic? Moderate consumption one evening. Had 5 drinks over a 4 to 5 hour period and became unable to urinate.
See your doctor: Alcohol generally has a diuretic effect, increasing urinary flow, whether you are diabetic or not. However, 5 drinks is unsafe drinking, even in someone without diabetes, and may be enough to cause paralysis of bladder muscles, which may be what happened. Your doctor needs to know about the level of your drinking, which is particularly of concern in diabetic, and you need to cut down/stop. ...Read more
Not generally: While some drugs can affect hormonal cycles, alcohol consumption is generally not one of these. That being said, chronic alcohol abuse can cause vitamin deficiencies and be associated with other unhealthy behaviors that ultimately can result in changes to hormonal balance. ...Read more
Unaswerable: You do realize that we are really physicians here. Medicine has little to say about alcohol use unless it is being abused or causing damage to one's health. I believe that unless you have health consequences to your drinking then drinking rarely and slowly is a good piece of advise to remember. Moderation in all things. ...Read more
Possibly-low doses: There have been associations (which does not necessarily mean that alcohol is the CAUSE of the effect) between low dose alcohol (up to 2 drinks per day in men and 1 drink in women and men over 60) and improvement in HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), with a lower rate of coronary heart disease/heart attack, which are the major cause of death in the western world. Exercise works even better. ...Read more
Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots, stone formation, diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more
Pain where??: If you ever put alcohol on a cut, you know that it is toxic to tissues - it burns! That is not just true of isopropyl alcohol but ethyl (beverage) alcohol as well. People can get pain in their mouth and throats, esophagus, stomach and duodenum from drinking excessive alcohol, or for those with particular sensitivity. It can also inflame the liver and pancreas, causing abdominal and back pain. ...Read more
One drink per day: In a healthy individual one drink per day on average is considered okay. Drinking large amounts of alcohol on a regular basis has damaging effects on multiple body systems with well-documented negative effects on brain, liver, cardiovascular system, connective tissue/skin, immune system, blood, & so forth. If you cannot stick to one drink per day consider avoiding alcohol. Do not drink with meds. ...Read more
May increase HDL: Moderate alcohol use may increase HDL (good cholesterol), which may help lower the risk of heart disease. But too much alcohol can increase triglycerides, which would increase the risk of heart disease. The key is to drink in moderation. If you currently don't drink, don't start drinking for the possible health benefits. The moderate alcohol use is 1-2 drinks/day for men and 1 drink/day for women. ...Read more
For every + a -: You've probably read the stories of one glass of wine or spirits per day does this thing that's great for you. On the other side of this argument is a body of research that says that no amount of alcohol is ever good. Use in moderation or responsibly please, but don't expect any "health benefits". ...Read more
It's theorized that: Alcohol consumption impairs the transmission of neurotransmitters in the hippocampus of the brain especially gaba/ gamma amino-butyric acid and n methyl d aspartate, thus causing the black out. Bottoms up! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/blackout_ (alcohol-related_amnesia). ...Read more