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Doctor insights on: Physical Benefits Of Quitting Drinking

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If a person quits drinking after several years of drinking and does not have cancer of the esophagus or stomach, what is the benefit related to cancer risk if the person is 40 years of age?

If a person quits drinking after several years of drinking and does not have cancer of the esophagus or stomach, what is the benefit related to cancer risk if the person is 40 years of age?

See below: You can reduce your risk of these cancers by: limiting alcohol, stop smoking, avoid high salt processed foods, avoid all processed lunch meats with "nitrites" on the label, eats lots of organic fruits and veggies, Limit meat fish or chicken to 2-3 times a week. Exercise and avoid obesity. Additional risk reduction by going mostly vegetarian or vegan. See checklists. Http://bit. Ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more

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I suffer from chronic Gerd. I've drank heavy in the past. I'm 40 and a recent scope showed no Barrett's, etc. If I quit drinking will there be a benefit in cancer risk reduction. If I had a drink a day for heart health benefit is that advise able?

I suffer from chronic Gerd. I've drank heavy in the past. I'm 40 and a recent scope showed no Barrett's, etc. If I quit drinking will there be a benefit in cancer risk reduction. If I had a drink a day for heart health benefit is that advise able?

Withou: Barrett's the Cancer risk is much lower and I do NOT know of any connection with drinking moderately!!! Heavy drinking is not necessarily a risk factor for CA of your esophagus but it sure will kill yah some other way!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What are the benefits of drinking alochol?

What are the benefits of drinking alochol?

In moderation there: Can be benefits. Flavonoids can help to v risk for strokes, heart attacks, & hypertension. Hdl, (good cholesterol) can ^ and LDL (bad cholesterol) can v. However, if not in moderation, alcohol use can be very destructive. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of drinking grapefruit?

What are the benefits of drinking grapefruit?

Grapefruit Juice: Pure grapefruit juice is packed with vitamin a and vitamin c as well as a healthy amount of folates (folic acid). According to the U.S. National library of medicine, vitamin a has many health benefits, ranging from improved vision to the healthy development of soft tissue, skin and bones. ...Read more

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How good is quitting drinking to your weight?

How good is quitting drinking to your weight?

Alcohol: That depends on how much you drink. If you take in a considerable # of calories from alcohol it will make a considerable difference. Your body will appreciate it if you take in healthy calories in exchange for the alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of drinking drumstick soup?

What are the benefits of drinking drumstick soup?

Hydration/nutrition: This is nothing more than a chicken soup. We all know that this cures what ails us! I would not venture any special benefit other than a good way to get fluids, salt, water and nutrition into one self whether healthy or sick. If you like it, no reason not to enjoy. If don't like, go on strike! ...Read more

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What are the benefits for drinking dry mixed herbs?

What are the benefits for drinking dry mixed herbs?

Depends on the herbs: People tend to drink dry herbs as herbal teas. There are hundreds of different herbs with a variety of medicinal properties; herbs contain vitamins, minerals ; phytonutrients and some are anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, immune enhancing, blood thinning, support detoxification or support specific organs like the liver, kidneys, skin, heart ; brain. The benefits depends on which herbs you use! ...Read more

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My friends like to drink, but I'm trying to quit. Can I still go to bars with them?

Better not.: In every study ever done of recovering alcoholics, contact with drinking buddies or going to drinking places carried the worst risk for relapse in drinking. The more your life changes, the better your chances to stay dry. ...Read more

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Is there a recommended food or drink to reduce cigarette cravings when quitting? What else can I do to assure a successful attempt? Thanks

Is there a recommended food or drink to reduce cigarette cravings when quitting? What else can I do to assure a successful attempt? Thanks

Go for it!: There are no studies about certain food or drinks. Successful treatment will be based on how addicted you are. For example if you need your first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking you may need a combination of nicotine replacement (patch, lozenge, or gum) and medication. Medication could be something like Chantix or bupropion. See your doc. ...Read more

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What are the benefits to drinking coffee?

What are the benefits to drinking coffee?

None: Makes money for the people you are buying the coffee from. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits of drinking your own breastmilk?

Are there any benefits of drinking your own breastmilk?

None to speak of: The other dietary intake of such a person would easily dilute any of the immune or other factors present in the milk. The effect would be little more than value of protein, sugars and fat incorporated in the milk. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits of drinking alcohol?

Are there any benefits of drinking alcohol?

Weigh carefully: Moderate drinking (2 drinks or less/day for men, and 1 drink or less/day for women) may protect against coronary artery disease and heart attack. Also this could raise levels of hdl, the "good" cholesterol, and reduce the risk of blood clots forming in coronary arteries. These small amounts could also reduce risk of dementia. Heavy drinking (4+ drinks/day, etc) negates these possible benefits. ...Read more

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How do most people quit drinking?

How do most people quit drinking?

AA: Alcoholics Anonymous is a good resource for those who want to quit drinking: www. Aa.org. You can find meetings local to you. Otherwise, it is important to believe that you have the power to do healthy things for your life. One has to have the belief that you can make healthy decisions and stick with them. Good luck you you. ...Read more

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How should I feel now that I quit drinking?

How should I feel now that I quit drinking?

Up to you: It's up to you of course -- but I hope you'll feel like getting into a recovery program to maintain your sobriety and find new ways of enjoying your life. Congratulations for deciding to quit drinking. For most people, this is a moment-by-moment decision -- and supports like aa help. ...Read more

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What can you do to quit drinking permanently?

What can you do to quit drinking permanently?

One day at a time.: Please look up alcoholic anonymous on-line or in your yellow pages. Ask about locations and times of meetings. Go to 90 meetings in the next 90 meetings. Get a sponsor (even if only a temporary sponsor). Start working a 12 step program now. Acupuncture can be very helpful with cravings. An addiction medicine specialist is also a good move. Take care. ...Read more

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When after quitting chantix can you drink again?

Never: I worry about the person who asks, "when can I drink again." it indicates that they may have an alcohol addiction. I would ask yourself why you are already planning out when your next drink will be. ...Read more