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What're ways to reduce alcohol consumption?

What're ways to reduce alcohol consumption?

Reduce alcohol use:: Start with a non-alcoholic drink, delay the 1st alcoholic drink & increase the delay, measure your drinks, limit to 1/hr, drink slowly, be aware of each drink, alternate alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks, eat before & during drinking, rally support of friends, learn your triggers for excessive drinking & modify/avoid them, fill your life with natural highs, & measure your progress.

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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What is "kindling" in the context of alcohol consumption?

What is "kindling" in the context of alcohol consumption?

Alcohol withdrawal: Kindling is the phenomenon which occurs as a result of repeated withdrawal from benzodiazepines or alcohol that leads to increasingly severe withdrawal symptoms, including an increased risk of seizures.

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What are the risks of alcohol consumption?

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What are the risks of alcohol consumption?

Alcohol: Depends on the amount consumed & the length of time, as well as the status of your organs such as brain, liver, etc.

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Is alcohol consumption linked to cancer at all?

Is alcohol consumption linked to cancer at all?

Yes: Alcohol, especially in conjunction with smoking, can increase the risk of head and neck cancers (mouth, larynx, pharynx) and esophageal cancer. Alcohol also increases the risk of breast, liver, and colorectal cancer.

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Alcohol consumption and ocd/schitzophrenia, what's the relation?

Alcohol consumption and ocd/schitzophrenia, what's the relation?

Diagnosis: Substance use disorders such as alcohol are increased in individuals who suffer from thought disorders like schizophrenia and anxiety disorders like ocd.

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Whar are the clinical manifestations of excessive alcohol consumption?

Whar are the clinical manifestations of excessive alcohol consumption?

Being drunk: Being intoxicated are the primary manifestations -- slurred speech, loss of control of fine motor movements, confusion with tasks requiring thinking, emotional instability, sometimes irritability, inappropriate laughter, staggering gait -- all the way to stupor and coma. If using despite harm to relationships and social responsibilities (like work) these are all signs of excessive use.

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What are differences between the effects of alcohol consumption and smoking?

What are differences between the effects of alcohol consumption and smoking?

It depends how much: Smoking is bad for you in any amount but its efeects are related to how many cigarettes and for how many years consumed. It causes copd, cadiovascular diseases, cancers of lung and mouth, perpheral vascular disease, impotence and erectile dysfunction, fetal abnormailities, bad teeth&breath alcohol in moderation may be beneficial for heart, but if abused can cause liver cirrhosis/failure and cardiomyopathy.

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Is alcohol consumption for diabetics okay?

Is alcohol consumption for diabetics okay?

Alcohol in Diabetics: As per national Institute of Health: Alcohol use can worsen diabetes-related medical complications, such as disturbances in fat metabolism, nerve damage, and eye disease. Long-term alcohol ingestion in diabetics who are not adequately nourished can lead to dangerously low blood sugar levels. Please continue follow up with your Physician and discuss Diabetes and your Alcohol use.

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Which the effects of alcohol consumption on building muscles?

Which the effects of alcohol consumption on building muscles?

Alcohol and muscles: Alcohol consumption impacts on growth hormone, testosterone production, and recovery. Therefore it impacts on and reduces the impsct of muscle building. This article answers your question in more detail: http://www. Askmen. Com/sports/bodybuilding_200/218_fitness_tip. Html.

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Any advice on cutting down alcohol consumption?

Any advice on cutting down alcohol consumption?

Seek help...: Quit!, Seek professional help such as rehab and counseling. Identify the reasons, or root cause (s) behind why you drink. Be honest with yourself... how badly do you want to stop. I doubt if it will be a matter of "cutting down" it is either stop or do not stop. Your call.

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Does alcohol consumption affect semen?

Does alcohol consumption affect semen?

No: No effect on semen however while alcohol can inhibit sexual performance.

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Can alcohol consumption cause hemolysis?

Can alcohol consumption cause hemolysis?

Zieve's syndrome: Although quite a rare illness, there is something called Zieve's syndrome, wherein alcohol consumption can lead to hemolysis. The mechanism of hemolysis in Zieve's syndrome is not entirely understood. Alcohol is a toxin, and has damaging effects to the body -which is really too bad. Hopefully you can get some help, as hemolytic anemia can be bad news, as well as the liver problems etc with alcohol

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How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

Makes it worse: Alcohol increases the level of uric acid, which is the chemical responsible for gout in predisposed individuals. In some people, gout only occurs when they are drinking. The byproducts of alcohol are excreted preferentially to the byproducts of uric acid, raising their levels, in some people raising them markedly. People with gout should not use alcohol, or drink very sparingly.

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How does alcohol consumption affect an inr?

How does alcohol consumption affect an inr?

Unpredictable: Acute alcohol use can either increase or decrease the inr in a given individual. Chronic alcohol use with liver damage interferes with the production of clotting factors and will cause a more profound rise of inr with a given dose of warfarin/coumadin or, with cirrhosis, raise the inr on no anticoagulant at all.

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What will alcohol consumption do to the hepatitis?

What will alcohol consumption do to the hepatitis?

Make it worse: If some one has hepatitis a, b, c or alcoholic hepatitis.Any amount of alcohol can make be very poisnous and lead to liver damage ending in cirrhosis and liver failure and will not be a candidate for liver transplant, unless have been alcohol free foe six months, but has been controversial lately.

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Does alcohol consumption thin blood?

Does alcohol consumption thin blood?

Yes, and that may: Be a good or bad thing for you depending on your health. Too much creates obvious social and behavioral problems (including depression) and can raise potential for stroke. If your doc thinks you are in good health, moderate alcohol can be fine.

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Can alcohol consumption worsen a hernia?

Can alcohol consumption worsen a hernia?

Not really: Of course, if you drink so much you sacrifice good nutrition, your tissues would suffer and theoretically your defect could worsen. Or, if you're in the rages of repeated vomiting due to over consumption of etoh, your hernia won't be happy. Good luck

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Can alcohol consumption irritate the bladder?

Can alcohol consumption irritate the bladder?

Yes: Many foods (like caffeine, citrus, tomatoes and spicy foods) can irritate the bladder and alcohol is high on the list of foods that commonly irritate the bladder.

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Klorvess (Definition)

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