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Doctor insights on: Quitting Drinking Improves Digestion

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Does drinking water improve indigestion and reflux?

Does drinking water improve indigestion and reflux?

Reflux is due...: 30 y/o Female asks Does drinking water improve indigestion and reflux? In general one is encouraged to drink water not only for digestion but for total body hydration. Reflux is due to some stomach content backing up into the lower end of the esophagus and causing acid/ heart burn. Water does not have much lasting effect on this. The various acid blockers/ antacids and PPI's do this ...Read more

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Vomiting black after drinking to much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana?

Vomiting black after drinking to much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana?

Probably : Related to gastritis or a gastric ulcer or an esophageal injury from the vomitting. You need to be examined by your doctor. You also need to abstain from alcohol( and drugs) before you do some serious damage that may affect your life in the shsort run or worse cause chronic liver disease, to mention just 2 negatives from the excesses. Be smart...You are not as immortal as you think. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol effect your breast milk? Smoking as well

Does drinking alcohol effect your breast milk? Smoking as well

Yes for both: Start with smoking; an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, add 2-3x incerase in bronchitis& ear infections & other respiratory issues. Add decreased growth & exposure to nicotine in the milk alcohol decreases milk production & passes in small amounts to baby.Even small amounts are potentially toxic to babies growing brain.At least you are breast feeding, that's good. ...Read more

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Is drinking tea healthly? Trying to stop drinking soda

That depends on: type and amount of tea. Even teas can have side effects. However green, red & white tea and some herbals can have beneficial effects on health when used in moderation. These would usually be a better choice than sodas. ...Read more

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Does drinking beer enhance milk supply?

Does drinking beer enhance milk supply?

Yes: It is the hops and barley that stimulates milk production. Non-alcoholic beer works as well. If you want a regular beer with alcohol then drink no more than one a day and be sure it is not dark beer (higher alcohol content). Mother's milk tea also increase breast milk supply. Of course drinking a beer or any alcohol is not recommended if there is a previous history of alcohol problems. ...Read more

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Does ginger beer help quit smoking?

Does ginger beer help quit smoking?

Ginger Tea: Ginger is used in some herbal smoking cessation products because it helps to prevent/ stop nausea. Ginger Beer - although historically a fermented alcoholic drink – ginger beer is usually sold as a soft drink in this day & age. However, some brands do still contain alcohol. Would avoid drinking alcohol to beat another addiction. Consider ginger tea or crstalized ginger. ...Read more

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Does drinking green tea make your liver enzymes increase?

Does drinking green tea make your liver enzymes increase?

Not with tea: Not if you are just drinking conventional green tea, without any other additives. ...Read more

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Does drinking vodka slow down your metabolism?

Does drinking vodka slow down your metabolism?

No.: Does not slow down metabolism itself, but is a central nervous system depressant. If you fall down and sleep as a result of the vodka then it will have slowed your metabolism. ...Read more

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Could drinking coffee while nursing reduce your milk supply?

Could drinking coffee while nursing reduce your milk supply?

Caffeine- nursing: The coffee is not so much the problem as the caffeine is. Modest caffeine intake will not affect milk supply, but if you get over 300-400 mg of caffeine daily it could affect production and also be passed to the infant and make them a bit more "wired". Try decaf coffee or limit yourself to just a cup or two daily. Thanks for dong this for your baby - breast is best! ...Read more

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Does drinking and smoking slow down recovery from surgery?

Does drinking and smoking slow down recovery from surgery?

Drinking and smoking: Yes drinking can alter the way your drugs are metabolized and smoking can directly slow down the healing process from surgery or any other trauma that your body receives. ...Read more

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Will quitting drinking and smoking make my hair better ?

Will quitting drinking and smoking make my hair better ?

It may: Smoking does nothing but harm to your body. The chemicals in the smoke enter your blood and can cause vasoconstriction decreasing blood flow to skin, scalp, heart! more importantly, carbon monoxide kills people -- thats why they have those detectors in peoples houses. With every draw you take in a lil carbon monoxide. This binds your rbcs and blocks oxygen. Hair cells need oxygen to grow! ...Read more

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Can drinking 2-3 cups of hot decaf flavor tea everyday b harmful, is it true it slows down metabolism?Digestion?Can it help in weight loss?

Can drinking 2-3 cups of hot decaf flavor tea everyday b harmful, is it true it slows down metabolism?Digestion?Can it help in weight loss?

Depends: Flavored tea can contain sugar or artificial colors & sweeteners that can be harmful. Green tea (brewed, not instant) contains powerful antioxidants including epigallocatechin gallate (egcg) which increases fat burning. Antioxidants also support the immune system. Ginger tea, an herbal tea, aids digestion. Many of the herbal teas have other beneficial effects such as being calming & soothing. ...Read more

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