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Why is red wine is so good for you?

Why is red wine is so good for you?

Antioxidants: Red wine ( a little better that other wines) has the antioxidants (flavonoids and resveratrol) from the grape and the positive effects of alcohol in small amounts. No more of two cups a day for males and one for women and no more than five times a week helps to prevent hear attacks. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/111/2/e10.full. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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Is drinking red wine allowed wen taking tabs?

Is drinking red wine allowed wen taking tabs?

Alcohol: Many medications warn against alcohol use, ask your pharmacist if this is so with your current medications. You can also consult the prescribing doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of having red wine?

What are the health benefits of having red wine?

Has antioxidants: There is evidence that those who have about 1 drink of alcohol a day have better health than those who don't drink at all or who drink larger amounts, with lower risk of heart disease, cancer & alzheimer's. Red wine may be the healthiest choice because it contains proanthocyanidans, which are antioxidant flavonoids. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/2011/10/19/red-wine-health_n_1018934.Html. ...Read more

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Red wine effects constipation?

Red wine effects constipation?

All: Forms of alcohol, beer whiskey wine are diuretics and dehydrate especially if taking alot. The dehydration does in deed contribute to constipation. Red or white wine, makes no difference. ...Read more

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Could red wine turn stools black?

Could red wine turn stools black?

I just taught: Myself something. In reviewing this, it is reported that drinking red wine can cause dark stools. However, if stools are black, tarry and foul smelling - then please get this promptly evaluated (to ensure it is not from GI bleeding). ...Read more

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Hepatitis b, can I drink red wine?

Hepatitis b, can I drink red wine?

Be careful: If someone has active hepatitis b infection, they are at risk for liver cancer even if they do not have cirrhosis. Alcohol may increase the risk of developing liver cancer, cirrhosis, and liver failure. It is probably safest to eliminate alcohol (maybe a glass of wine on your birthday). ...Read more

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Can red wine cause stools to be dark?

Reviewed several: Sites that indicate that red wine can cause dark stools. If stool is black, tarry and malodorous please have that checked asap as it could be related to GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Red wine good for allergies and cold cough?

Red wine good for allergies and cold cough?

No: Even if you are not allergic to the ingredients in red wine , wine tends to make your nose more congested. The only way it may help your cough is from drinking yourself to a stupor- in which case even worse thing can happen (aspiration pneumonia etc). ...Read more

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"Red Wine Can Help Your Heart" Is this true?

"Red Wine Can Help Your Heart"  Is this true?

Controversial: Controversial but 4oz of Red wine may be cardio protective - it contains resveratrol an antioxidant with cardioprotective effect. Red grapes, cranberries, blueberries and peanuts r also sources for resveratrol. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more


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