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Side Effects Of Not Drinking Alcohol
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
Verapamil alcohol: Med try to lower blood pressures while booze triggers increase bp, neutralizing the good effect of med. Booze destroys life in much other ways than preventing med from working. ...Read more
Not a great combo: As a rough rule of thumb, Effexor (venlafaxine) will double the effects of alcohol, and alcohol will double the side effects of effexor (venlafaxine). So the best recommendation is skip the alcohol. At the very least, keep this formula in mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Getting drunk and...: Too much of any kind of alcohol can cause slurred speech, drowsiness, nausea,vomiting,diarrhea, trouble breathing, headaches, poor coordination/tendency to fall, confusion, impaired judgment, blackouts, loss of consciousness & death. It can also indirectly lead to unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases & death via accidents. Binge drinking is popular among young people but is dangerous! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alcohol: Excess sedation, confusion at high dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not a wise choice: If you're taking supplements, you have at least some interest in improving or protecting your health. So, might you want to get the most benefit from them? If so, take your supplements with water. That way your body can process them and you can absorb the nutrients you're paying for, more effectively. Also, you haven't said what supplements you mean, and some could be additive with alcohol. ...Read more
Runs against them: Using both alcohol and antidepressants together runs the risk of intoxication and sedation -- more than expected with either alone. Also in the long run, alcohol is a depressant, and disrupts sleep cycle. Your antidepressant will be fighting this, in a sense. Alcohol may give the temporary illusion of improved mood, but repeated binges can also dysregulate -- rather than even out -- your mood. ...Read more
LO Vitamin D/calcium: In us, milk is fortified with vitamin d, so not drinking milk and cutting out milk products altogether requires vitamin d supplementation. Usual starting vitamin d dose is 400 units/day but doses up to 1000-2000 units /day can be used in vitamin d deficiency. Calcium may need supplemented also: according to n.I.H. 1000+mg calcium/day is needed for ages 4yrs & up. ...Read more
Probably: Some data has suggested a link between diet soda consumption and metabolic syndrome, a constellation of findings associated with increased cardiovascular risk (i.e. Heart attacks and strokes). Excessive amounts of many things often have negative consequences and as a general rule i recommend using moderation as a guiding principle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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