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Small Amount Alcohol
Yes.: Large studies have demonstrated a protective effect on longevity of 1-2 drinks per day for males and 1 for females. The type of alcohol does not seem to matter (french and germans have both studied this - wine vs beer). If you have underlying liver disease this may not apply to you. ...Read more
Small amount of alco: Small? How small? One (or two beer a day for tal and heavy not obese) is normal and healthy, as reducing cholesterol) but more than 2/d is alcoholism and will bring long term consequences if cannot resist the attempt to drink, it is alcoholism with its mental and medical penalties. The mental reults are immediate while long term medical results will come later. ...Read more
Should be fine: Although no level of alcohol consumption has been found to be totally safe, a little at 11 wks in not likely to cause problems. Babies organs have almost completed basic formation at that point. The nervous system is quite effected by alcohol consumption as you move into the later stages of pregnancy, increasing the possibility od add/adhd etc. Avoid it from now on if you can. ...Read more
Recently had a very small amount of alcohol (1/8th of a margarita) and had an unusual headache, feeling like I was about to pass out. Possible cause?
Worth more evalution:
Really bad headaches can sometimes reflect bleeds in the head or infections. Alcohol could have stimulated the a small bleed based on it causing blood vessels to dilate. So have further assessment.
Mixing alcohol with certain medications could cause a bad headache based on a build up of acetylaldehyde in the system. If you were genetically susceptible this would happen every time you drank. ...Read more
I know overseas the drinking age is lower. At what age can a person safely consume small amounts of alcohol (with family) without extreme health consequences?
Use common sense: The effect of alcohol on the development of the nervous system is the main issue here since alcohol is known to be neurotoxic. You did not define what a small amount is and I think the age that small amounts can be given safely will vary depending on the how physically and emotionally developed the person is as well as history of addiction in the family. ...Read more
I get sick only the evening after consuming small amounts of alcohol. I am in my twenties with what I believe is a digestive problem. For years, I was able to consume high amounts of alcohol without having much of an affect on me (my family has an extreme
Since: Since you reported that you drank heavy amounts of alcohol for years, it isn't known how much damage you may have done to your body. Being able to drink large amounts of alcohol without having mucn of an effect is called tolerance. From your description, would imagine that you spent a fair amount of time drinking. It sounds that despite the fact that you now have a health problem related to alcohol, that you are still drinking. Most people wouldn't continue to ingest a substance that caused them to vomit or to feel nauseated. Additionally, there is a family history of people who were heavy drinkers. Recommend that you go in for a comprehensive evaluation by your doctor and that you are scrupulously honest about your alcohol use. ...Read more
Zithromax: Generally its best to not drink when taking medication. However, that said, its unlikely that an antibiotic like zithromax would interact with ingested alcohol. I would advice you to simply stay away from alcohol because a small drink will typically turn to a frequent drinker leading to issues beyond this discussion thread. ...Read more
Does a small amount of alcohol cause erectile problems while under it's influence? Small as in 2 glasses.
As stated by Shakespeare in Macbeth,
“What three things does drink especially provoke? "
"Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes and unprovokes. It provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance. Therefore, much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery." ...Read more
Can lorazepam be taken within hours of a small amount of alcohol? 1 drink. How serious of a reaction is possible
Is it possible for very small amounts of alcohol, like residual alcohol in food, to trigger withdrawal symptoms?
Very unlikely: While this is very unlikely, some people are unbelievably sensitive. Also, all people are very responsive to expectancies and that can do amazing physical things to us. You body may know how to do w/drawal and it gets triggered by the idea of alcohol. Discuss w/ Dr or therapist if you continue to suffer after this reassurance. ...Read more
Is it ok to drink a small amount of alcohol if I have sjogrens? I forgot to ask my dr. It doesn't react with any of my meds.
The physical: Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be eliminated by not drinking too much! On the other hand, needing an "eye opener"may be a symptom of alcohol dependence. ...Read more
I took a small amount of alcohol. How long do I have to wait for the alcohol to leave my body so that I can resume breastfeeding?
Go ahead and feed: Small amounts of alcohol taken sporadically, like half a glass of wine or sips of a mixed drink hive minor effect. You can feed immediately. For a night of several, I would pump and dump as this has made it into the milk. Four hours later the level has dropped enough to resume. Over time alcohol exposure can decrease the milk promoting hormone and lead to decreasing production. ...Read more
I am eatting well and try to have enough rest but even a small amount of alcohol make me feel very sleepy and tired. What is the problem?
Sensitive to alcohol: Your body may simply not like alcohol, and be showing this to you. You could also be consuming other sedative-hypnotic or depressant medications, and in combination these build up -- making you sleepy. Or, you may have less of the enzymes needed to process alcohol in your system. Usually other symptoms would come along with this though, such as flushing and nasal congestion. ...Read more
Is it ok to drink small amount of alcohol night before dexamethasone suppression test?, does alcohol interfere with the test and pills I need to take
Not a good idea: It seems you are taking sertraline, lorazepam, and promethazine - in this setting you may want to avoid alcohol altogether. Drinking a small amount of alcohol the night before the test is probably not going to interfere with the test, but it defeats the purpose of a test to have factors potentially interfere with the test, when they can easily be avoided. ...Read more
If you have been a: Really heavy user of alcohol over the years, you may have severely damaged your liver. In that situation, your body isn't able to handle the alcohol any more. Regardless- listen to your body. If alcohol makes you vomit - don't drink alcohol. Encourage you to see your physician. ...Read more
Let me explain:
If you experience heart palpitations, it's always advisable to seek the counsel of a physician to rule out any serious problems.
Lastly, if you've been given a clean bill of health by your doctor and then consume alcohol and feel symptoms of heart palpitations, realize that most drinkers experience this discomfort, even after light alcohol consumption. ...Read more
Is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking Decadron (dexamethasone) and Penicillin?
Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking roxithromycin? Even a small amount of alcohol? Or should I have absolutely zero alcohol?
I drank a small amount of alcohol now I have a burning sensation like I have a UTI. What should I do? I've been trying to flush it out with water.
Not alcohol. UTI?: Alcohol doesn't do this despite persisting folklore about it. If the symptoms are simlar to past UTIs you have had, that's the best bet -- especially if you have urinary frequency and urgency as well as painful urination. Always consider STDs for such symptoms, but of course only at risk (new partner in past few months, partner with other partners, etc). See a doctor if it continues. Good luck. ...Read more
I had dislocated my ankle, it is 7 weeks old now, can I have small amount of alcohol, it is my brothers birthday, I am not taking any medicine.
Yes: Yes you can. Take care!Get a more detailed answer ›