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Can small amounts of alcohol be healthy?

Can small amounts of alcohol be healthy?

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

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What happens if you consume over a long time small amount of alcohol?

What happens if you consume over a long time small amount of alcohol?

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

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Will my baby be ok if I consumed a very small amount of alcohol at 11 weeks?

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

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Is it unsafe to drink small amounts of alcohol?

Is it unsafe to drink small amounts of alcohol?

Drinking alcohol.: Small amounts of alcohol are safe, and in fact may be beneficial from a health perspective. Generally speaking, two or three glasses of wine weekly, for example, may be beneficial for the heart. Two or three glasses daily, though, can lead to liver problems. ...Read more

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Extreme reactions/hangover to small amounts of alcohol. What is the cause of this?

Extreme reactions/hangover to small amounts of alcohol. What is the cause of this?

Alcohol intolerance: That means u are intolerant to alcohol, either for medical reasons or genetics, where your liver breaks down alcohol differently. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Can drinking a small amount of alcohol cause a person to faint?

Can drinking a small amount of alcohol cause a person to faint?

How much is small: Some may react to alcohol, like any drug reaction, or may lack the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase, that preventetoo much accumulation of acetyl aldahydes, especially in ascian population due to lack of this enzyme. ...Read more

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Shaking uncontrollably from drinking small amount of alcohol, what is this?

Don't drink.: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure.
You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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Does a small amount of alcohol cause erectile problems while under it's influence? Small as in 2 glasses.

Does a small amount of alcohol cause erectile problems while under it's influence? Small as in 2 glasses.

Yes: 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

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Can lorazepam be taken within hours of a small amount of alcohol? 1 drink. How serious of a reaction is possible

Depends on dose: Of each. Both have sedative effects, and the effects could be more than the sum of each alone. It is probably best and safest not to mix them. ...Read more

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Is it possible for very small amounts of alcohol, like residual alcohol in food, to trigger withdrawal symptoms?

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

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How to stop going red in the face when I'm drinking just a small amount of alcohol?

Rosacea: Alcohol is a common trigger for the flushing that is the hallmark of rosacea. Certain prescription medications, such as low-dose doxycycline, may reduce the flushing somewhat, but the only sure way to avoid alcohol-induced flushing is to avoid drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Can the physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal be eased by giving small amounts of alcohol?

Can the physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal be eased by giving small amounts of alcohol?

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

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Is drinking a very small amount of alcohol on occasion, healthier than no alcohol at all, ever?

Maybe: Many studies suggest health benefits from a small amount of alcohol daily. This amount can be 1 glass of wine, 1 oz of hard liquor or 1 bottle of beer a day. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why are you not allowed to consume even a small amount of alcohol when taking metronidazole?

Why are you not allowed to consume even a small amount of alcohol when taking metronidazole?

You will regret it: Metronidazole can cause a rather unpleasant reaction from even small amounts of alcohol. Expect projectile vomiting, abdominal pain, chills and aches. Do not drink alcohol with the medication. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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Why am I all of a sudden throwing up after drinking a small amount of alcohol every time?

Why am I all of a sudden throwing up after drinking a small amount of alcohol every time?

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

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After taking small amount of alcohol my heart beat becomes irregular. Why does this happen?

After taking small amount of alcohol my heart beat becomes irregular. Why does this happen?

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

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Is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking Decadron (dexamethasone) and Penicillin?

Alcohol: Should not be a major problem. You don't say why you are taking these meds, but alcohol can inhibit WBCs in their functioning and theoretically at least may reduce resistance to infection. Doubt that this will affect you adversely even with the steroid intake. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking roxithromycin? Even a small amount of alcohol? Or should I have absolutely zero alcohol?

Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking roxithromycin? Even a small amount of alcohol? Or should I have absolutely zero alcohol?

You shouldn't: You can do anything you want; however, the risk of permanent liver damage increases significantly if you combine antibiotics and alcohol.

Stay off the booze while on antibiotics. ...Read more

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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.

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

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