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The Benefits Of Cognac
None in particular: Low doses of alcohol (of whatever kind) - one to two standard drinks per day in men, one in women or those over 60) may increase our "good" cholesterol - hdl. More than that causes more harm than good. Red wines which contain resveratrol may have additional health benefits, but the same substance is in grape juice. There is no specific benefit to brandies, though they used to be considered healthy. ...Read more
Not great sleep med: People often turn to alcohol when they have trouble sleeping, and it may help initially. But ultimately alcohol acts as a depressant, and actually screws up our sleep cycles. So cognac or any other alcohol will really make sleep worse. Talk to your family doc or psychiatrist about how to stop drinking and how you can improve your sleep with cognitive techniques or with sleep meds. ...Read more
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If you are going for withdrawl due to abstinence and trying to quit, than it is a bad idea even to have a glass of cognac.
Seek medical help and don't drink even a glass of cognac. ...Read more
Be careful: Be careful. Alcohol is the most widely used substance people use to sleep. Alcohol can certainly relax you enough to get to sleep, but when metabolized by the body it can disrupt the quality of sleep and result in awakenings. Moreover, alcohol increases your risk for sleep apnea. If it loses effectiveness, increasing amounts may also lead to dependence. ...Read more
Unanswerable: Unfortunately this question is way out of bounds for a medical site. There would be nothing here for us to tell you other then you should drink in moderation. I do not know your medical history or if you are on any medications; I do not know if you have a likelihood to become addicted. Medicine would never give you a prescription for alcohol. ...Read more
No: It only seems that way. Of course, they may not care that they are still cold. ...Read more
Hi I've had a mild sedation today so was awake an I ok to av a small brandy before bed after having this sedation?
Yes: As long as you are completely recovered from the effects of the sedation, and it is a small brandy. ...Read more
I was at a birthday party, and had about 6oz of brandy. I take 1.5mg of kolonopin every night Rx. I'm not a drinker, this just a party, will I b ok?
Why is it up?: If your GGT is elevated, you need to find out why. If this is the only liver enzyme that is out of the reference range, and you rarely drink, chances are that you're one of those folks who just runs a high GGT (it's genetic), your liver is fine, and you can drink sensibly. Double-check with your personal physician. ...Read more
Not in my opinion: Brandies, because they often contain sort of "cooling" compounds, were thought to be "medicinal, " but they aren't/ Alcohol is not good for any kind of infection - it actually increases inflammation, diminishes the immune system response to infections, and has many drug interactions with many antibiotics and other medications used in treating various conditions. ...Read more
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!: Any form of alcohol can be toxic to children. Do not give them alcohol-containing products! I have seen serious cases of alcohol poisoning from well-meaning parents giving children alcohol for cough, or to help them sleep or calm down. Talk to your pediatrician and/or pharmacist for advice about what to give your children. ...Read more
I will drink 360 ml of brandy 6 glasses once a week. Is this moderate or high level of drinking that cause health problems?
High: You do not want to put that level of stress on your liver or the rest of your system. Try one glass a night. Those are each big drinks, 60 ml. Lighten up. Smaller glass. You are smart. Don't set yourself up for liver cirrhosis or heart arrhythmias. You're young. Enjoy your life without injuring yourself. You can do it! ...Read more
Said everyday some alcohol is good for health. So what is better for health if taking small 1-2 portion everyday little wine or little brandy?
Lets review your que:
There are studies that have shown that drink 1-2 glasses of red wine every day may you some heart benefits, but are based from the French diet where their rates of heart disease is less than Americans. But you can obtain the same benefits from drinking dark grape Juice (not recommended in diabetes).
Always drink in moderation ...Read more
16 y/o male. Had saganaki (flaming cheese) for dinner (pour brandy and set on fire, supposed to burn off. However, mine tasted like alcohol after. Bad?
I'm about to drink brandy now. But I just got my rabies vaccination 2days ago and the ill get the next shot 2days from now is that ok?
No problem: Your intake of a few drinks has no effect on what your immune system does after a vaccination. That is not the case for some medications, but for this you are okay. ...Read more
I just had a small piece of tres leches cake and I was told it had Brandy after I ate it, I breastfeed my daughter. Is my milk going to be good?
Hi I am brandy I was hoping u could give me hope and don't tell me it isn't possible please I want a baby and I need a doctor to rebuild a urdrus so I can feel the wonderful feel as a baby in your stumch I am only 38 give me hope I have one drea
Hope...truth...faith: W/out knowing details, it's hard to give you info of any kind. "Rebuilding a uterus" is so individualized - depends on what the surgeon is starting with. You do live in a time/place w/ the best cutting-edge medicine in the history of the world. And miracles absolutely happen. Just know you'll be extremely high-risk. Gestating is short-lived & forgotten. Loving a little soul is a lifelong mystery. ...Read more
I am 5 foot tall and 160 pound woman I keep trying to lose weight no success how can I lose it especially my belly thanks brandy?
Eat less be active: Eat less and be more active. You need to know what your intake of calories are since calories in and calories out does matter. I recommend a visit to a dietician for a full evaluation of your eating habits. Both what you eat and how much you eat as well as a more active lifestyle are important factors that need to be addressed. Best of health to you ...Read more
My baby is 10 n half months old....he is havin running nose and cough.... What shal I give him.????? Cn I giv him brandy wid honey half teaspoon....
Sick infant 10 month: DO NOT GIVE BRANDY or HONEY to a 10 month old. There is botulism in honey and infant's stomach can not kill it, so they can get botulism. Brandy is alcohol and should not be given to infants. Clarinex (desloratadine) an antihistamine, can be given to children of 10 months -dose is 2 ml. Consider elevating head of bed, if possible. He may need antbiotics so seek attention today from urgent care, or doctor. ...Read more
Immediately after consuming alcohol my heart beats become very fast and I flush. It started 8 months back. It happenes when I drank brandy or whisky.
If you are of: Asian background, flushing reaction with rapid heart beat may be an inherited condition where alcohol is metabolized to acetaldehyde, but the enzyme which metabolizes the acetaldehyde is not as active as it should be. This condition can also occur in people not of asian descent as well. If you are on glucophage, (metformin) you are diabetic, and whisky and brandy are NOT your friends. Reduce/avoid alcohol!! ...Read more
Can a patient moderately drink brandy (alcohol) who has gone through radio therapy due to plasmacytoma in the lower vertebra L3?
Sure: Hope the treatment was successfulGet a more detailed answer ›