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Vitamins For Quitting Alcohol Drinking
No: Taking prenatal vitamins does not cancel out the effects of alcohol abuse in an adult. Also, taking prenatal vitamins does not cancel out the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetus, by a alcohol abusing pregnant woman. However, a pregnant woman should take prenatal vitamins whether or not she drinks alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a combination of materna prenatal vitamins & palafer CF iron pills cause an elevated liver enzyme level of ALT 54? No alcohol use or medication.
Probably not: If you are pregnant there are other potential causes. Consult yr OB provider or pcp if not pregnant. ...Read more
I have chronis diahrea, drink a lot of alcohol, and a pain in my gallbladder. How can I help decrease diarehea and what foods/vitamins can I eat to hel?
No reason: to drink on the the day of an important injection: are you taking the B12 because of an alcoholic issue? ...Read more
Are there any over-the-counter drugs or vitamins/supplements you recommend to prevent altitude sickness (i'm an avid skier)? And yes i know all about drinking water and avoiding alcohol.
Yes: The caveat is that there are a number of studies which show no benefit to supplements in preventing altitude sickness. However, altitude sickness is caused by increased respiration resulting in alteration in acid/base balance. Diamoxx (which is prescription) counters this in the kidney. Once can try drinking sodium bicarbonate (in water). Also reports suggest n-acetyl-cysteine may work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to get an alcohol induced vitamin deficiency from only drinking on the weekends? Assuming 7 drinks each weekend.
Alcohol: Hi, drinking more than 4 drinks on one occasion for men is over the maximum amount of alcohol consumption, and it could cause nerve toxicity and dietary deficiency and puts one at risk for liver disease, heart dx and also dependency. The maximum amount of alcohol/wk is 14 drinks for men. Please be safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For the past month or so, my feet get swollen after drinking alcohol. It only takes 2 or 3 glasses of wine. I'm on vitamin b12. Any correlation?
Hi I have quit drinking alcohol use to drink up to 60 units weekly. Taken up coffee two cups daily. Will this have a good affect on my liver ?
Probably.: Research has shown that 1-2 cups of coffee per day can be useful in various types of liver inflammation. I feel that you are doing your liver more of a service by having stopped abusing alcohol, however. If you have continued concerns for your liver, your primary care doctor can do blood tests that will give a good idea whether you are having any liver problems at this time. Good luck. ...Read more
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