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Vp Shunt And 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
How much alcohol can I drink after taking 1000mg of Paracetamol? Drinking 1.5L of home made alcohol (2-5% of alcohol) with paracetamol make me sick?
No alcohol: Combination of alcohol and paracetamol can result in hepatic necrosis. Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, so stay away from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Will taking Lasix (furosemide) and KCl and drinking water help pass an EtG UA if I had 3 glasses of wine 48h ago?
Depends on pressure: The valve setting refers to a pressure value, rather than volume of csf. A setting of 140 means that the valve opens and begins draining when the pressure reaches 140 mmhg, and below that level the valve remains closed. Therefore the amount of CSF drained depends on how much time the pressure remained over the opening pressure. This may be 0 to 100%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyponatremia is: very uncommon with just an episode of vomiting unless it is very prolonged, and by then most people would have sought medical attention. Heavily salted water can lead to further GI problems and further dehydration. Gatorade, pedilyte and similar preparations are safer and more effective, ...Read more
If chronically dehydrated- never drank water, drank moderate alcohol for years- now stopped alcohol, start drink water. How long body to rehydrate?
High blood pressure: In general one should moderate their intake of beer and coffee if they are hypertensive. A cup of coffee daily and a beer once or twice a week for most people wouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
Husband on dialysis, has mild cirrhosis from Atn. What will happen if he drinks alcohol daily with kidney failure? abour pint a day.
It is likely that: he will shorten his life through further damage to his liver as well as interfering with the metabolism of medications he is probably being given for his condition. ...Read more
I have cut caffiene out and fizzy drinks and replaced with drinking three litres of water instead, aswell as normal 3 meals. Is that okay? No risk?
Nobody needs 3 L/day: Unless you have kidney stones. We actually mostly don't need any additional fluid, since 60% of our food is composed of water (just as we are). Thirst is the single best guide to how much water you need. If you're not thirsty, you don't need it. If you are, drink water until you aren't anymore. There is this idea that we need to "flush" and "detox" our "systems." I have seen no evidence for it. ...Read more
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Drinking alcohol after having mitral valve heart surgery for leaky heart valve allowed? Will alcohol have any effects on repaired heart valve?
Does emotional instability increase with alcohol consumption? Days of heavy drinking back to back as opposed to binge drinking?
Yes but : Binge drinking is not better! the first organ to b dammaged by alcohol is the CNS meaning the brain. Alcohol is the fakest friend u can imagine! it is a CNS depressant that destroys sleep, mood & personality much quicker than pple usually think. Avoid both daily heavy drinking or weekend alcohol binge, b safe & keep ur best asset healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol and SVT: Alcohol is known to damage the conduction system of the heart and cause all kinds of arrythmia. Svt is caused by an anomaly of that system. Alcohol surely unavoidably aggravates that anomaly, besides turning the heart muscle into a mass of jello that has no strength to pump blood properly (reduced ejection fraction). No alcohol abuse. Period ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it is: Alcohol is rapidly absored from the stomach unless there is food in the stomach. Rapid absorption leads to high blood levels which then flow through the liver which takes a bigger hit if the alcohl concentrations are higher. That is why most wise people eat a snack or cheese bites before drinking. Another safety factor is to drink at a slow pace, taking about one hour to finish one alcoholic drin ...Read more
I dump 2 feedings after I drink alcohol (drink at 8:00, dump at 10 and 12) could this alcohol, even though i'm dumping, be exacerbating her reflux?
Probably not: After dumping breast milk until 4 hours after drinking alcohol, the subsequent breast milk probably hasn't enough alcohol in it to alter a baby's reflux. If the reflux is very bad, or the baby is very young or growing well, consulting with a pediatric gastroenterologist is helpful. Also, one can stop the alcohol, thus eliminating the desire to dump milk, and see if things improve for the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer