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What is the best thing to do while having a craving for alcohol?

What is the best thing to do while having a craving for alcohol?

If you have an : Alcohol problem - encourage you to become involved in alcoholics anonymous. Call your sponsor if you have cravings. Read from the big book. Call someone on your support phone tree. An addiction medicine specialist may prescribe medications to decrease symptoms. Auricular acupuncture reduces alcohol cravings. If you have a behavioral health provider let them know about your struggle. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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What is the best solution for alcohol withdrawl?

What is the best solution for alcohol withdrawl?

GET SEEN: Acute alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening and cause seizures, d.T.'s (delirium tremens) and death. Treatment is available. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for alcohol poisoning?

A trip to the ER: Alcohol poisoning is a medical emergency that requires an immediate trip to the er. ...Read more

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What is the best alcoholic drink for someone on a diet?

What is the best alcoholic drink for someone on a diet?

NONE: Know this:all alcohol is sugar.It is a complex carbohydrate that has at least 100 calories per gram.Now that said;some beers brag that they have only "68" calories per can, and"lite" beers are often 100 calories.Give me my 1 oz of vodka over ice for more "bang for my calorie". ...Read more

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What is the best food for men before pregnancy?

What is the best food for men before pregnancy?

Healthy diet: Adopting a healthy lifestyle of eating healthy and exercise is good for both dad and mom and for optimal pregnancy. Vegetables and fruits with fish such as salmon at least twice a week, skinless chicken should be added to the main meal. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take for gastritis while you are pregnant?

What is the best thing to take for gastritis while you are pregnant?

Gastritis: Other than avoiding caffeine, heavy, large, spicy meals, medicines like ranitidine and Omeprazole are sometimes used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the effects of drinking alcohol and using zoloft (sertraline)? What would happen when you use this together?

What is the effects of drinking alcohol and using zoloft (sertraline)? What would happen when you use this together?

Not a good plan: Using zoloft (sertraline) and alcohol together accentuates the sedating properties of both. Also, alcohol use disrupts the sleep cycle -- which depression does also. Alcohol can worsen existing depression. ...Read more

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Why can't you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics? What is the main reason?

Why can't you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics? What is the main reason?

Possible reaction: Some common antibiotics, like metronidazol (flagyl), trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazol (bactrim), and tinidazol (tindamax) can cause severe flushing, headache, nausea and vomiting, and elevated heart rate when combined with even a little alcohol. In general, the side effects of other antibiotics are similar to those of drinking, and might therefore be worsened by consuming alcohol. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the risk of drinking alcohol while on medication?

Depends on the medic: With some medications, local is not a problem; with other medications it might be dangerous or even lethal. You can check interaction with alcohol online. If in doubt – drinking less or not drinking at all is always better. ...Read more

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What exactly is the harm in drinking alcohol when taking prescription medications?

The alcohol: May interact with the medication to increase side effects or may impact metabolism of the medication. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of drinking ginseng? Is it a good alternative to caffeine?

What are the side effects of drinking ginseng? Is it a good alternative to caffeine?

Ginseng vs. caffeine: Both are fine in moderation. Too much of either or both together can make you feel hyper and may interfere w/sleep. Pay attention to those symptoms and back off about 10 % of intake if that happens or stop intake around dinner time. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a hangover? Gatorade and ibuprofen? What about a greasy meal?

What is the best cure for a hangover? Gatorade and ibuprofen? What about a greasy meal?

Avoid the next one!!: It's been a long time (med school) since i had to try to figure that one out. It would seem that all of your suggestions would make one even sicker. Why put yourself through that again--2 times in my life were enough for me. The same way 2 cigs were. Suggest finding your own tolerance for etoh, drink under that, 1drink 1hour max before driving (or dd), and learn how much more fun party is sober. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink alcohol whil on antibiotics for uti?

Is it possible for me to drink alcohol whil on antibiotics for uti?

Alcohol and meds: Many antibiotics lose their effectiveness in the setting of alcohol while others can interact with the alcohol and make you sick. It is usually recommended to stop drinking while taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for water intoxication?

What is the treatment for water intoxication?

H2O restriction: Unless there is a abnormality with adh(anti-diuretic hormone) then wate/fluid restriciton is the rx. ...Read more

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How to get rid of premature ejaculation? Is the prescription drug is safe to use while having sex. If yes, then please suggest me any good one of it.

Sexual dysfunction: The mainstay of medical treatment for premature ejaculation has been ssri type antidepressants. Paxil (paroxetine) 10-20mg is most often used. It can be taken about an hour before sex or or on a daily basis. It stays in your system for a few days and can have other side effects as a result. In the usa watch for a new short acting drug (dapoxetine) this year. It will be just for premature ejaculation. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more