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Where Is The Main Site Of Alcohol Metabolism
Dangerous: Do not use both! could be very dangerous. This shows up on board questions for docs. Avoid! ...Read more
Only in excess: Many studies have shown that a woman who drinks one alcoholic beverage a day or a man who has 2 drinks will live longer than those who drink more or less alcohol. Higher intakes can effect metabolism including calcium especially if there is a poor nutritional intake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Companies market light alcohol drinks as a healthier alternative. Is this true and do low alcohol calorie drinks slow down your metabolism.?
It depends: Alcohol has about 8 kcal of energy compared to sugar with about 4kcal of energy. So it could be that a drink with lower alcohol could be considered safer because it had less alcohol and hence prevented unnecessary weight gain or other complications. Alcohol is a sedative so it can be argued it helps slow down metabolism. This is marketing! lite beer has likely killed a lot of people. ...Read more
Since cirrhosis slows down the metabolism of alcohol, if alcohol was consumed would the breathalyzer reading be higher Than a "normal" person?
See below : I am not really sure what you mean by alcohol reducing metabolism. It clearly reduces intestinal motion and function in certain parts of the brain. Its overall effect on metabolic rate is not much. Marijuana also reduces function in certain areas of the brain but has little impact on metabolic rate. ...Read more
Can a thyroid imbalance effect the rate of matabolism of alcohol? If a thyroid imbalance may cause you matabolism to increase, would the same thyroid imbalance also produce more ethonal from less alcohol consumption?
Prevent infection: Bacteria live on the skin surface. Alcohol kills them so the needle doesn't pick up living bacteria & deliver them under the skin where they can cause an infection (cellulitis). This is the same reason for an alcohol wipe when blood is drawn from an arm vein. Fingersticks do not generally need alcohol wipes, just a soap & water handwash. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soap and water: Wash the injection area with mild soap and water, then wipe dry before injecting. ...Read more
Hospitals swab injection site with alcohol before giving insulin, so why do I not have to do it at home?
I received a cortisone shot alcohol based ...third one a week ago. Injection site itches...didn't the last two times. How long will it itch?
Is there a specific binding site just for alcohol on the GABA receptor just like there's a specific benzodiazepine binding site?
Complicated!: Specific gabaa receptor subtypes are sensitive at lower doses (social drinking) while other subtypes respond to ethanol at doses attained by severe intoxication. Furthermore, it increases gabaergic neurotransmission through indirect effects, including the elevation of endogenous gabaergic neuroactive steroids, presynaptic release of gaba, and dephosphorylation of gabaa receptors. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it okay to consume alcohol after 6 hours of taking bsn nitrix (its a workout supplement main ingredients are L-Arginine and alpha keto-glutarate )?
I was diagnosed w/multiple disorders;bpd, depression n bi-polar plus a drunk.Could alcohol been the main issue n mimicking those symptoms?
Great Masquerader: Alcoholism can masquerade for and worsen all the conditions you mention. Except, borderline personality disorder is a more longstanding, pervasive behavior pattern that usually predates the alcoholism. There's a lot of suffering in it, and when someone's in abandonment depression or rage, it can be confused with bipolar. Meds alone don't help nearly as much as ongoing psychotherapy does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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