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Doctor insights on: Which Is The Least Harmful Form Of Alcohol To Drink

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What is the least harmful form of alcohol to drink?

What is the least harmful form of alcohol to drink?

Why do you ask?: The danger comes from the amount of ethanol you take in. If sounds to me as if someone is putting pressure on you to drink and that you don't want to. Good for you. Of the alcoholic beverages, beer and wine are less associated with people actually drinking to get drunk, which hopefully isn't something you'll want to do often. I used to ask for a 'virgin mary' -- looks like alcohol but isn't.

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Are certain types of alcohol more harmful to drink?

Are certain types of alcohol more harmful to drink?

Distilled: Gin, whiskey, etc are not harmful on occasional use. The most beneficial is wine.

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Is drinking about 3 cocktails a night harmful for your health? Each cocktail has about 1 shot of 40 proof alcohol?

Is drinking about 3 cocktails a night harmful for your health? Each cocktail has about 1 shot of 40 proof alcohol?

Yes: Moderate consumption is considered 1 drink daily for women and 2 for men. Drinking only once a week but consuming all 7/14 in one day does not count and would be considered binge drinking. Women are more susceptible to alcohol in its short term and long term effects and there are genetic non-gender differences also. Aging and addition of RX meds like cholesterol meds puts more stress on the liver.

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Is it harmful to drink alcohol while taking low dose nsaid? If so how harmful?

Is it harmful to drink alcohol while taking low dose nsaid? If so how harmful?

Depends: Both alcohol and nsaids are irritants of the lining of the stomach, so they are dangerous to take together, especially if you are sensitive to them - can cause gastritis and bleeding from the lining of your stomach. If you can avoid alcohol while on nsaids, that is best. Treatment for gastritis would include Omeprazole (otc) 20 mg twice daily for 1-2 weeks.

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Is smoking pot once a week less harmful than drinking alcohol?

Is smoking pot once a week less harmful than drinking alcohol?

Not able to compare: Is it better to eat rat poison or insecticide? Cannabis & alcohol can adversely effect health. Both can also have limited positive effects on health. Really can't make that comparison. One person could develop psychosis off of cannabis while another simply feels good from it's effects. Alcohol is also a relative issue.

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How harmful for your health is drinking alcohol when trying to lose weight or bulk up?

RIGHT: When you say "how bad" you know the answer. Alcohol doesn't take weight off or put muscle on. It really isn't meant to be used for either.

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I m a professional bicycle racer. I have a habit to drink alcohol, once or two time a week. Is it harmful?

I m a professional bicycle racer. I have a habit to drink alcohol, once or two time a week. Is it harmful?

Only if you lose...: How much? I'm not aware of an studies suggesting harm from occasional alcohol consumption in athletes, assuming you don't get drunk before your race. Check out answer to your question at https://answers. Yahoo. Com/question/index? Qid=20150420050503AAAOpzI. Also http://www. Active. Com/cycling/articles/the-truth-about-alcohol-and-cycling & http://semiprocycling. Com/alcohol-and-cycling-performance.

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I am suddenly getting so many adverse reactions when I drink alcohol and struggle to sleep. Why could that be?

I am suddenly getting so many adverse reactions when I drink alcohol and struggle to sleep. Why could that be?

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help.

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Can I (not should I) smoke weed/drink alcohol in moderation while taking lamotrigine? Any adverse reactions? Just want to know if I can, not should I.

Can I (not should I) smoke weed/drink alcohol in moderation while taking lamotrigine? Any adverse reactions? Just want to know if I can, not should I.

Depends on what you: Mean by "moderation." Also depends on whether your doctor is aware of your use of alcohol and marijuana. You are likely being treated for bipolar disorder, and there are many with this condition who can be worsened by either/both of these drugs. In small doses (1-2 standard drinks/d) it is not likely to have major effects, but can have drug-interactions and cause problems in higher doses.

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Can you drink alcohol after you have taken viagra (sildenafil) and are done with intercourse without an adverse reaction between the viagra (sildenafil) and alcohol?

No permission needed: There is no need to get a doctor's permission to drink. People taking viagra (sildenafil) or the other drugs find that they do not work as well if you have ingested alcohol before you need them.

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Would smoking cannabis or drinking alcohol with a brain tumor cause it to have potentially harmful or adverse effects on the person;make tumor worse?

Would smoking cannabis or drinking alcohol with a brain tumor cause it to have potentially harmful or adverse effects on the person;make tumor worse?

Probably not.: Those substances have little in common other than being considered 'bad' by some people. Medical cannabis is thought to be very helpful for cancer patients in many ways. I've not heard of alcohol's benefits, if any, but no problems either. Relax. Consider asking the oncologist involved for an opinion. Best!

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At least once a week really bad belly cramps and loose yellow stool, I drink a lot of beer so not sure if it's related to the alcohol or food scared?

At least once a week really bad belly cramps and loose yellow stool, I drink a lot of beer so not sure if it's related to the alcohol or food scared?

See answer: Alcohol can cause your symptoms so it may be a wakeup call. Without knowing more of your history, it is hard to tell if you may have bile acid diarrhea or irritable bowel among other causes. See a GI doctor to evaluate this further especially if it doesn't get better after cutting back/stopping alcohol.

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Had mitral valve repair surgery 6months ago. If I drink alcohol will it have harmful effects on heart since I had surgery to fix leaking heart valve?

Had mitral valve repair surgery 6months ago. If I drink alcohol will it have harmful effects on heart since I had surgery to fix leaking heart valve?

Heart valve surgery: It is important to follow your surgeon and other doctors advice concerning diet and alcohol consumption. If you have forgotten the advice then call your doctors office and ask for clarification of the advice.

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If you take 20mg citalopram and didn no you were pregnant and had a night out drinking alcohol would it be harmful?

Pregnancy: While alcohol has been associated with certain birth defects and syndromes, there is not a correlation with a certain number of drinks and these effects. Citalopram is not known whether it really has an effect or not. At this point all you can do is don't drink anymore and see your ob/gyn. And congrats! :).

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol.

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Why can men drink more alcohol than women?

Why can men drink more alcohol than women?

Alcohol: There is not much difference between how much they can drink. But if you mean why does it affect them differently? The question is mostly related to body size. Bigger can drink more without getting blood alcohol as high.