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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. ...Read more

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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 as well. Aging and addition of RX meds like cholesterol meds puts more stress on the liver. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 its effects. Alcohol is also a relative issue. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 study 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! :). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What alcohol can I drink to make me happier?

Alcohol doesn't make: People happier. It may emotionally numb you. It may cause you to be disinhibited. But — it does cause one to feel happy. In fact, alcohol is a depressant. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it unsafe to drink small amounts of alcohol?

Is it unsafe to drink small amounts of alcohol?

Drinking alcohol.: Small amounts of alcohol are safe, and in fact may be beneficial from a health perspective. Generally speaking, two or three glasses of wine weekly, for example, may be beneficial for the heart. Two or three glasses daily, though, can lead to liver problems. ...Read more

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Alcohol problem, I have been drinking since am?

Alcohol problem, I have been drinking since am?

Seek help from doc: If you are interested in quitting, you should talk to a physician. There are many options such as 12 steps. In the long run, it is healthier for your liver. Good luck. ...Read more

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When was the drinking age lowered to 18 for alcohol?

When was the drinking age lowered to 18 for alcohol?

What country?: Please specify in which country you are referring. In the usa, the minimum legal drinking age is 21 year old, which is usually high compared to most nations of the world which is 18 years old. ...Read more

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What amount of alcohol is condered moderately drinking?

What amount of alcohol is condered moderately drinking?

Relative question: That is a relative question. General rules here don't apply. Someone may become intoxicated with one drink and someone else may need 5. So the only answer is a relative one. Relative only to the individuals make up and ability to metabolize alcohol. ...Read more

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How long will 1 8oz 5% alcohol drink stay in my system?

Alcohol: It all depends on your liver's health. But, eight ounces is a large drink or a large amount to drink in one setting. You will test positive by urine for at least one week. Blood tests will be longer and hair tests will be permanent. ...Read more

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What can happen to your body if you drink rubbing alcohol?

What can happen to your body if you drink rubbing alcohol?

Toxic: Rubbing alcohol is used to disinfect, to bring down fever and to soothe skin and it is made of 70 percent isopropyl alcohol (ipa) in water. The ingredient used isopropyl is very toxic and has a high effect on the central nervous system. It causes alcohol poisoning which leads to vomiting, confusion and slow breath. In large quantities it can cause death. ...Read more

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Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

Sorta kinda: In low doses (1 standard drink=6 oz. 10% wine, 1 1/2 oz 40% distilled sprits=12 oz 6% beer) — 2 drinks/day for men, 1 drink/day for women and older men, and no more than 4 drinks on one occasion, alcohol may have a beneficial effect on raising the "good" cholesterol hdl. Red wines, with resveratrol, may have a slight edge, but so does red grape juice. Above that amount, it does more harm than good. ...Read more

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What kinds of alcohol should galactosemic people not drink?

What kinds of alcohol should galactosemic people not drink?

Milky mixed drinks: There are 3 kinds of galactosemia, gal-1-put deficiency is most common and is considered "classic". This can cause liver damage (and worse) if you eat foods with lactose or galactose. Ethanol itself is not a problem. Milk would be far worse. So avoid any alcoholic drinks mixed with milk ingredients (eg, white russians). If you have any liver problems, then don't drink alcohol at all. ...Read more

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I have an alcohol problem, I have been drinking all morning?

So,U have : Acknowledged it's a problem. That's hugely important. Consult with an addiction specialist and work toward a solution. The Europeans are abut ahead of the US in treating Alcoholism with a combination oh CBT and meds not approved yet in the US. ...Read more