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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. ...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 also. 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 it's 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 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. ...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