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What types of alcohol is least harmful?

What types of alcohol is least harmful?

Not methanol: The only drinking alcohol is ethyl alcohol and this is what is contained in most potable beverages. It is not so much the type of drink you are using as it is the amount of ethanol you are consuming on a regular basis. Alcohol is generally harmful only when used to excess. A bottle of beer usually contains about the same amount of etoh as a shot of whiskey. ...Read more

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Which alcohol is the least harmful for diabetic patients?

Which alcohol is the least harmful for diabetic patients?

Alcohol: You are only "diabetic" if you have type 1 diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes - your doctor should have told you by now - you must work to get rid of your diabetes. A dietitian and physical trainer can work you through this. Alcohol is OK but too much is no good for you or anyone else. ...Read more

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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 it true that everyone has a different form of metabolism which affects the amount and the effectivity of the medications ?

Is it true that everyone has a different form of metabolism which affects the amount and the effectivity of the medications ?

Sort of …..: Every one is unique and that affects the way you absorb medication and the way it is metabolized in your body and the effect is has on your body. That is why a single medication for a single problems does not treat everyone successfully. ...Read more

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What quantity of alcohol usage is seen as being a risk to the liver?

What quantity of alcohol usage is seen as being a risk to the liver?

Depends: Liver damage is rarely seen with 1-2 drinks per day (14/week), and goes up significantly with higher amounts. There are genetic predispositions to alcohol-induced cirrhosis, and people with hepatitis c are far more sensitive to alcohol, and should not drink at all. Alcohol damages far more than the liver, and again people differ in their sensitivities to these damages. Talk to md if concerned. ...Read more

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Is it true that excessive drug use causative of tumors?

Is it true that excessive drug use causative of tumors?

No: malignancies are characterized by mutational changes in the gene structure, that is activating oncogenes. Carcinogens like benzene and viruses like the HPV, hepatitis virus, MMTV virus in breast cancer induce the genetic changes needed to induce malignancy , possibly with the EBV virus. Drug use, unless containing carcinogens do not cause cancer. ...Read more

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Which kinds of drugs is the least dangerous & which ones are the most? **just curious**

Which kinds of drugs is the least dangerous & which ones are the most? **just curious**

Too Broad: This question, to answer, would take up a ten pound textbook. What do you mean by drugs? Medications? Supplements? Illegal substances? Taking any medication without the doctor's input is very dangerous. There is risk to health and risk to legal standing within your community. ...Read more

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Which type of cancer is chemotherapy least effective against?

Which type of cancer is chemotherapy least effective against?

Chemotherapy: This is a difficult question because cancer is not a single disease. In most cases, localized solid tumors are best treated by surgery. Leukemia and lymphoma as well as cancers that have spread tend to be more likely treatable with systemic chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Which type of drug is tobacco eg.(stimulant, ect.)?

Which type of drug is tobacco eg.(stimulant, ect.)?

Nicotine in tobacco: Is a stimulant. It increases heart rate & constricts peripheral blood vessels. Once addicted, smoking/chewing can feel like a relaxant because it relieves withdrawal symptoms, & smoking may involve slow, deep breathing. ...Read more

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Which part of body is damage with cigaret smoking everyday?

Which part of body is damage with cigaret smoking everyday?

Lung: Primarily the lungs, but also the mouth, throat, lips, stomach, heart, kidneys and bladder. Brain is included too. In fact every organ and tissue in the body is exposed to poisons from smoking. ...Read more

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Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Nail pterygium: See dermatologist. Reference: pterygium due to scarring in nail matrix. Characteristic of lichen planus (image) but may occur in stevens-johnson syndrome and from trauma. ...Read more

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Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Nail pterygium: See dermatologist. Reference: pterygium due to scarring in nail matrix. Characteristic of lichen planus (image) but may occur in stevens-johnson syndrome and from trauma. ...Read more

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How does the metabolism of isotretinoin damage the liver to the extent that increases in liver transaminase is a common consequence of its usage?

How does the metabolism of isotretinoin damage the liver to the extent that increases in liver transaminase is a common consequence of its usage?

Direct injury: Isotretinoin may cause direct injury to liver cells in 10-15 % of patient with elevation of liver enzyme the effect may be temporary and may go away but may persist in less than 1% users. ...Read more

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What type of depression is the least severe?

What type of depression is the least severe?

Depression: I have always simply explained to my patients that there were three kinds of depression, and I compared them to upper respiratory illnesses. If you have a low-level depression, it is like a cold. If you have dysthymia, it is like flu. If you have major depression, it is like pneumonia. In all cases to be diagnosed, one has to have symptoms for extended periods of time- not just a day or a week. ...Read more

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Which type of profession is most suitable for people with high degrees of myopia?

Which type of profession is most suitable for people with high degrees of myopia?

Any profession: While persons with high amounts of myopia can have a higher rate of retinal tears or detachments, proper glasses or contacts or lasik should yield 20/20 or better vision. If you are concerned about vision loss, annual dilated eye exams can be reassuring, and a profession that is less likely to require high amounts of visual detail may mitigate this concern as well. ...Read more

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Can EPO abuse stop the kidneys from producing their own EPO once drug use is ended i've read plenty of research about erythropoietin abuse by athletes, and there is consensus that one of the big risks is polycythemia and the possibility of strokes, hypert

Can EPO abuse stop the kidneys from producing their own EPO once drug use is ended i've read plenty of research about erythropoietin abuse by athletes, and there is consensus that one of the big risks is polycythemia and the possibility of strokes, hypert

Yes, : Yes, once exogenously administered erythropoietin is stopped, assuming that the patient's kidneys are normal (where erythropoietin is primarily made), they should resume making erythropoietin on their own. Erythropoietin also known as epo, is a hormone that controls erythropoiesis, or red blood cell production. ...Read more

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