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Doctor insights on: Why Alcohol Is Bad For Hypoglycemia

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Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Chronic Heavy Drinking: can lead to: Anemia, Cancer, Heart disease, poor circulation, liver disease, neuropathy, Dementia, Depression, Seizures, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Hig Blood Sugar, Impaired Immune system, pancreatitis, gastritis, among others. Need I say more? ...Read more

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Is it bad for a diabetic to drink alcohol?

Is it bad for a diabetic to drink alcohol?

How much?: More than one drink a day is bad for every one. Please note that one drink is just 14 gm of alcohol. ...Read more

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Why is consuming too many lipids bad for you?

Why is consuming too many lipids bad for you?

Yes: Too much lipid/fat consumption can lead to obesity due to high calorie content of fat. It can also lead to high blood lipid, heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Is alcohol and hypoglycemia bad?

Is alcohol and hypoglycemia bad?

Alcohol can cause: Hypoglycemia if you drink and don't eat for a prolonged period of time. Otherwise, no one, except those on diabetes meds, has hypoglycemia -- unless you have end stage cancer, liver or kidney disease, etc. If you drink too much chronically you can poison your liver's ability to make glucose. If overweight, you may think your body's return to normal glucose is hypoglycemia, but it's not. ...Read more

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For what reasons drinking alcohol is not good for diet?

Lots of empty: Sugar calories. If you were dieting would you eat lots of twinkies, ho ho's, ice cream & cake? It wouldn't be a very succesfull diet if you did. The same goes for alcohol. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol good or bad for my heart?

That depends on: What your body needs. Do you need to lower your risk of heart disease or lower your risk of alcoholism? Every human being is truly a study of one! in general, alcohol is a poison. Use it wisely. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to mix antidepressants and alcohol?

Why is it bad to mix antidepressants and alcohol?

It's best to avoid combining antidepressants and alcohol: It may worsen your symptoms, and in some cases it can be dangerous. If you mix antidepressants and alcohol: You may feel more depressed or anxious. , Side effects may be worse if you also take another medication. , You may be at risk of a dangerous reaction if you take MAOIs. , Your thinking and alertness may be impaired. , You may become sedated or feel drowsy. . Don't stop taking an antidepressant or other medication just so that you can drink. Most antidepressants require taking a consistent, daily dose to maintain a constant level in your system and work as intended. Stopping and starting your medications can make your depression worse. While it's generally best not to drink at all if you're depressed, ask your doctor. If you have depression: You may be at risk of alcohol abuse. , You may have trouble sleeping. . If you're concerned about your alcohol use, you may benefit from substance abuse counseling and treatment programs that can help you overcome your misuse of alcohol. Joining a support group or a 12-step program such as Alcoholics Anonymous may help. If you're at low risk of addiction to alcohol, it may be OK to have an occasional drink, depending on your particular situation. Tell your doctor about any other health conditions you might have and any other medications you take, such as herbal or other supplements. ...Read more

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Why is caffeine bad for children?

Why is caffeine bad for children?

Many reasons: Caffeine is a stimulant. If a child needs a stimulant, they probably have other underlying health issues. It is also a diuretic, which causes them to urinate more. Most children don't drink enough fluid as is. They don't need more fluid loss and potential electrolyte disturbances. Caffeine is addictive. Children need more sleep, not more addictions. Kiddos should avoid caffeine. ...Read more

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Why is caffeine bad for the elderly?

Why is caffeine bad for the elderly?

Incr HR & diuresis: Caffeine isn't necessarily bad for all elderly although it may increase heart rate and act as a diuretic, both of which may not be ideal in any given individual. ...Read more

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Are alcohol and coffee really so bad for panic disorder? Isn't alcohol something that would decrease panic?

Are alcohol and coffee really so bad for panic disorder? Isn't alcohol something that would decrease panic?

Not so good: Caffeine alongside b vitamins (in energy drinks) have stimulating effects and can worsen anxiety and panic disorder. Part of treatment involves lowering caffeine intake. Alcohol can temporarily lower anxiety only briefly, but once out of your system, anxiety worsens and panic attacks can be worse. On average, alcohol worsens panic disorder. Moreover, excessive alcohol can lead to addiction. ...Read more

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Why is acidity bad for heart patients?

Why is acidity bad for heart patients?

Acidity and Heart: Because increase acid can sometimes imitate the symptoms of a heart attack. ...Read more

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Why is drinking a wodka-redbull so dangerous? What can it cause?

Wide awake drunk: Consuming alcohol mixed w/energy drinks can lead to state of being "wide awake drunk". That's because being wide awake from caffeine allows you to drink more alcohol than you would if you fell asleep drunk. Check out http://goo.Gl/5ul4 & http://goo.Gl/jsbmt9 as well as my 2/11 post http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/2011/02/energy-drinks-chug-sip-or-avoid.Html. ...Read more

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Why is caffeine not recommended for people with IBS? Why does it cause pain? I drink about 120mg/day.

Why is caffeine not recommended for people with IBS? Why does it cause pain? I drink about 120mg/day.

Trigger: Caffeine is a stimulant that also stimulates your bowel. Caffeine is considered a trigger that you should avoid to avoid symptoms of IBS. That being said, you may not want to give up caffeine in your life, but beware of the potential to cause flares due to caffeine a stimulant properties. http://tinyurl.com/zwjed9s ...Read more

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Why is alcohol bad for people who are cold?

Why is alcohol bad for people who are cold?

Vasodilatation: Alcohol causes dilatation of the vessels of the skin and while it may cause a sensation of warmth, it enhances heat loss and will predispose to hypothermia. ...Read more

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Is there a scientific reason for me having a high tolerance to many drugs, and alcohol?

Is there a scientific reason for me having a high tolerance to many drugs, and alcohol?

YEP Genetics: It is well proven genetically that some people have a higher tolerance to drugs and their effects than others do. Thios is why the practice of medicine is as much art as it is science. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use chlorpromazine and drink alcohol?

Yes.: For a number of reasons: alcohol can produce the symptoms for which you are taking the chlorpromazin and the 2 can lower your blood pressure dangerously. ...Read more

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Why does consumption of stimulants stop my tremors? Same with alcohol, why does it stop tremors? Is this abnormal?

Why does consumption of stimulants stop my tremors? Same with alcohol, why does it stop tremors? Is this abnormal?

Familial Tremor?: An essential or familial tremor occurs when you are trying to do something. It tends to improve with relaxation and alcohol use. I am not sure why stimulants would improve it, but the association with alcohol is well documented/reported. Typically, most tremors are worsened with stimulant use. There are better treatment options than alcohol, of course, such as beta blockers--which can help. ...Read more

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Why is rubbing alcohol good for pain?

Topical, right?: I am assuming you mean topically during massage. Rubbing alocohol can do a couple of things to help get a massage deeper into muscles or relax them. First, the temper change and sensation on nerve endings in your skin can help muscles relax. Second, the alcohol acts as a varying lubricant on your skin that changes through out the massage that allows different pressure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why is cholesterol bad for you?

Why is cholesterol bad for you?

Avoid too much.: Cholesterol is not 'bad', all our cells contain and require cholesterol to keep membranes healthy in our bodies. It's over-consumption of cholesterol which gets us into trouble. The extra cholesterol lodges in arteries, eventually causing narrowing which can lead to blood clots (heart attacks, strokes). ...Read more

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