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Doctor insights on: Will The Antioxidants In Red Wine Help Offset The Liver Damage From The Alcohol

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Will the antioxidants in red wine help offset the liver damage from the alcohol?

Will the antioxidants in red wine help offset the liver damage from the alcohol?

Not in any...: ...Significant way. If you get the same damage from 10 glasses of wine as from 9 shots of vodka, i don't call that a major protective effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can caffeine damage the liver in the same way alcohol does?

Can caffeine damage the liver in the same way alcohol does?

No: Caffeine is the world's most popular drug, and despite enormous efforts to find health risks beyond what's generally known (nervousness, mild withdrawal) it seems amazingly safe. I would ignore anything you hear from a cult about 'the horrible dangers of coffee.'. ...Read more

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Would a damaged liver worsen the effects of alcohol?

Would a damaged liver worsen the effects of alcohol?

Absolutely: Alcohol is a toxin. If your liver is already injured, using alcohol can make this worse. However, a damaged liver should worsen the effects of alcohol elsewhere in the body (such as getting drunk more easily). ...Read more

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How can red wine 'contribute' to the health of the heart?

How can  red wine 'contribute' to the health of the heart?

Wine: There are flavenoids and resveratrol in red wine which have some beneficial effects on lipids and other biochemical processes. ...Read more

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Will midodrine reduce the amount of blood in the brain and cause problems?

Will midodrine reduce the amount of blood in the brain and cause problems?

No: Midorine is a medication used to treat symptomatic low blood pressure which may be causing faintness. If any thing it will restore the appropriate amount of blood to brain and all other organs. ...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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Can alcohol that has cleansing usage neutralize the small LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, etc contained in the urine i.E. Accidentally peed on the skin?

Can alcohol that has cleansing usage neutralize the small LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, etc contained in the urine i.E. Accidentally peed on the skin?

Can you clarify?: Maybe there is a misunderstanding. If your venipuncture site was contaminated with urine, it will not affect your labs. Urine does not ordinarily contain a significant amount of small ldl, cholesterol or triglycerides. If you think you have damaged yourself by getting urine on your skin, you should not be concerned. You may want to talk with a professional about these ; your listed concerns. ...Read more

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I'm taking milk thistle in belief that it helps the liver. I've no prior condition but what can I use to supplement the health of the liver?

I'm taking milk thistle in belief that it helps the liver. I've no prior condition but what can I use to supplement the health of the liver?

Many things: At least as important as what you take is what you avoid- minimize exposure to alcohol, drugs (both pharmaceutical and recreational) and environmental toxins. Eat organic food as much as possible ; avoid gmo's. A good multivitamin will help. Many herbs support liver health- see http://bit.Ly/hnwpbr acupuncture ; homeopathy can help. Consider a liver flush- see http://bit.Ly/hnwpbr. ...Read more

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What helps in clearing the liver and blood of alcohol?

What helps in clearing the liver and blood of alcohol?

Don't binge!: A healthy liver will clear alcohol quicker than you may think. Your brain, that's another story. So, do not binge, drink in excess, or think your liver will last forever... ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol decrease the effectiveness of clarithromycin? And would it be bad for your liver?

Will drinking alcohol decrease the effectiveness of clarithromycin? And would it be bad for your liver?

No: Ethanol will not decrease efficacy of clarithromycin, but is not wise to drink when you have infection because it interferes with immune function, particularly leukocyte function. You do not say how much alcohol you are drinking, but excessive amounts can damage the liver. ...Read more

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Does application of certain juices which contain high amount of vitamin a helps the skin texture to return back to normal?

Does application of certain juices which contain high amount of vitamin a helps the skin texture to return back to normal?

No, it depends on ag: Skin texture is a reflection of elastin and collagen which decrease as we age. Vitamin deficiency can cause changes in the superficial layers but increasing the amount in non deficiency states has no effect ...Read more

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What duration of full body Anesthesia will cause damage to the brain? Will that decrease your IQ? Is the brain unrecoverable from the damage?

What duration of full body Anesthesia will cause damage to the brain? Will that decrease your IQ? Is the brain unrecoverable from the damage?

Odd question: Where did you get the idea that anesthesia causes brain damage? Anesthesia is a controlled sequence of dropping sensation but while preserving/supporting body functions like breathing, oxygen exchange, fluid balance. These do not damage if done properly. If your question is really about coma, the involuntary loss of consciousness,outcome is determined by the cause of the coma. ...Read more

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Which beverage will have the greatest effect on demineralization of your teeth?

Which beverage will have the greatest effect on demineralization of your teeth?

Acids: Soda, even diet soda are prime offenders as preciously mentioned. But don't forget energy drinks, like gatorade , bottled teas, juice drinks are highly acidic and very destructive to teeth. It is not only the amount of sugar but the nature of the acid in the drink that effects teeth. Drink more water. ...Read more

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Can the amount of caffeine you drink affect acne?

Can the amount of caffeine you drink affect acne?

Probably not: The link between caffeine and acne, if there is any, isn't obvious. It's the world's most popular drug, and perhaps the safest, and you'd do best to ignore anti-coffee militants. The key is that all acne can be managed nowadays, either with topical benzoyl peroxide or simple prescription meds. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi! can the brain recover from drug and alcohol use, or is the damage permament?

Hi! can the brain recover from drug and alcohol use, or is the damage permament?

Brain Function: Some studies have shown that years of abstaining from Alcohol and Drugs can allow brain regions to return to their original volume and can repair neural connections across different regions. Much of this restoration occurs in the system most adversely affected by chronic drug/etoh useā€”the frontocerebellar circuitry, which regulates decision making, reasoning and problem solving.It is NEVER TOO Late to stop. BEST WISHES. ...Read more

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Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more