Questions tagged [alcohol]

Questions pertaining to a volatile flammable liquid that is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks, and is also used as an industrial solvent and as fuel.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
1answer
143 views

Law and Ethics - Refusing to treat intoxicated patients

I am a third year nursing student, currently writing an assignment on Law and Ethics, particularly refusing to treat intoxicated patients. I am looking for case studies relating to health ...
1
vote
1answer
698 views

What are the health effects of drinking 1 beer a day?

What are the health effects of drinking 1 beer a day? How bad would this be for my body and would areas of my health and life would this affect? Long term as well as short term.
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Does the rate of ethanol absorption into blood stream slow down as you drink more?

My coworker and I were having a discussion over the rate of alcohol absorption. He argued that after you reach x number of drinks, your body stops passing as much ethanol into the bloodstream because ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

How do I know if cider is hard or not?

There's some apple cider in the fridge and (given as I don't usually drink apple cider) I don't know if its turned "hard" or not. There are no visible bubbles, but it is kinda fizzy. I am not sure ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Spirit's tincture from medial spirit (which includes Chlorhexidine)

After a sunny summer I am going to make tincture from fresh fruits with spirit. Rectified spirit is expensive(because of taxes) so I was thinking about buying medical spirit. Medical spirit contains ...
8
votes
1answer
154 views

how does alcohol damage the brain?

I am constantly reading about how alcohol affects mostly the liver and secondly other organs and body functions as well as causing vitamin deficiencies, but I did not find much information about the ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

Why alcoholic beverages packaging do not contain information about nutritional values and calories? [closed]

Majority of the food sold in the UK contain nutritional values, how much of a daily intake, how many calories, all that stuff. Alcohol, on the other hand, doesn't contain such information. Given that ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Pancreatitis and consumption of alcohol

If a person had an attack of pancreatitis in the past but is now in good health, is it advisable for him to consume alcoholic beverages? If yes, is there a limit to the amount that is safe?
3
votes
1answer
76 views

I'm 21. Is having a beer 3-4 times a week detrimental to my long-term health?

It is my understanding that there are many studies in which it is shown that alcohol consumption has a negative/(damaging?) impact on developing brains (youths). As a 21-year-old, 1) Is my brain ...
3
votes
1answer
74 views

Does drinking water mitigate the health risks from daily alcohol consumption? [duplicate]

Is there any evidence that suggests that the health problems related with the chronic daily over consumption of alcoholic beverages can be mitigated by drinking more water?
8
votes
3answers
188 views

Preemptive treatment for alcohol

It's commonly accepted that most treatments for enteral poisons aren't very useful for alcohol, because it is absorbed so rapidly. For example, by the time a hospital could administer activated ...
9
votes
1answer
881 views

How is alcohol eliminated from breast milk?

Searching for whether it is safe to breastfeed after alcohol consumption, I found lots of pages telling me that alcohol concentration in breast milk spikes after consumption, but then decreases again ...
3
votes
0answers
23 views

Term for non-exposure-related tolerance?

"Tolerance" to a drug is typically interpreted to mean the state of requiring more of that drug to cause the same effects as compared to another individual, regardless of cause. However, the medical ...
4
votes
0answers
74 views

How much red wine is too much?

I usually drink about half a glass of red wine every day at dinner. Over a period of 4 or 5 days, I'll usually consume a 750 mL bottle of red wine. Is about 150 mL of red wine every day a good ...
5
votes
1answer
5k views

What safety precautions should I take after spilling isopropyl alcohol?

My 16 year old son accidentally spilled about 200 ml of isopropyl alcohol over a large area on my carpet. The problem is it covers a large area and it smell very bad there. The room is about 100 sqft ....
3
votes
1answer
9k views

Health effects of alcohol when out of date

I know these days everything has to have an expiry date, but some things can be consumed for a long time after the date printed. What, if any, would be the negative health effects of consuming out of ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

If I drink a lot of alcohol, will my urine be flammable?

Well, maybe not pure alcohol, but let's say someone who had a heavy night of drinking and didn't drink water but only flammable beverages... Is there any chance his or her urine could be flammable?
14
votes
1answer
811 views

Are all kinds of liquor and alcohol equally bad for liver?

Do all kinds of alcohol increase the risk of liver disease in a similar way? Or is an alcoholic beverage that is higher in alcohol by volume (e.g. scotch - ~60% and up) more harmful than those lower ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

What are the hazards from smoking or drinking and then donating blood?

Why the donors are always advised not to smoke tobacco or drink alcohol for a particular amount of time before blood donation? What adverse effects can the receiver be subjected to if the blood of a ...
3
votes
0answers
139 views

Does consumption of alcohol cause hair loss? [closed]

I am wondering if alcohol consumption causes hair loss/baldness? Although I'm not bald, I'm only curious to know that if at a later stage of life, would I get bald for alcohol consumtion? I read ...
8
votes
1answer
320 views

Is it okay to make a child drink alcohol when they have a cold?

I've seen a few people make their child drink alcohol when they have a cold. They believe that it can reduce the cold and cough. Is that true? If so, what is the right amount of alcohol the child can ...
33
votes
1answer
1k views

What effects does alcohol have on underage children?

In most countries, there is a legal drinking age: 21 in the U.S., 18 in most European countries. I've always been told that legal drinking age is in place because alcohol has harmful effects on ...
12
votes
2answers
434 views

Is moderate alcohol consumption beneficial for maximizing life expectancy?

I have heard that moderate alcohol consumption may prevent cardiovascular disease, but I have also heard that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer (particularly breast ...

1
2