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.

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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 ...
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Do higher amounts of alcohol (beer) help gastritis?

I was at a party and despite my gastritis symptoms I decided to have a couple of drinks. I drank 1.2l (5.US customary cups). At first (after one or two cups) I felt pain and bloating, but after ...
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How Consistently Does Alcohol Affect Reaction Times?

I've always been told that alcohol will reduce reaction times. There are lots of sources for this online. For example: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101019162149.htm http://www....
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Does choice of drink affect severity of hangovers?

I'm sure there are big effects from obvious things like amount of alcohol consumed, individual susceptibility, hydration, and so on. But holding all that constant, I've also seen some unsupported ...
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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?
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What is the healthiest way to drink alcohol excessively and chronically?

If someone who is otherwise healthy decided to drink fairly heavily and consistently over a long period of time, what is the healthiest way to do so? Example: Stay extra hydrated by drinking more ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Any risk to the fetus if alcohol consumption in only 1~2 month's pregnancy

I didn't know I have been pregnant for one month (to be exact, the last time I had sex with my husband was about 40 days ago). Just a few days ago, I found my menstruation stoped and after medical ...
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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 ...
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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 ....
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is drinking alcohol a form of energy intake?

Of course, alcohol has calories, 7 per gram. But there are many substances which have internal energy but are not digestible by humans. For example, if I burn beeswax, I'll release lots of energy, but ...
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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 ...
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How much hard liquor is safe for very small children?

I live in a location where hard liquor (48%-52% alcohol by volume) is frequently given to small children as young as two years old. This is usually not in large quantities, although a recent story in ...
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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 ...
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How much alcohol intake is required to trigger withdrawal?

Daily heavy alcohol users frequently experience a withdrawal syndrome if they suddenly stop drinking. I’m pretty confident that 2 standard drinks per day is rarely enough to trigger withdrawal, and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Alcohol consumption during pregnancy

In what ways does consuming alcohol affect a mother and her child during pregnancy? Can it cause serious effects on the baby that is yet to be born? Can it cause any consequences to the mother and ...
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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 ...

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