Patient discussion about level

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Q. Are there are different kind of levels of alcoholism?

AIf you are talking about the type of alcoholic drink,YES,they have different levels of alcohol in them,read the bottle,it will give you percent#--the more alcohol in a drink, the faster you will get drunk,and the worst your hangover will be-----mrfoot56

Q. Can you help me to know what the safe level of drinking is?

I am a crane operator who gets more tired when returning home. So I consume some amount of liquor daily by having my restriction to not go beyond a limit. But I fail without my knowledge. Can you help me to know what the safe level of drinking is?
A1just dont drink before you operate the machine.
A2I can’t ask you to stop consuming liquor. A hard worker may need some liquor to relax them and a study shows that adults can drink moderate amounts of alcohol -- up to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women and older people -- and avoid alcohol-related problems. (One drink equals one 12-ounce bottle of beer or wine cooler, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.) However, certain people should not drink at all. They include women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant; people who plan to drive or engage in other activities requiring alertness and skill; people taking certain medications, including certain over-the-counter medicines; people with medical conditions that can be worsened by drinking; recovering alcoholics; and people under the age of 21.

Q. What's the average blood-alcohol level.

What's the average blood-alcohol level of the drivers pulled over in Minnesota?
A1here is a web page with Minnesota drunk driving statistics about alcohol related fatalities. not what you asked for exactly, but it might give you a clue:
http://www.alcoholalert.com/drunk-driving-statistics-minnesota.html
A20.16.

Q. what is the right sugar level?

AThe right sugar level depends on when the test is being taken. After an 8 hour fast blood glucose levels should be bellow 110 mg/dL. A range between 110-125 is considered "impaired fasting glucose" and raises chances of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. Diabetes is defined when blood glucose levels are 126 and higher after fasting. In a random testing, glucose levels higher than 200 define diabetes (if repeated in two different measurements).

Q. are there different levels of autism?

can someone have like 'light autism" or something? communicate but not so much?
A1thank you dagmar,
I actually used to volunteer in a school of kids who suffer from pdd.I never new autism was a part of this spectrum...interesting.
A2Autism is part of a spectrum of disorders called "pervasive developmental disorders" (PDD), denoting a spectrum of disorders characterized by widespread dysfunction of higher cognitive function, e.g. social, language and intellectual. Autism is at the severe end of this spectrum. Asperger syndrome, characterized by lack of social and emotional skills (somewhat like exaggerated male behavior :-) ) is a mild form of PDD.

You may read more here:
www.riversideonline.com/health_reference/Healthy-Baby/AN01087.cfm

Q. high ESR levels?

i had ESR test done after complaining of weakness, repeated upper respiratory infection, fever and weight loss. my ESR rate is extremely high 120 a week ago and today 114. chest x-ray negative, stomach Ultra Sound negative, other test relatively ok.... Any suggestions?

Q. How can I increase my HDL cholesterol levels?

My Doctor told me that my cholesterol levels are not good and that I should lower my LDL and higher my HDL. I understand how to lower the cholesterol, but how can I increase the HDL?
A1a good way is to eat boiled fish, and instead of regular oil, add olive oil to your salad.
A2Actually they are inter related and interdependent. One can hardly raise HDL independently.

The best benefit that I got from reduceing food intake that helps you acquire fat.

1) Decided to fast on meats. Since Jan have been on veg diet.
2) Restricted Tea with milk to 3 cups a day max.
3) Substitued green salad to 10% of my food intake.
4) Reduced by quantity of food for each meal (3times a day) by 20%
5) Began having snacks at mid morning (11 am) and early evening 4pm).
6) Never miss breakfast, while making it the biggest meal of the day.
7) Fill 3 one liter bottle of water for consumption before I leave home to work, before I leave work, before I got to bed.
8) Began scaling up my physical activity a) began by praying while walking for 15 mins (2kms) to 80 mins(8kms) in 6 months time. Just began on "Yoga" for the last 2 days.

Rest in next if you are interested.
A3: In order to increase your HDL levels you should exercise and loose weight. Also change your diet to a healthy diet. Cranberry juice has been shown to increase HDL levels. Fish and other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids can also increase HDL levels. In postmenopausal women (but not, apparently, in men or pre-menopausal women) calcium supplementation can increase HDL levels.
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