Patient discussion about safe

!!! The questions and answers on this page are written by patients and are not reviewed by health professionals.

Q. What is the safe amount of alcohol?

I like alcohol, but I don’t want to end up an alcoholic. Or even have the problems that come with it (liver problems etc….)
A1the best method is not too drink at all,and you wont have any problems to worry about.
A2People talk about a weekly amount of 21 units for a man but the daily amount is also very important, If you’ll drink 11 pints of beer in one night this will cause damage. Here is an article by Dr. suttaford in the “Times” about this subject:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/features/article577691.ece
A3First of all- the fact that you are aware is a very good start. People that are aware usually have a subconscious blockade that will stop them from hurting themselves. But it’s always good to know the amount- 21 units per week for men and 14 for women. A unit is half a pint of beer, a shot of hard liquors or a small glass of wine. But if you ask me- there is no reason of drinking daily or getting to this amount of alcohol any way. Twice a week with 2 pints a time is more then enough for me.

Q. Is Nytol Effective and Safe?

I have been under excessive stress for the past few days mainly because of my new office. I find the working conditions quite hostile mainly because I have a social anxiety disorder. I do have an individual cabin where I am isolated from others, but it is the break hours that I dread when people get together. I feel completely out of place and often times the butt of all jokes. These thoughts keep hovering in my mind all the time. I am not able to sleep and my mind keeps churning out negative thoughts all night long. Because of this my productivity at work has reduced a lot. Is there any way I can stop my mind from thinking when I go to bed? My friend recommended <a href="http://www.pharmacyfix.co.uk/medicines/sleep-problems/nytol-herbal-tablets.htm">nytol</a> but I am not sure if this would be effective. Please advice..

Q. If an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe?

Hi! While reading through the medical journal, I came to know that if an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe?
A1Approximately 30%–50% of alcoholics have low zinc status because ethanol consumption decreases intestinal absorption of zinc and increases urinary zinc -

excretion-http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16099027?dopt=Abstract

zinc is a necessary mineral you need for the immune system, brain function and other systems of the body.
A2I am glad that you are regularly updating the medical journals. Consumption of zinc is a safe and effective means of affording protection from alcohol induced tissue injury. Zinc deficiency is an underlying feature of alcohol abuse.

Q. If an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe?

Hi! While reading through the medical journal, I came to know that if an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe?
AI am glad that you are regularly updating the medical journals. Consumption of zinc is a safe and effective means of affording protection from alcohol induced tissue injury. Zinc deficiency is an underlying feature of alcohol abuse.

Q. are colon cleansing products safe and are they beneficial?

A1Unless you are having a problem with regularity I wouldn't fool around with cleansing products. Eat more fruits and vegetables and drink LOTS of water. Before I would do any colon cleansing I would add a product like metamucil or bran.
A2If you are asking about the liquid that one has to drink prior to surgery or colonoscopy, As far as I know these products are safe, and when they are being taken properly (and fully), they are beneficial.

Q. Is it safe to take aspirin during pregnancy?

I have been having headaches and want to take an aspirin to relieve the pain however I am pregnant. Can I take aspirin whilst pregnant?
A1email me at jchf777@gmail.com ... can get you some ginger capsules
just one is safe and willl lessen headache pain.
A2It is not safe to take aspirin during your pregnancy. It's best not to take medicine at all during the pregnancy since the medicine can go through the mother's blood to the fetus's blood and can be very dangerous for him. While you are pregnant, always consult with your Doctor before taking any medication and he can tell you if it's safe for the baby or not.
A3No, it's not safe. Unless your healthcare provider prescribes it, you should avoid taking aspirin altogether, as well as other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen sodium (Aleve), and ketoprofen (Orudis), which can have similar effects.

Check the labels of all over-the-counter drugs to make sure they don't contain aspirin or other NSAIDs. Better yet, check with your caregiver or pharmacist. It can be hard to tell because some products list their ingredients under different names. Aspirin is sometimes called salicylate or acetylsalicylic acid, for example.

When you need to take something for pain relief while you're pregnant, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is considered safe to use as directed on the label.

Q. Is strength training safe for children?

Hi friends, this is my 4th question in this community. Here is my next one: I've always heard that resistance training will ''stunt a child's growth.'' Now, I hear it may be advisable for children to strength train. Is strength training safe for children?
A1well said above. i share the same sentiments.
A2Hello Tom Greg, Based on the available scientific information, strength training won't inhibit a child's growth under normal circumstances. Strength training can, however, cause injury when heavy weights are used or improper exercise technique is employed. When carefully supervised and correctly performed, strength can actually lower a child's risk of sustaining a sports-related injury, since higher levels of muscular fitness serve to protect the musculoskeletal system. Strength training can, and should, provide a safe and productive exercise for children who show an interest in the activity. Perhaps the two most critical factors that make strength training a safe, effective, and enjoyable activity for children are quality supervision and adherence to the concept of minimum effective dosage (i.e., the training program should be designed using only the minimum level of resistance needed to produce a training effect).
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.