Patient discussion about drink

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Q. what about drinking vinger apple to keep fit?

A90% of the alternative medicine people use are not tested clinically. it doesn't mean they don't work, just that that no one tested them to see if they are truly useful and what is the active ingredient in them. in a site i found they gave a big list of what can apple vinegar can help you for. from acne to cholesterol, diabetes and Menstrual problems. too much if you ask me. if there were 3-5 things on the list it was reasonable. but almost 20? so you might as well take it cause it wouldn't hurt you. but i'm not sure about the usefulness. try it and let me know :)

Q. Drink and drive!

I am a experienced driver who didn’t meet any accident so far, not even a single scratch on my vehicle. Here what I like to mention is, I drink and drive. I am always cautious about my driving. So it means I drive well only if I drink :) Steady people say that it is not safe to drink alcohol and drive. Is it not safe to drink alcohol and drive?
A1dotn drink and drive. aside from putting your life in danger, you are also endangering tons of other innocent people, children, moms, dads, husbands, wives, sons, daughters...

get my point? dont drink and drive.
A2i told a story like this about my father,when i was young 12-20yrs old my father used to drink on the job before he came home from work,i dont no how he didnt kill someone over all those years? he also would have a drink before he eat,than would go back out.Seeing all of this makes me allways speak out on alcoholism/an driving while drunk/high.alcohol is the worst drug out there when it comes to killing people,but we dont here about it because of the media/corporation.there will not be a change in thinking until people like you and me keep speaking on it---peace--mrfoot56
A3This is a very common story. People drink or get drugged up and think they become invicincible in their altered reality. Theu do weed themselves out of society sooner or later and end up in the graveyards. I remember going home after working evening shift on weekends and noticing people weaving back and forth on the road in front of me. It happened about every Friday or Saturday night. You just had to back it down and stay behind, because it was dangerous to pass them. Its really bad when they start driving down the wrong side of a four lane road totally oblivious to the danger of their situation. The state troopers could probably tell so many stories. Its usually wise now to stay home on New Year's eve around here, because the drunk drivers are everywhere. I use to see drunks driving the back roads early in the morning when going in to work early. Law enforcement drops off after about 3 a.m. around here. So the "all nighter's" try and wait for then to try and make it back ho

Q. BINGE DRINKING

can binge drinking cause death?
AYes. Excessive immediate alcohol consumption (i.e. drinking a lot of alcohol during a short time) can lead to a coma and death. Moreover, even smaller amounts may cause death indirectly through risk taking (i.e. RECKLESS) behavior such as driving while drinking, fights etc.

Q. Is it true that it is healthy to drink wine?

Is it true that it is healthy to drink wine?
A1It is healthy to drink a glass of red wine a day. Over 400 studies worldwide, many of them long-term and in large populations, have concluded that most healthy people who drink wine regularly and moderately live longer.
A2Here is a link to a website that lists 6 good reasons why to drink red wine:
http://eating.health.com/2008/02/11/6-reasons-to-drink-wine/

Q. How many drinks can I drink now and still be able to drive?

I am a driver working in a courier company. I use to drive from state to state which made me to consume little alcohol. How many drinks can I drink now and still be able to drive?
A1It depends. The degree of impairment is influenced by gender, age, physical condition, and amount of food consumed, medications and other factors. Also, different drinks contain different amounts of alcohol. What matters is how much alcohol are consumed, not how many drinks.
A2First of all--you should not drink alcohol in any amount before you get on the road,that is irresponsable,you can kill your self and alot of other people--as for your answer,there are to many different reasons how and when alcohol will affect you.(1)the amount of food in your stomace,the type of food---if you are tired,(2)medications,stress. people oftan ask this question.the bottom line is you shouldnt drink on the job,or drink if you are going to drive for a living,---I am a retired paramedic/therapist i have seem first hand what drinking and driving can do to people,and most of the time,the people who walk away from the accident,always say I ONLY HAD ONE DRINK-PLEASE STAY OF THE ROAD IF YOU ARE GOING TO DRINK--mrfoot56

Q. Is drinking too much water harmful?

Is there a condition like “water overdose”?
A1Drinking more water then you are used to is very good for you. But of course if you over do it it’s damaging. Drinking way too much will make you urinate more, this means you will also loose vital minerals in the urine like potassium and sodium. This can even lead to death.
http://chemistry.about.com/cs/5/f/blwaterintox.htm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16614865/
A2Well if u drink to much water it doest harm u.. accoading to some studies.
A3Every year in the “October fest” in Germany there are people hospitalized because of heart failure from drinking too much beer. The body can’t withstand this amount of fluid and can’t remove it all (urination). the heart can’t withstand the amount of liquid it has to pass around. So it collapses. Drinking too much can be harmful.

Q. why do they say jump back on the wagon? :) what methods their are for stop drinking???

A1hi--falling off the wagon is when a person starts to do drugs/alcohol after a long periot of time-----getting back on the wagon means that person he /she has stopped doing drugs or alcohol.most people will tell you to go to AA,a group of people that get together and try to help each other stop using---ther is an 800#---an you can find them on the net.
A2fell off the wagon- maybe too drunk to ride :)
Most treatments focus on helping people discontinue their alcohol intake, followed up with life training and/or social support in order to help them resist a return to alcohol use.
there are quite a few versions of treatments that combine-group therapies, medication and detoxing
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