Patient discussion about liquor

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Q. Is wine or beer safer to drink than liquor?

My new girl friend requests me to quit liquor. Is wine or beer safer to drink than liquor?
AWine or beer is not safer to drink than liquor. Liquor is liquor. A twelve - ounce beer has the same amount of alcohol as a five - ounce glass of wine, or 1.5 - ounce shot of liquor. It is the amount of ethanol consumed that affects a person most, not the type of alcoholic drink.

Q. Is holding liquor a sign of a drinking problem?

How can I have a drinking problem if I can hold my liquor? Is holding liquor a sign of a drinking problem?
A1"being able to hold your liquor" is actually the liver gathering forces...let's imagine that our liver is a factory that disables alcohol as a poison. and i have a 100 workers over there. if i'll drink great amount of alcohol my workers will be busy and most of the alcohol will run along in my body. but after a few times i'll hire more workers. then less alcohol will run along my body and i'll disable it fast. same thing in your body.
A2Hello, Anyone who drinks too much liquor in too short a time, with too little in their stomach, or with too little body mass gets drunk. Some people can drink more than others because of genetic factors or because they have built up their tolerance, just like any other drug user. Ironically, “holding your liquor” is actually a sign that you may have a drinking problem.

Q. I drink liquor a lot maybe 4x a week and I love drinking but after a couple days my veins star to hurt...Y?

It runs in the familly alcohol and bud but I wish I could go a whole year withought poppin bottles.. what will be perscibed to a alki?
A1FROM ALL THAT DRINKING
A2Alcohol dilates (widens) the veins and therefore more blood flows through them. This can cause the pain you are having. I suggest you cut back on your alcohol!
A3your veins start to hurt cause you drink to much so try cutting off a little bit and see how it turns out
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