Patient discussion about quantity

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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:
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. what are the passable amount of sugar one can have while he also diabetic?

AI'm not sure I understood your question, but the recommended amount of carbohydrates for diabetic patients is 40-65% of the total calories. Generally, diabetic patients are more prone to elevated blood sugar levels after a meal, so food too rich in simple carbohydrates (sugar) are not recommended.

Q. what is the "right" amount , and the safe amount , of alcohol that i can drink? what do a lot alcoh

A1That is different for everyone. You have to take into account a lot of different things like height, weight, gender. Here is a good site with charts to help you find yours: Hope this helps.
A2for every person it's a bit different, you have different enzyme activity. but here is a site with some safty tips for drinking:

good luck!

Q. what is the "right" amount , and the safe amount , of alcohol that i can drink? what do a lot alcoh

A2here is the CDC page about drinking Alcohol:

A3the best amount is none at all,drinking is not healthy in any way,except to maybe drink a glass of red wine a night,but only one glass.

Q. Why do Alcoholism consider to be so dangerous? how do you decrease the amount your drink???any suggestion

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A1alcohol is a drug,just like other illigal drugs, the problem is some people think it is alright because you can by it in the store.the same for smoking,alcohol causes liver problem an a host of other have to think about what you put in your body --cigarettes are cancer causing but they are still on the market,an we also know now that the companys that made them was lying to the people about it causing cancer. BE SMART
A2Join an AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) support group. Get support from peers in the same situation.
A3Alcohol can damage your liver, your pancreas, your heart and your brain, and also greatly increase the risk for cancer of the mouth and throat. And that's before even mentioning the devastating effect on your life and family. I also like to drink alcohol, but do it only for fun, and when I decide to - not as a way of life.

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Q. If she really has sufficient amount of protein and other minerals with the kind of junks she is having now?

My 12-year-old daughter is crazy about fast foods and snacks very badly that she does not eat her timely meals properly. Of late, her hair has been dropping quite drastically and I worry that if she continues with the same pattern that she is following now she may lose her health. I was wondering if she really has sufficient amount of protein and other minerals with the kind of junks she is having now?
A1when people .ask questions like this..i allways blame the problem on the PARENT...the question is this child getting the money for that type of junk food?...and also this had to be going on for a long time now..because its affecting your childs health...i dont know were you are from..but here in the (usa)...all schools have takin the junk foods of the minues,and the mechines with candy in have gone....SO I ASK YOU AGAIN HOW DOES YOUR CHILD GET THIS JUNK?????mrfoot56
A2Having a head of lustrous hair is very important especially for a girl. What goes in by way of food reflects on your body. Normally vitamins, minerals and proteins in the food will strengthen hair growth and build the muscles. You have to stop her from eating fast foods as it will not only affect her hair but also her eyes, her skin besides other complications. Though she might crave for her favorite foods at first, you can talk to her about healthy nutrition and all the benefits that she can acquire from it.

Q. Can you tell me which has the less amount of sugar. Is it sweet tea or diet soda?

I am 35 yrs old, diabetic patient. I am working as a steward in a club. As you know that I am charge of the table as a wine steward in a club, my work includes tasting the wine, tea, soda, juices, etc. As a diabetic I find it very difficult to control my temptations. I am not in a situation to resign my job because of my health. But I know the importance of health too. Can you tell me which has the less amount of sugar. Is it sweet tea or diet soda?
A1if the tea has an artificial sweetener in it- they are both the same. if it has sugar- then the diet soda. you don't have artificial sweeteners over there? if not- buy some and bring it with you and add it instead of sugar. and you won't have any problem drinking tea :)
A2Diet soda, my friend. (So you are like a cat on a wall! lol). I know a lot of people like tea, but it’s at least as bad for you as anything they put in soda. I personally drink a lot of Diet Rite (which is a lot healthier than most sodas) and generic Crystal Light (which may or may not be healthy though I have not checked the sugar content in it. It’s better for you to ask your doctor and you may get a good suggestion. Stay away from sugar but not from your job!
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