Category: Diseases/Conditions

Alcohol and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Are They Related?

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Alcohol and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an important concern. Most people drink alcohol. At the same time, many people have RA.                     Overview Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Evidence Resources I. Rheumatoid Arthritis RA is a chronic or long-lasting disease. It’s inflammatory in nature. (In fact, “arthritis” means joint …

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Chronic Kidney Disease and Alcohol Drinking: Evidence Review

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Chronic kidney disease and alcohol is an important matter. Millions of people regularly drink alcohol. And many people suffer chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD afflicts large numbers of people. In fact, it affects about 10% of adults around the world. The percent is higher in the U.S., with 37,000,000 suffering CKD. And doctors diagnose about …

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Alcoholism and Denial: a Serious Problem Faced by Alcoholics

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Almost everyone has heard that alcoholism and denial are related. And probably everyone has heard the old “Have you stopped beating your wife” trick question. Answering either yes or no damns the respondent. Similarly, the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-step program also a trick question. It’s a case of “heads I win, tails you lose.” Question: …

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Alcohol and PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease): What to Know

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Alcohol and PAD. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is caused by plaque (fat and cholesterol) in the arteries that supply the legs. The plaque narrows the arteries and decreases blood flow. It usually causes leg problems. The most common symptom of PAD is leg pain while walking. That’s claudication. Over 200 million people around the world …

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Alcohol and Gallstones Risk: Moderate Drinking Reduces Risk

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Many people are concerned about drinking alcohol and gallstones risk. Gallstones are hard bits from bile (digestive fluid) that can occur in the gallbladder. That’s a small organ just below the liver. Yet gallstones can be very painful if they cause blockage of bile by lodging in a duct. Thus, people want to reduce their …

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