In this Article
- What other names is Beer known by?
- What is Beer?
- How does Beer work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Beer.
Long-term use can lead to alcohol dependence and can cause many serious side effects, including: malnutrition, memory loss, mental problems, heart problems, liver failure, swelling (inflammation) of the pancreas, cancers of the digestive track, and others.
Do not use beer if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have a heart condition such as chest pain (angina) or congestive heart failure (CHF).
- You have gout.
- You have high blood pressure; 3 or more drinks a day can increase blood pressure.
- You have high triglyceride levels.
- You have a sleep disorder called insomnia.
- You have liver disease.
- You have a pancreas condition called pancreatitis.
- You have heartburn or a stomach ulcer.
- You have blood disorder called porphyria.
- You have a mental disorder.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Beer might cause excessive sedation if combined with medications used during and after surgery.
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