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Does Anyone Continue To Drink Alcohol With COPD? I Have A Couple Screw Drivers Every Evening Prior To Dinner Which Helps Me Enjoy My Dinne

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posted July 7
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I have 1 glass of wine every 6 or 8 days till the bottle's gone. Bottle usually lasts a month. Been reading red wine is better for us than white or rose. But I am not on 02.

posted July 11
A MyCOPDTeam Member

https://youtu.be/SvATna0mzCg?si=2QCeA17Byf5sSqKF
Hey David. I'm not going to beat up on you for relaxing with a couple sips on a Screwdriver, a Sidecar or a Cosmopolitan. 🍹I had to give mine up when I stopped smoking because the two were like kissing cousins. I couldn't seem to enjoy one with out the other! 😉

You should know that (all) Alcohol is a respiratory depressant and will slow the breathing rate. It can also contribute to airway restriction and nasal congestion as well. Here is a more medical perspective for your question:
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/signs...

Apart from many other things going on in the body with COPD added on, I barely have time to keep the car in the Strait lane anymore. Besides, with a history of family indulgence, it's just not worth IT. Too many things can go wrong - too Fast!
be Well

Alcohol-related lung disease: Symptoms and more
Alcohol-related lung disease: Symptoms and more
posted July 7 (edited)
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Generally alcohol can reduce your 02 intake a bit, so you may wish to keep good track of your 02 sats and increase the 02 if they tend to go down.

posted July 7

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