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Can smoking/drinking alcoholic drink too much,cause heart diseases ?

My mother is high blood now, She keep smoking and smoking, and drinking alcoholic drinks, The doctor said her one teeth couldn't be pulled off because she is high blood, She keep eating meat/porks, drinking alcoholic drinks. Can this cause heart disease?, And the doctor said she should only drink hard alcoholic drinks like red wine champagne, Maria Clara Sangria. Is that right?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Chronic and excessive smoking or drinking by themselves are bad enough. Doing both in combination is a sure way to decrease your lifespan. Red meats too, have been implicated as being "unhealthy" if used in dietary excess. And no doctor I know would ever tell someone to drink "hard" alcoholic drinks; I think you probably misinterpreted what he said. I suspect that what the doctor meant was that one or two drinks (like red wine) at dinner is not harmful. I don't think that he meant you should select one type of booze over another, they're all harmful when taken in excess. If she has high blood pressure, she should see a medical doctor, not a doctor of dentistry. It sounds like you really care about your mom (which is laudable). I wish you the best, but sometimes getting people to change their habits is really difficult. You have your job cut out for you. Good Luck. Ralph
Answered: Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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