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Can you drink alcohol during the menopause?

Some studies say a small drink now and then can relieve some of the symptoms of menopause, others show how it can be really bad for your health. Get your questions answered.

Alcohol: How much am I really drinking?

Alcohol can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle, but drinking too much can be dangerous. Learn the risks of drinking too much alcohol and how to measure how much alcohol you drink.

How much alcohol can I drink before driving?

The safest option is not to drink any alcohol at all if you plan to drive. Learn about drinking and driving here - using content verified by certified doctors.

How long does alcohol stay in your blood?

On average, it takes about 1 hour for your body to break down 1 unit of alcohol. Learn about how long alcohol stays in your blood here - using content verified by certified doctors.

Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant

Experts are still unsure if alcohol is safe during pregnancy, so the safest approach is not to drink at all while you're expecting.

Foetal alcohol syndrome

Find out about foetal alcohol syndrome, a range of mental and physical problems that can affect children whose mothers drink alcohol while they're pregnant.

Calories in alcohol

Is your drinking making you fat? Find out how many calories are in your drink and get tips on avoiding weight gain.

Alcohol misuse

Alcohol misuse is where a person consumes excessive amounts of alcoholic drinks.

Alcohol units

It's a good idea to keep an eye on how much we drink, but how many of us really know what a unit of alcohol is?

Alcohol and sex

The risks of having sex after drinking, including STIs and pregnancy, with tips for staying safe when you go out drinking.