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can alcohol abuse cause a detached retina

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Alcohol abuse: can create lots of problems. Alcohol can act as a blood thinner which can damage weak small vessels behind the eye near the retina. Please see an op ... Read More

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Retinal detachment is a very serious condition and surgery to repair it requires that you take very good care of yourself while it heals. Both smokin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: And stopping now can help. Foot drop + 33 year-old female could also be from ms or a cord lesion.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Alcohol abuse can cause or aggravate several physical (and mental) symptoms.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
32 years experience in Gastroenterology
Possibly: alcohol itself can be toxic to bone marrow (where blood is made), but also can lead to blood loss from ulcers and varices (dilated veins) in the gut, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Can cause esophagitis and esophageal varices.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Hyperreflexia or hyperactive reflexes can certainly be seen in alcohol withdrawal.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Various things: viral hepatitis, certain medications, fatty liver, autoimmune, and many more.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: Infection with hepatitis b and/or c and non-alcoholic fatty liver associated with obesity are other common causes. See this site for more info. http ... Read More
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