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what to expect when you stop drinking alcohol

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Rehab programs & aa meetings, as well as deterrants prescribed by your doctor, such as Antabuse (disulfiram) or campral, and detox if warranted. Glad ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: On what your caloric intake from alcohol was.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: There is not a simple answer for this question. Many people with alcoholism have been -using alcohol to self medicate anxiety, depression or other co ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with doctor.: Campral is one of the latest agents in the battle against alcoholism/abuse; and can be effective if used correctly. Please discuss this with your phy ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benz
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Alcohol effects the liver more than the kidneys. Generally if one stays well hydrated there is no clinical effect on the kidneys.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
triglycerides: Triglyceride levels will come down somewhat soon after ceasing alcohol drinking. Depending on the length of time you've been drinking and the other da ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: So long as you do not have cirrhosis, most alcoholic liver disease will improve or resolve if you stop all alcohol intake.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
14 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See below : Excessive alcohol intake can cause liver disease which can cause macrocytic anemia. Also people people who drink lots of alcohol could have nutrient a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Many steps: Aa, drug and alcohol counseling, doctor supervision, treatment of underlying conditions (such as depression, anxiety and/or adhd). Hard drug to beat, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Guide them to seek counseling, attend rehab program , & aa meetings. Also need to monitor by addiction specialist for withdrawal.
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