U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 37-year-old member asked:

which organ gets most damaged by alcohol?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Your brain, your: Heart, and your liver. So what may be in store are alcohol persistent delusions, alcohol related cardiomyopathy, and cirrhosis of the liver. Why take such a risk?
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
In general, liver: But people vary in their susceptibility to this. However, the number one cause of death in alcoholics from medical disorders is cirrhosis of the liver and its complications. However, heart failure, arrhythmias, pancreatitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, immune disorders and many cancers are testimony to the power of alcohol to damage the body. Accidents, fires, homicide and suicide are also results.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the worst that can happen with having a night without alcohol for an addict?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
DT: May depend upon ammount and duration of consumption. Nothing significant may happen........If already loaded during the day before.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long would it take to detox from alcohol?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leroy Kareus
Family Medicine 51 years experience
All people are diff.: All people are different. Some of it depends on how badly one is habituated to alcohol. Avoid getting into that situation by stopping or at least controlling your intake so you don't have to worry about detoxifying.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for alcohol to cause big problems both mentally and physically?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Alcohol: Depends upon how much you drink. Whether you have other liver or mental issues or work around toxins etc. It varies. Too much too long, several years, can do it.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for alcohol to fully get out of your system?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Alcohol: You can loose one unit per hour so how much did you drink. A bottle of wine has about 7 units. Go to http://www.Nhs.Uk/chq/pages/853.Aspx?Categoryid=87 to learn more.
Indianapolis, IN
A 34-year-old female asked:

How do u help a person that's trying to break a alcohol addition?

4 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
That is very tough: But it may be that u need to help yourself. Al anon and those groups will show u how to not go down with a sinking ship while he seeks help. There are a few options that may help him. The opiod receptor blocker Naltrexone takes the satisfaction away. Topirimate seems to help reduce problem drinking, but he likely needs in patient detox, treatment for mood/stress issues, support group. Gd luc.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.