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A 42-year-old female asked:

42yo female. alcoholic, hi blood pressure , major depression. palpitations. anxiety(no past history)? something else?worry?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Alcoholism: Alcoholism is a disease that can damage multiple organs and body functions including the heart, brain, gastrointestinal system. Please seek help from your doctor and an addiction counselor.

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