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Alcohol And Menopause
What to do if i'm aged 48 years i don't smoke and i don't take alcohol. I have not had my periods for the last 3 months?
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
Addictinos: Alcohol dependance, is very seldom just that. It has some reasons of its own, genetic predisposition and complicated co morbid factors. Ptsd, bipolar illness, maj depressive disorders, panic attacks and so on. It is also seldom alone. There are other drugs too. Depending on severity, it needs supervised detox. Has 15 percent mortality rate treat co morbid factors as well.Its a life long illness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Addictive properties: Alcohol has addictive properties and even one drink can be habit forming in susceptible individuals. If you think you may have a problem ask yourself a few question- has anyone asked you to cut down on drinking? Have you been annoyed by people asking about your drinking? Have you ever felt guilty about drinking? Have you ever needed a drink in the morning? If you answered yes, please seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can be.: Either alone may be harmful - combined - more of a risk. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kill germs but...: This is a longstanding practice that is meant to kill bacteria on the skin to reduce the chance of infection. However, many research studies suggest this is not necessary but it is still routinely done, as old habits die hard and patients are so accustomed to this that they think a nurse is irresponsible if he or she does not do this. See http://www.inmo.ie/MagazineArticle/PrintArticle/6696 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: The addictive personality means that you can easily fall prey to substitute drugs especially those that give you similar effects and your best recourse here is to just say no. I have good results in helping overcome cravings by using lavendar, peppermint and citrus essential oils in combo inhaled from the hand. The lavender is strong as xanax www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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