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What causes blackout after drinking alcohol?

What causes blackout after drinking alcohol?

It's theorized that: Alcohol consumption impairs the transmission of neurotransmitters in the hippocampus of the brain especially gaba/ gamma amino-butyric acid and n methyl d aspartate, thus causing the black out. Bottoms up! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/blackout_(alcohol-related_amnesia). ...Read more

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Blackouts (Definition)

These can be thought of as having no memory or what happened during a specific period of time. As an example, patients can drink enough alcohol to experience blackouts, i.e., they have no idea what they did, where they were, or who they were with while ...Read more


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Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Rubbing alcohol?: I'm not sure whether you mean an accidental sniff while using this rubbing alcohol, or purposefully breathing it in? If it's the latter, please stop now and get help! you're risking your respiratory system, your brain, your liver, and your life. Inhaled alcohol gets into your bloodstream and is delivered through your placenta. Yes, this could harm your baby including fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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I drink alcohol every night, is this alcohol abuse?

I drink alcohol every night, is this alcohol abuse?

Depends: Safe alcohol limits in men are fewer than 15 drinks per week, and in women (and men over 60) 7 drinks per week. If you are having one glass of wine, or one shot of distilled spirits each night, you are within those limits. If you are having 2 or more, you are exposing your body/brain to some risk. If you have 4 or more drinks on one occasion, you are at high risk of alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol drinking cause fainting?

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Yes: Excessive alcohol can cause a myriad of symptoms, and unsteadiness and loss of consciousness is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Could nicotine cause intoxication similar to alcohol intoxication?

Could nicotine cause intoxication similar to alcohol intoxication?

Not similar: The amount of nicotine in tobacco is not enough to cause true nicotine intoxication, except when small children are exposed, usually by ingesting it. Nicotine intoxication can be lethal, and actually nicotine-like substances have been used to kill rodents and other pests. Tobacco workers also routinely get it. Alcohol intoxication looks completely different. Seizures, abd. Pain, twitches occur. ...Read more

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Does alcohol withdrawl ever cause hallucinations?

Does alcohol withdrawl ever cause hallucinations?

Yes: A hallucination is an experience in which a person sees (or hears, feels, or tastes) something that seems real, but is not really there. The person is awake during the hallucination. Causes include drug abuse or withdrawal, chemical imbalances (liver or kidney failure), medicine effects, psychiatric illnesses (schizophrenia, ptsd), brain tumors, delirium, dementia, sleep disorders, etc. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is alcohol (ethanol) intoxication (being drunk)?

What sort of problem is alcohol (ethanol) intoxication (being drunk)?

Abnormal or Normal?: Many individuals may at sometime in their lives experience being drunk on alcohol. This is normal. Being drunk can quickly become abnormal due to its effects on the central nervous system. When drunk you llose motor control, coordination and reaction time resulting in accidents and injuries. You lose your ability to reason and make bad decisions such as driving. It is a condition best avoided. ...Read more

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What causes diabetic alcoholic blackouts?

What causes diabetic alcoholic blackouts?

Both: Your diabetes or alcoholism alone can cause you to black outs -- but the two combined is a sure trouble. Please talk with your family doctor and get the right help now! ...Read more

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Is sugar alcohol , alcohol?

Is sugar alcohol , alcohol?

No: sugar alcohols end in 0H, which puts them in the category of alcohols in general. But the drinking alcohol is ethanol and that is different from the sugar alcohols like xylitol, mannitol, ( you dont get drunk from them) ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol constrict pupils?

Does drinking alcohol constrict pupils?

It can: Yes, drinking alcohol can constrict the pupils. Constriction of the pupils is called miosis. Opiate drugs tend to constrict the pupils more than alcohol. ...Read more

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Alcohol intoxication lead to brain damage?

Alcohol intoxication lead to brain damage?

Yes: Damage can occur in two ways. The first is acute alcohol poisoning, which can cause brain damage and even death. Long term alcoholism has been know to damage the brain over an extended time. Chronic alcoholism will also damage the liver, which will also have a damaging effect on the brain. ...Read more

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Does alcohol intoxication lower the siezure threshold?

Does alcohol intoxication lower the siezure threshold?

Yes: Yes, alcohol can cause certain types of seizures. If you are prone to seizures (especially if alcohol has triggered your seizures in the past) it would be wise to stay away from alcohol. ...Read more

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Can drunk dad cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

No.: Fetal alcohol syndrome is caused by alcohol intake during pregnancy when the alcohol crosses the placenta and harms the fetus. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Alcohol, Dopamine: Alcohol increases the release of Dopamine in brain’s “reward center. By increasing Dopamine levels in the brain, alcohol tricks you into thinking that it’s actually making your feel great. The effect is that you keep drinking to get more Dopamine release, but at the same time you’re altering other brain chemicals that are enhancing feelings of depression. ...Read more

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Drinking alcohol safe with supra-ventricular tachycardia?

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Drinking alcohol safe with supra-ventricular tachycardia?

Alcohol and SVT: Alcohol is known to damage the conduction system of the heart and cause all kinds of arrythmia. Svt is caused by an anomaly of that system. Alcohol surely unavoidably aggravates that anomaly, besides turning the heart muscle into a mass of jello that has no strength to pump blood properly (reduced ejection fraction). No alcohol abuse. Period ! ...Read more

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Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?

Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?

No, it is not: Alcohol can cause many abnormal heart rhythms, and none of them are very good for you, particularly if you are older and not in shape. Some of these abnormal rhythms, like atrial fibrillation ("holiday heart") can be serious and even life-threatening in some people, and if prolonged, can increase the chance of both heart failure and stroke. ...Read more

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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more