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Alcohol Death Statistics
My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug(s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?
Usually not: People who have witnessed such deaths describe them as peaceful. I'm very sorry about your sister and whatever it was that caused her to decide life wasn't worth living. Our minds play tricks on us, and each of us has times when we are not ourselves. I hope you'll cherish the memories that you had together, and live your own life richly and well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you die from alcohol poising do you feel pain leading up to the death or are you unconscious the whole time?
Wanting to Die: It is very difficult to die from alcohol poisoning. And the hangover is not pretty. If you feel badly enough that you are planning on harming yourself I am so happy that you have reached out here. I can promise you that not one of the physicians here would want to help you hurt yourself and not one of the physicians here would have any message other than that help is available. ...Read more
Would it be a painful death if i intook 2-5 times more alcohol into my body than the limit ?The legal limit being 80mg on 100ml of blood.
Not anything personal,just wanted to know,so please be as detailed as possible,thank you very much for the help!
Etoh & death: If you drink a sufficiently large amount of alcohol you will eventually become unconscious and "blank out". Of course, before you actually black out you may have engaged in some outrageous foolish activity which could lead to your demise. Alcohol is not a good anesthetic but it does screw up your thinking and memory. ...Read more
Depends...: Dying of acute alcohol poisoning, as in the case of a youngster playing drinking games, is probably painless but is a terrible waste. Dying of the long-term effects of alcoholism involves either serious brain damage or the nausea, itching, and disfigurement of liver failure. Those who die of alcohol hurt others in the process and after. Thanks for choosing to use it wisely or not at all. ...Read more
If a diabetic person as a blood sugar content of 417 if given alcohol could be fatal to his health . Like causing death . He have been felling sick for a couple of days then i check his blood sugar and he was 417 then he drink some rum after a few minute
Diabetes and alcohol: As you probably know his blood sugar is very out-of-control. Whether or not he would die from alcohol he should not be drinking any alcohol. It depends on what kind of diabetic he is;yes some diabetics could die with that blood sugar. He needs to be under medical care if he isn't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Delirium tremens are extremely dangerous and carries a 35% mortality, untreated (5-15% treated). The physiologic mechanism of death is a combination of neurologic and cardiac processes related to the unregulated hyper-metabolic state of dts. Neuro-cellular damage due to the chronic exposure to alcohol leads to cardiac arrest and death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard that if a person drink alcohol while on rabies vaccine and side effects is death , is this true ?
Absolutely not: No!Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm on trazadone, xanax, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) and wellbutrin after the sudden death of my child. I've eliminated alcohol, but not marijuana. Is this dangerous?
Irritable pink/redness round the eyes (mostly eyelids). Worse after exercise/sweating. Also after alcohol they get much worse. Causes dry/dead skin?
Stop the alcohol: You may be allergic to something that is touching your eyelids (new nail polish, perfume, makeup) if your family or you has a history of hayfever, asthma, allergies or ezcema-it could be ezcema. You need to see a dermatologist. Until then stop all makeup, nailpolish, perfume. An otc jydrocortisone ointment 1% may help till then. ...Read more
There isn't"average": I am unaware of any population study of this. Safe drinking limits for men 21-60 are no more than 2 standard drinks per day (12 oz. Beer, 5 oz. Wine, 1 1/2 oz. 80 proof spirits), and no more than 4 drinks on one occasion. Amounts over that are associated with a number of health and behavioral issues, including increased hypertension and liver problems. For women and men over 60, 1 drink/day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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