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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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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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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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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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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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Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

No it cannot cause: Hiv. However, it might lead to unprotected sex, which could lead to hiv, since people's judgement is impaired and they are less inhibited under the influence of alcohol. ...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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Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which can cause insulin production problems. So this can add to the risk of developing diabetes. Your genetic make up plays the largest role. But drinking can help speed things up ...Read more

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Can drunk dad cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

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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Alcohol withdrawal: are seizures common?

Alcohol withdrawal: are seizures common?

Yes: Delirium tremens due to alcohol cessation may well start with a withdrawal seizure followed by frank delirium, hallucinations and tremors. Therefore, if alcohol abuse is to be terminated, one cannot stop abruptly, and must be slowly withdrawn, under medical supervision. Lastly, if a seizure does occur, it is against the law to drive a motor vehicle in the usa. ...Read more

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How should one minimize alcohol related blackouts?

How should one minimize alcohol related blackouts?

Alcohol blackouts: Get help to stop drinking alcohol. Blackouts from drinking alcohol are dangerous and a sign of alcohol abuse. Talk to your pcp, consider going to an AA meeting. See: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/alcoholism-and-alcohol-abuse.htm Be safe. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause tachycardia?

Can alcohol cause tachycardia?

Could: There are many reasons why alcohol consumption may be associated with tachycardia. Alcohol withdrawal can cause tachycardia. If it causes significant weakening of the heart muscle it can cause tachycardia. Dehydration can cause tachycardia. ...Read more

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Possible for stress to cause blackouts while drinking alcohol?

Possible for stress to cause blackouts while drinking alcohol?

Mutual support helps: Keep it simple: consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous. The alcohol is what causes the blackouts, not the stress. ...Read more

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Can alcohol trigger cycling vomit syndrome?

Can alcohol trigger cycling vomit syndrome?

Perhaps: Depends on your drinking habits, liver status, and possible gastritis or ulcers. See your internist and track down the cause. Avoid alcohol until clarified. ...Read more

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What happens to my body when i experience an alcohol induced blackout? This experience, while frequent, only occurs from spirit. Not beer/wine. Why?

Beer blackouts: Beer and wine have lower percentage of alcohol compared to spirits like vodka etc. Question you need to ask yourself is "am i an alcoholic and what should I do about it" get help. Google aa. ...Read more