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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
Supportive care.: The dangers of this condition include respiratory depression and possible death, vomiting with aspiration and hypoglycemia(low blood sugar). The thrust of care in the immediate period is therefore supportive so as to prevent any of the above complications which again are and can be life threatening. ...Read more
Does alcohol intoxication raise the seizure threshold since its a sedative or no? Also can it prevent convulsions like other sedatives?
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
Don´t Drink. Simple: Drinking and driving? Seriously?Get a more detailed answer ›
Not usually: nicotine as consumed in cigarettes, other tobacco products and e-cigarettes produces effects that are not only nothing like alcohol withdrawal, but most of them are directly the opposite of alcohol withdrawal - improved concentration together with some muscle relaxation, heightened and not dulled consciousness. In overdose, nicotine is lethal and shuts down important parasympathetic nerve function ...Read more
Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?
Get this addressed: Agree with dr killian, as risk definitely present. Bigger issue by far is not provocation of convulsions, but rather why are seizures present, and what will be eventual outcome of alcohol abuse. You see, alcoholics do suffer head injuries, with post-traumatic szs. If you or a close relationship is the subject, contact alcoholics anonymous asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May slow absorption: High protein and/or fatty foods can slow stomach emptying, as well as dilute alcohol content in the stomach. Can slow absorption of alcohol, and therefore modulate levels. Of course, if you overdo either, all that stuff in your stomach may not feel too good, and you might vomit. Moderation in all things. ...Read more
Dangerous: Do not use both! could be very dangerous. This shows up on board questions for docs. Avoid! ...Read more
I am 18 and for 5 months I've gotten drunk 2 days every weekend. Is that enough to cause brain damage?
How likely is it to get brain damage from a weekly drinking pattern of abstaining 6 days a week and getting drunk the 7th day?
Could getting super drunk affect teens in their developing ages (12-16) or cause brain damage, ruin development-long and detailed answer please?
Alcohol is a Chemica: Alcohol is a strong chemical with potential to damage organs of the body when it is consumed in excessive quantities. The major organs damaged include liver, brain and stomach. So watch out as you will lose a few brain cells every time you exceed 2 drinks in one day. ...Read more
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