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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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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

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


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Does excessive alcohol lead to brain damage?

Does excessive alcohol lead to brain damage?

Yes: To a degree and over time, excessive alcohol can cause long term central nervous system damage. A condition called wernike's can develop. Many other things happen as well that affect the brain. ...Read more

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I was admitted into the ER for alcohol intoxication, what do they do?

I was admitted into the ER for alcohol intoxication, what do they do?

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

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Does alcohol intoxication usually cause many symptoms?

Does alcohol intoxication usually cause many symptoms?

Drunkeness... and: Beyond being drunk, high levels of blood alcohol can poison many body systems and symptoms can be manifold up to and including death. ...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 nicotine cause intoxication similar to alcohol intoxication? Please, need some answers?

Does nicotine cause intoxication similar to alcohol intoxication? Please, need some answers?

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

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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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Is it possible for alcohol intoxication to cause insomnia and stimulation vs sedation?

Is it possible for alcohol intoxication to cause insomnia and stimulation vs sedation?

Yes: Alcohol is a depressant that may help you fall asleep, but it prevents deeper stages of sleep (rem) and often causes you to awaken in the middle of the night. ...Read more

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Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?

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 more

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Can alcohol intoxication inhibit antibody formation in repsonse to a vaccine ?

Can alcohol intoxication inhibit antibody formation in repsonse to a vaccine ?

Not likely: There is nothing to indicate that consumption of ethanol will inhibit antibody formation in response to use of vaccines. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: alcohol intoxication?

What is the definition or description of: alcohol intoxication?

See below : Any reduction of brain function secondary to the presence of alcohol is intoxication. Legally intoxication is at a blood alcohol level of 0.080%. ...Read more

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How can cheese or greasy pizza affect getting alcohol intoxication?

How can cheese or greasy pizza affect getting alcohol intoxication?

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

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What is the metabolism rate of benzodiazapines if alcohol intoxication?

Dangerous: Do not use both! could be very dangerous. This shows up on board questions for docs. Avoid! ...Read more

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If you get taken to the hospital for alcohol intoxication do they test your level?

If you get taken to the hospital for alcohol intoxication do they test your level?

Yes: If you are taken to the hospital for being intoxicated, your blood alcohol level will be tested. You may tested for other things that may cause altered mental status, e.g.Urine drug screen, blood glucose etc. ...Read more

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I am 18 and for 5 months I've gotten drunk 2 days every weekend. Is that enough to cause brain damage?

I am 18 and for 5 months I've gotten drunk 2 days every weekend. Is that enough to cause brain damage?

Alcohol brain damage: You are binge drinking. It is too early for your to develop brain damage but if you continue and begin to increase your drinking, you are courting future problems with your liver as well as brain. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alcohol Intoxication (Definition)

Any reduction of brain function secondary to the presence of alcohol is intoxication. Legally intoxication is at a blood ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

damage to, or loss of, brain tissue due to various etiologies such ...Read more