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Please explain what effects does drinking a fifth of 80 proof alcohol every night have on the body?
Alcoholism: Drinking a fifth of any alcohol daily is by definition alcoholism. Alcoholism is a disease state - physical, emotional and spiritual. Physically, that much alcohol is damaging the brain, the liver, the kidneys, the heart, the esophagus and stomach. Emotionally and spiritually, the damage can be just as great. ...Read more
Is drinking about 3 cocktails a night harmful for your health? Each cocktail has about 1 shot of 40 proof alcohol?
Yes: Moderate consumption is considered 1 drink daily for women and 2 for men. Drinking only once a week but consuming all 7/14 in one day does not count and would be considered binge drinking. Women are more susceptible to alcohol in its short term and long term effects and there are genetic non-gender differences also. Aging and addition of RX meds like cholesterol meds puts more stress on the liver. ...Read more
If i drink 1 pint of 80 proof alcohol and take 100 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) together, would that cause a bad reaction?
To answer your : Question - if you have done this please call 911 for transport to your nearest emergency room (now). ...Read more
For a female (98 lbs), would 6 shots of 40 proof alcohol in an hour and fifteen minutes be considered binge drinking?
Yes.: I think you qualify. Your level of tolerance may be good, but i suspect you were feeling "pretty good" at your weight. ...Read more
Can there be any scientific proof between pregnant women drinking alcohol and having alcoholic children?
Maybe: Antenatal alcohol exposure can lead to a developmentally delayed or disabled child. Alcohol can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, which can injure many organ systems & may affect the person for a lifetime. Antenatal alcohol exposure increases risk for adhd, & other neurologic conditions that predispose to alcoholism in later life. Doctors rightly advise against alcohol consumption during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short/long effects: If someone drinks alcohol short-term health effects, can be hangover, slurred speech, drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach and headaches.High blood pressure, stroke, and other heart-related diseases. Long term effects include liver disease, nerve damage, sexual problems, permanent damage to the brain.Unintentional injuries car crash, falls, burns, drowning ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: If you have consequences from drinking such as physical, emotional, legal, or social difficulties associated with alcohol use, then you may have an alcohol problem. Identifying the problem is the first step toward recovery. You doctor can help you set up a program to curb or eliminate your drinking and put an end to the problems it may have caused. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Rubbing alcohol is a poison that should not be inhaled or consumed. It is to be used on the skin to clean a wound. It can cause severe metabolic problems and even death if ingested. Ethyl or drinking alcohol should also not be inhaled. The intoxication that occurs from its inhalation can also be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer