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What is the level of blood alcohol that means you have alcohol poisoning?

What is the level of blood alcohol that means you have alcohol poisoning?

It varies: Alcohol poisoning refers to an extremely intoxicated state. Because the body develops tolerance to alcohol with daily, chronic use, the degree of intoxication varies dramatically at a given blood alcohol level depending on the tolerance of the person. In other words, a person who almost never drinks might suffer "alcohol poisoning" at a relatively low blood alcohol level. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Greller
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Alcohol Poisoning (Definition)

Is a serious & sometimes fatal consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in short period of time. It affects your breathing, gag reflex & heart rate, leading to coma. Needs emergency medical treatment thru breathing support, ...Read more


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What to do about alcohol poisoning?

What to do about alcohol poisoning?

Go to a hospital: True alcohol "poisoning" is when you drink enough to not just fall asleep, but to go into a coma, and have your breathing slow down. You would not be typing your question online if you were alcohol poisoned. If you are drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly, you at greater risk of cirrhosis, heart damage, pancreatitis, many kinds of cancer and other complications than you are of poisoning. ...Read more

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What's considered alcohol poisoning?

What's considered alcohol poisoning?

Life-threatening: The person consumed a toxic amount of alcohol usually over a short period. Their blood alcohol level (bal) is so high it is considered toxic (poisonous). Person may be extremely confused, unresponsive, disoriented, have shallow breathing, & can even pass out or go into a coma. Alcohol poisoning can be life-threatening and usually requires urgent medical treatment. The amount varies per person. ...Read more

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What are signs of alcohol poisoning?

What are signs of alcohol poisoning?

Liver failure: Cirrhosis is classical, such as jaundice, large belly filled with fluid, etc. But, from the perspective of a neurologist, tremors , incoordination, gait imbalance, numbness, weakness, confusion, disorientation, epileptic seizures. Of course, coma, delirium. Sudden death. Not a pretty picture. ...Read more

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How to know if I have alcohol poisoning?

How to know if I have alcohol poisoning?

Alcohol poisoning: Alcohol poisoning signs and symptoms are: • Confusion • Vomiting • Seizures • Slow breathing (less than eight breaths a minute) • Irregular breathing • Blue-tinged skin or pale skin • Low body temperature • unconsciousness Please see a Psychiatrist • To understand your Alcoholism and • Have Treatment so that you do not develop Alcohol Poisoning. • Attend AA Meetings and have AA Sponsor ...Read more

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Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

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

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What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

Serious: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking too much can lead to a coma and loss of protective reflexes that prevent you from aspirating and keep you breathing. People can vomit and aspirate it into their lungs. They can be so drunk, they can stop breathing. These effects are magnified if alcohol is used with other meds that are sedating, like opioids or benzodiazepines. Be careful! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

Unresponsive: Alcohol poisoning essentially refers to so much alcohol in the system that normal bodily funtcions are disrupted. In this condition a person is usually unresponsive or "passed out". In its most extreme state, alcohol poisoning can cause a person to stop beathing or to lose their gag reflex which can cause choking problems, particularly if vomiting occurs. ...Read more

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Toxicity (Definition)

Toxicity is the degree to which a drug or a substance can harm ...Read more