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Alcoholism And Hypotension
Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more
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Many causes: Hypotension can be caused by many causes - sometimes it is normal, other times by medications or metaboloic conditions such as low thyroid. Hypotension causing shock can be hypovolemic (from loss of blood), cardiogenic (heart function not working well), obstructive (pulmonary embolism causing blood vessel obstruction), or distriubutive (think sepsis, low adrenal function, anaphyaxis, toxins).
Many causes: Usually it is due to dehydration and electrolyte deficiencies in young adults. Rarely, it is due to leaky aortic valves. Sometimes it is due to certain hormone deficiencies or anemia. You should see your doctor for lab tests and to see if you have leaky valve (murmur on exam) and if further evaluation with echocardiogram is needed.
ER: Some common things that might be done are: lay down, legs up, and IV fluids. Identify cause and treat that. Urgent treatment for hypotension would be to go to the emergency room. Really need more information to know best treatment.
Nothing Good: Alcoholism damages the body, destroys the liver, weaknes the heart and cause dementia. These are the three major organs to sustain life. It also destroys relationships and work productivity. So I am sorry but I cannot find anything good in this. If you are using alcohol as a sedative or pain reliever there are better alternatives.See 5 more doctor answers
Alcoholism a disease: Alcoholism a disease due to: Short Term Health Risks •Motor vehicle crashes, falls, drownings, •Homicide, Suicide, Sexual assault •Alcohol Poisoning •Risky sexual behaviors leading to pregnancy or STD Long Term Health Risks •High blood pressure, Heart disease, Stroke, Liver disease •Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and colon •Memory problems, Dementia •Depression, AnxietySee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment: Behavior methods have been successful in helping many become sober and reducing risk of relapse. First step is to approach your doctor and assess the impact on your brain and body. Then obtain treatment referrals.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Having one parent with alcoholism increases one's chances of having this problem. Your chances increase if both parents are alcoholic. Being aware of this and avoiding drinking too much will help. It may be best to figure out a way to have a happy life without having to drink at all. There are lots of very happy people who do not drink. (like me). Good luck to you.See 1 more doctor answer
Alcoholism Health Ri: Short Term Health Risks •Motor vehicle crashes, falls, drownings, •Homicide, Suicide, Sexual assault •Alcohol Poisoning •Risky sexual behaviors leading to pregnancy or STD •Miscarriage and stillbirth Long Term Health Risks •High blood pressure, Heart disease, Stroke, Liver disease •Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and colon •Memory problems, Dementia •Depression, AnxietySee 1 more doctor answer
A serious one.: Alcoholism is a disease that affects mind, body & spirit. One loses control of alcohol use, is preoccupied w alcohol & continues to drink alcohol in spite of problems related to it's use. One may drink more than intended & over time may need to drink larger amounts of alcohol to obtain the same effect. Attempts to cut down on use or to stop use may have been unsuccessful. Alcoholism creates >See 1 more doctor answer