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Aneurysm And Alcohol
I recently had aneurysm coiled in brain. About 7 weeks ago. A few days ago I drank quite a lot of alcohol now pain and throbbing in head. Worry?
Probably not: If the aneurysm has been completely coiled and obliterated, the symptoms your are experiencing are more likely to be from the alcohol itself rather than the aneurysm. If it does not improve, if it worsens, if there are neurologic symptoms, you should seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had aneurysm coiled 7 weeks ago. Drank alcohol few days ago. Pain and pressure now present that wasn't before. Worry?
Would consuming alcohol on day 1 effect working out on day 2? For l seem to have less energy during workout when I have drinks up to 24 hours prior.
Alcohol = a toxin: No matter how enjoyable even moderate alcohol drinking may be, the fact remains that it is a toxin for your body -- especially liver and brain. Essentially you're asking your body to process a poison. So, your body will be less efficient both during intoxication and until all traces of alcohol have been processed. Remember that hangover is multifaceted. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take on lot of alcohol and seem to have intermittent dull pain of liver. L am horrible but need some help?
Join AA: You could benefit by joining aa before its too late. ...Read more
Are there any dangerous interactions between alcohol and a combination of 5-htp and l-tyrosine? How long must you wait in between if so?
My son is almost 16 yrs old...I don't have any idea if he drinks alcohol yet...he has an SGPT result of 305 U/L...can you help me interpret the result?
Depends: The NIH says that more than one drink per day for women or 2 drinks per day for men may suggest a problem with alcohol. Cravings are usually defined as thoughts about drinking. These are problematic if you have (or have had) a problem with alcohol abuse. They may also be problematic if they are obsessive and you cannot stop these thoughts. A conversation with your FP may clear up and confusion. ...Read more
Yes and No: Phenethyl alcohol is found in certain plants, so it is natural in that setting. Like many compounds, scientists may have the ability to create it in a lab (it would not be natural in that setting). Likewise, this or similar compounds in a plant in your yard would be natural, but having a bottle of the compound sitting on your table would be unnatural. It all depends on the details. ...Read more
Voluntarily stopping: An "alcohol intervention" involves placing the person in question into treatment but only with their consent. Typically done with help of family and friends. The mission is to achieve complete abstention but integral to this is the ultimate agreement from the individual. This is important for success. It usually involves admission to an inpatient treatment program, of which there are many. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol: For alcoholics, any alcohol is "too much." also, if on psychotropic medications, any is "too much." for others: more than 1 drink/day for women, and more than 2 drinks/day for men. Also, any amount that's more than you intended; makes you feel physically bad or guilty the next day; gets you into conflict with others; causes memory lapses or embarrassment; or interferes with important tasks. ...Read more
Many: It may be difficult to effectively perform an "intervention" if one does not have the proper training. Generally, all of the person's family and friends gather around and tell the person how his or her drinking has affected them. This may help or may lead to adverse consequences for which those who are gathered, are ill equipped to handle. The person may actually become suicidal or dangerous. ...Read more