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Doctor insights on: Aneurysm And Alcohol

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


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I had aneurysm coiled 7 weeks ago. Drank alcohol few days ago. Pain and pressure now present that wasn't before. Worry?

I had aneurysm coiled 7 weeks ago. Drank alcohol few days ago. Pain and pressure now present that wasn't before. Worry?

Should be ok: Remember to stay well hydrated after any surgery, especially any endovascular one. Alcohol can make you dehydrated so drinking water may help make you feel better. I would avoid having more than one small drink for a few weeks more. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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The baby is 8 months old l I'm still lactating can I consume alcohol o ccasionally.

See below: Yes. But in moderation. The alcohol is secreted into the breast milk and thus can be transferred to the child. Use common sense. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Blood test: The blood test is abnormal. This could be due to chronic liver disease due to years of alcohol use, but there are other non liver reasons too. Talk to your doctor. Could be many other things besides alcohol. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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What is rubbing alcohol used for?

What is rubbing alcohol used for?

Rubbing alcohol: It is used as a skin cleaner and disinfectant. ...Read more

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What are casual alcohol cravings?

What are casual alcohol cravings?

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

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Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

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

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Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Chronic Heavy Drinking: Can lead to: Anemia, Cancer, Heart disease, poor circulation, liver disease, neuropathy, Dementia, Depression, Seizures, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Hig Blood Sugar, Impaired Immune system, pancreatitis, gastritis, among others. Need I say more? ...Read more

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What is the lethal dosage of alcohol?

What is the lethal dosage of alcohol?

Blood level: Around 300 mg/dL, an inexperienced drinker may well die. It's unpredictable. That's perhaps chugging a pint of whiskey for me. Please be careful with that stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are any types of alcohol good for you?

Are any types of alcohol good for you?

Alcohol health: It appears that red wine is good. And really tastes good too. ...Read more

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What is an alcohol addition intervention?

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 more

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Please advise! How much alcohol is too much?

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

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What are their such things as alcohol patches?

What are their such things as alcohol patches?

I was not able: To find information for alcohol patches for use in quitting alcohol use. ...Read more

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What are the steps for an alcohol intervention?

What are the steps for an alcohol intervention?

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