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Could binge drinking during years 14-17 interfered with my brain development permanently? I have stopped drinking. Can my brains still catch up?

Could binge drinking during years 14-17 interfered with my brain development permanently? I have stopped drinking. Can my brains still catch up?

Yes, yes: Yes binge drinking killed brain cells. The good news is you are young and as humans don't use 90% of their brain cells, so you have lots of brain cells you can still use to "catch up" with what you did during those teen years. But you have to stimulate the brain cells, exercise them. Read, listen to classical music, meditate, do physical exercise, do crosswords - all of this will help your brain! ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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How can binge drinking affect happiness?

Depression: Alcoholism is known to cause depression and anxiety among other problems. Not much good to say about alcoholism in any form. Increases risk for high-blood pressure, certain cancers, sleep apnea, heart disease, etc. You need to get help. Reach out to someone. http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone is binge drinking?

What does it mean when someone is binge drinking?

Alcoholism: Binge drinking is often one of the most difficult forms of alcohol abuse to treat. The person often doesn't crave alcohol in between episodes and there can be weeks in between but their weakness is that once they start drinking they cannot stop until he either black out or pass out in many cases. The risks are significant. Alcohol poisoning, car accidents, physical fights other activities that are not remembered the next day have landed many people in jail, some for life as a result of binge drinking.Fortunately, for those who cannot control it, there are treatment options. Medicinal treatment options include campral, daily naltrexone, and monthly injections called vivitrol.Alcohol counseling and psychotherapy and treatment of any accompanying psychiatric condition should also be undertaken.Any physical diseases occurring at the same time should also be addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can psychology be used to treat binge drinking?

Can psychology be used to treat binge drinking?

Yes: Different types of psychological therapy can indeed be used to help binge drinking symptoms decrease. Also, 12 step programs if run effectively, in addition to therapy can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What are some harmful effects of binge drinking coffee?

Depends: On what you think is a binge. Some people drink 20 cups of coffee a day without any apparent problems. Others have one cup of coffee and have a tremor and can't sleep that night. Most people who drink coffee consume 2-3 cups per day, and rarely drink it after mid-afternoon. This rarely causes problems. In sensitive people, it can elevate blood pressure &pulse, cause insomnia and anxiety & headache. ...Read more

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Is binge drinking the same as addiction?

Is binge drinking the same as addiction?

No: Binge drinking is when you drink in 2 hours: 5 or more drinks for men, 4+ for women. Most who binge are not addicted to alcohol. Binge has its own set of dangers that are different than what we would worry for a chronic alcoholic patient. Binge drinking can contribute to sexual assault, accidents, lung injury or death by aspiration of vomit, or coma (alcohol poisoning). ...Read more

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How does binge drinking affect the heart?

How does binge drinking affect the heart?

Alcohol and Heart: Acutely, binge drinking can result in electrolyte imbalance which can cause heart rhythm problems. Chronically, alcohol usage can result in alcohol induced cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Will binge drinking cause rapid weight gain?

Will binge drinking cause rapid weight gain?

It can: Alcohol does have calories & actually increases Insulin resistance in tissues. When you drink, foods you are more likely to go to fat stores than be converted to energy. So for an equivalent meal, alcohol tends to chub you up where other beverages do not.Alcoholics may appear lean because they choose to by alcohol rather than food. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Mark Tosca
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Binge Drinking (Definition)

Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking many alcoholic beverages in a short time. A binge may be 5+ drinks for men and 4+ drinks for ...Read more