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How bad is heavy binge drinking twice a week for my body?

How bad is heavy binge drinking twice a week for my body?

Bad: It can be just as bad if not worse then drinking a six-pack a day. It's alcohol abuse either way. Both can lead to cirrhosis, dementia, increase risk for various cancers, increase risk for gastrointestinal bleeding, depression, high blood pressure. On and on.

It's alcoholism no matter how you slice it. You should get help before it's too late. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Tosca
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Binge Drinking (Definition)

This is the patient who can go for long periods of time without touching a drop of alcohol, but will suddenly go through mass quantities of it in a ...Read more


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Husband binge drinking last few months. Stopped 1 week ago, how long should we wait before ttc?

Husband binge drinking last few months. Stopped 1 week ago, how long should we wait before ttc?

He needs help: Before going down the path of starting a family, your husband needs to seek help for problem drinking. While I know nothing about your situation, given what you have said, conception seems like a bad idea until he has sought help. ...Read more

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I didn't find out I was prego until 15 weeks. I was binge drinking/moderately drinking that whole time. US says baby is ok. Would the us show prob?

I didn't find out I was prego until 15 weeks. I was binge drinking/moderately drinking that whole time. US says baby is ok. Would the us show prob?

No: Fetal alcohol effect reflects a dose related intensity of findings. The original FAS description from France in the 50's came from alcoholics, many of whom died of alcohol related pbs within a year of giving birth. Although no level of alcohol can be considered totally safe, moms have been in your position & had normal outcome. An ultrasound might show some issues, but not all. ...Read more

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I spent 3 days binge drinking this week and barely eating I woke up shaking like mad I think I might have hit my head while drinking?

I spent 3 days binge drinking this week and barely eating I woke up shaking like mad I think I might have hit my head while drinking?

Sounds like: Alcohol withdrawal. It will take a few days for the levels of your blood, fluids, to stabilize. It is also important to note that continuation of this reckless behavior can lead to irreversible consequences. To your Mental Health.

May I suggest seeking help from substance abuse counselor or Mental health practitioner help identify why your engaging in tis sort of behavior. ...Read more

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Can lack of water and food give me fever and make my body heat up and binge drinking only 3 times this week?

Can lack of water and food give me fever and make my body heat up and binge drinking only 3 times this week?

No: No to fever and body heating up, . This sounds however like a fairly un healthy lifestyle for the past week. Hydrate and get some food in you! ...Read more

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How big of a difference can binge drinking make on a man's sperm count. I'm talking 4-7 days a week. Drinking at least 18 beers each day.

How big of a difference can binge drinking make on a man's sperm count. I'm talking 4-7 days a week. Drinking at least 18 beers each day.

Bigger picture: My friend, you have a bigger issue here that involves your alcohol dependence. Get treatment for your alcoholism. The damage you are doing to yourself involves more then just your sperm count. ...Read more

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Returned from a week of binge drinking & had a blood test done next day GGT 275 & HBsAb 2.0 Is alcohol the reason and is my liver damaged?

Returned from a week of binge drinking & had a blood test done next day GGT 275 & HBsAb 2.0 Is alcohol the reason and is my liver damaged?

Let's sober up!: Truth be told, Ms. Deb, I'm glad you wrote. You're liver's not happy about that alcohol, and is hurting, but nothing that won't heal with sobriety. The HBsAb just means you're immune, perhaps immunized. My sense is that you already regret the binge drinking, and realize that the real danger is to your life, your brain, your career, and your relationships with those who love you. Let us help you. ...Read more

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What is binge drinking?

Binging: Is excess drinking over short period of time, for men it is 5 or more standard drinks, and for women it is 4 or more, consumed at least once in a 2 week period. ...Read more

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How do I help my binge drinking?

How do I help my binge drinking?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous. ...Read more

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How can I treat my binge drinking?

Talk to your doctor: Binge drinking like any behavior has triggers of reinforcement. Your doctor can help you with medications, counseling and can refer to aa meetings etc. ...Read more

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What is definition of binge drinking?

What is definition of binge drinking?

Answer: I suspect you'll find out in rehab (if you are asking, you probably need to go.). ...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 exactly is considered "binge drinking"?

What exactly is considered "binge drinking"?

Binge drinking: "according to the national institute on alcohol abuse & alcoholism binge drinking is defined as a pattern of alcohol consumption that brings the blood alcohol concentration (bac) level to 0.08% or more. This pattern of drinking usually corresponds to 5 or more drinks on a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on a single occasion for women, generally within about 2 hours." http://www. Cdc. Gov. ...Read more

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How do you personally define binge drinking?

Too many drinks: Binge drinking could look like a six pack or case of beer, a bottle of wine or a fifth of liquor in one night. There may be less conservative cut off points or more generous allowances by some clinicians although these specified in my opinion are generous. For health maintenance, I would suggest no more than 2 or 3 beers, a glass or two of wine, or one shot glass of hard liquor. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can someone die from a night of binge drinking?

Absolutely: People do die from alcohol toxicity, it can suppress breathing, cause the heart to stop, cause aspiration, vomiting stomach contents into lungs, .
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will kill 50 % of people. ...Read more

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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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Which is worse ---regular boozing or binge drinking?

Boozing/binging: Both are toxic, but more immediate toxicity with heavy drinking over short period (binging). ...Read more

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What can moderate to excessive binge drinking can cause?

Brain Damage: Each time you get a "buzz, " you are killing brain cells. In addition, being drunk causes impaired judgment. This can lead to many bad situations. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Binge drinking?

Binge drinking: This is the patient who can go for long periods of time without touching a drop of alcohol, but will suddenly go through mass quantities of it in a short period of time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does binge drinking affect the health?

Always: Any thing taken in excess is the source of problem. When somebody binge drinks he /she run the risk of having legal, social, relation, financial, professional problems. As the experts advise, every thing in moderation..... ...Read more

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Why do some adolescents think excessive or binge drinking is worth the risk?

Why do some adolescents think excessive or binge drinking is worth the risk?

Binge Drinking: The thoughtful part of a teen's brain is not fully developed, combine that fact with family difficulties and peer pressure and you have a complex combination that can lead to risky behavior. Best. ...Read more

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What is the long term damage that can be caused by infrequent binge drinking?

Memory loss: The most serious medical consequences which can occur as a result of binge drinking are neurological. One can have potentially fatal seizures during the withdrawal phase. If one is not adequately nourished, the areas of the brain involved in memory formation may be damaged permanently (wernicke korsakoff syndrome). Of course there are social consequences, like relationship or legal problems, too! ...Read more

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What negative health effects can weekly binge drinking have on you from fall term?

Multiple: Binge drinking is considered alcoholism. There are many harmful consequences of excessive drinking. Liver failure is an obvious one. But it can also cause cardiac rhthym disorders (such as atrial fibrillation, a.K.A "holiday heart"). It can cause hypertension, depression, erectile dysfunction, insomnia & increases risk for certain cancers. Bottom line is alcoholism of any form is harmful. ...Read more

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What can I do if my insides hurt 2 days after a night of binge drinking. Should I be worried?

You should: I can list host of health problem you might be running in to the most common one are gastritis, pancreatitis, acute liver injury. If you were forcefully throwing up, gastric mucosal tear and the worst case scenario is esophageal tear. Hopefully you are well. ...Read more

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Can there be any well-written books on the subject of alcholism/binge drinking?

100s, maybe 1000s: The book I most recommend is Under the Influence: Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism, by Dr. James Milan. A more personal story, very well written and very poignant, is The Road Less Travelled, by M. Scott Peck. ...Read more

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How to instruct my students in prevention of binge drinking?

How to instruct my students in prevention of binge drinking?

Social Norming ; MI: Many student binge drinkers think everyone drinks until they black out. Provide data and highlight that outside their social circle many of their peers drink less, in moderation, etc. Learn about motivational interviewing techniques to help connect w/ students on this topic and work with their resistance. ...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