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Blood Alcohol Content Vs Breath Alcohol Content
Blood Alcohol Level: Currently in the US it is 0.08 % (in all states). In countries like Mali, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) or Saudi Arabia it is 0.00 by Muslim Law. The only countries I could find with a higher Blood alcohol content % were Cyprus at 0.09 (but it is changing to 0.05) & Swaziland. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ends it: By getting the driver or someone else killed, or the license revoked or go to prison. Reaction time and judgement are impaired even at low levels. This is general knowledge. Please take jets away from drinkers. ...Read more
Ethanol clearance: There is wide variation in the metabolism of ethanol. The unhabituated drinker clears ethanol from the blood stream at an approximate rate of 15 to 20 mg/dL per hour. Patients with chronic ethanol abuse can clear ethanol at a rate of 25 to 35 mg/dL per hour, or even faster in some cases. Euphoria and mild deficits in coordination, attention, and cognition are seen w/ BAC of 100 mg/dL. ...Read more
Alcohol effects: When alcohol reaches the brain, it has the ability to delay signals that are sent between nerve cells that control balance, thinking and movement. Specifically, hyper-activation of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) A receptors. Activation of GABAA receptors by GABA tends to decrease neuronal excitability. This leads to impairment of both motor function and cognition following Ethanol consumption. ...Read more
Alcohol intoxication: Signs and symptoms of acute ethanol intoxication vary with severity and can include slurred speech, nystagmus, disinhibited behavior, incoordination, unsteady gait, memory impairment, stupor, or coma. Acute alcohol intoxication can also induce multiple metabolic derangements including hypoglycemia, lactic acidosis, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia, and hypophosphatemia. ...Read more
Not a linear one: It depends on the size and gender of the person. However, your brain function gets impaired with the first drink. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever, so stay away from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Can taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) affect the results of your blood alcohol content breathalyzer test.?
Can contrast dye injections cause a person to have a higher than expected blood alcohol content due to the temporary reduction in kidney function?
Prob not unless: Most diet supplements, unless they contain alcohol or stuff that destroys the liver, will have no effect on blood alcohol level (BAL) after drinking alcoholic beverages. A few (dangerous) dietary supplements interfere with liver metabolism & could RAISE the BAL. It is hard to say without knowing what specific supplement you took; Advocare has 16+ different products. Save your $ and stop taking 'em ...Read more
What is the relationship between overeating and blood alcohol content? During drinking, do people eat more?
Alcohol=sugar: Alcohol is the same as sugar in your body. After consuming any type of sugar, your body produces insulin, the storage hormone of sugar/carbs, to process and store all of that fuel. So, the more you drink, the more Insulin your body must produce to handle this extra sugar fuel, so once you stop drinking, chances are, your body will have produced too much insulin, so you will eat to compensate. ...Read more
Not sure what you: mean by "blood alcohol poisoning." We measure alcohol in the blood, but alcohol poisoning is essentially an overdose of alcohol, which results in unconsciousness, progressing sedation with the potential for vomiting and aspiration with pneumonia, and gradually increasing respiratory depression, which if severe and untreated can lead to death, or survival with brain damage and other complications. ...Read more
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