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What is legal limit on blood alcohol content?

What is legal limit on blood 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 more

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How does a high blood alcohol content impact diabetes?

How does a high blood alcohol content impact diabetes?

Alcohol = calories: 1 gram of alcohol = 7 calories . Check NIH Alcohol calorie calculator http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/Tools/Calculators/Calorie-Calculator.aspx ...Read more

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What effects does a high blood alcohol content level have on driving?

What effects does a high blood alcohol content level have on driving?

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

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How does our blood alcohol content diminish over time?

How does our blood alcohol content diminish over time?

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

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How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

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

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What are the effects of having a high blood alcohol content?

What are the effects of having a high blood alcohol content?

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

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How does someone's weight impact their blood alcohol content?

How does someone's weight impact their blood alcohol content?

Blood alcohol : Alcohol defuses throughout body generally, as opposed to localizing. More mass, less effect, lower perceived blood alcohol level. ...Read more

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What is the difference between blood alcohol content and blood alcohol level?

What is the difference between blood alcohol content and blood alcohol level?

Likely none.: These terms appear to be interchangeable. There is a difference between blood alcohol content by mass and blood alcohol content by volume, since 1 ml blood equals 1.06 grams of blood. These measurements differ in this way in different parts of the world. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between the number of drinks you have and your blood alcohol content?

What is the relationship between the number of drinks you have and your blood alcohol content?

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

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Does diazepam increase blood alcohol content?

Does diazepam increase blood alcohol content?

No, but.: Diazepam does not increase blood alcohol content. Diazepam will add to the depressant effect of the alcohol, so the person who is drinking alcohol will appear more drunk. ...Read more

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Tell me difference between bac (blood alcohol content) and bal (blood alcohol level)?

BAL: Blood alcohol level (BAL) = Blood alcohol content (BAC) = Blood ethanol concentration. BAL is used to identify alcohol intoxication. BAL measures alcohol concentration in blood using mass per volume. ...Read more

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What's the difference between bac (blood alcohol content) and bal (blood alcohol level)?

What's the difference between bac (blood alcohol content) and bal (blood alcohol level)?

BAL Vs BAC: Blood alcohol level (BAL) = Blood alcohol content (BAC) = Blood ethanol concentration. BAL is used to identify alcohol intoxication. BAL measures alcohol concentration in blood using mass per volume. ...Read more

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Do advocare diet supplements effect ones blood alcohol content?

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

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What is the relationship between overeating and blood alcohol content? During drinking, do people eat 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

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What is the difference between someone's blood alcohol level and breath alcohol level?

What is the difference between someone's blood alcohol level and breath alcohol level?

They are similar: Breath alcohol levels relate to blood alcohol levels. They are used because of the problems of getting ready access to blood alcohol levels - which is the gold standard for predicting effects from alcohol. ...Read more

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Blood alcohol 129mg is that bad? Is it passed the legal limit?

Blood alcohol 129mg is that bad? Is it passed the legal limit?

Blood alcohol level: That is higher then the drug alcohol level limits for driving for every country that I am aware of in the world except for possibly Swaziland. ...Read more

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What happens with blood alcohol poisoning?

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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Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

No, but: Drinking alcohol will affect blood sugars. For those with diabetes, a transient high blood sugar (because alcohol is sugar) may be followed by low blood sugar later. ...Read more

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