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Doctor insights on: Brain Damage Caused By Alcohol Is Not Permanent

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How much alcohol must an adolescent have to consume to cause permanent brain damage or developmental problems?

How much alcohol must an adolescent have to consume to cause permanent brain damage or developmental problems?

Individual Levels: There is no one answer to this, since each individual is different. However, teenagers should not drink alcohol for a very good reason: their brains are still developing. If you add toxins (e.g., alcohol, nicotine from cigarettes, etc.) to a growing brain, you're only doing it harm. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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What are the most common symptoms of brain damage caused by alcohol abuse?

What are the most common symptoms of brain damage caused by alcohol abuse?

Many symptoms:: Memory problems, anxiety, depression, visual changes, irritability, cravings, delusions, hallucinations, and loss of balance and control. Do not wait until these symptoms develop. Stop drinking alcohol now. See your physician to get help. ...Read more

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How much alcohol does it take to cause brain damage?

How much alcohol does it take to cause brain damage?

Complicated question: With the same amount of alcohol people experience different degrees of impairment and damage. Some people are more vulnerable than others to brain damage due to alcohol. The good news is that most alcohol abusers with cognitive impairment show at least some improvement in brain structure and functioning within a year of abstinence. ...Read more

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How should someone know if alcohol caused them brain damage?

How should someone know if alcohol caused them brain damage?

Abuse: Abusing alcohol has many harmful effects on the nervous system. In absence of other eternal toxic factors, many years of alcohol abuse commonly causes atrophy or "loss of brain cells with a shrunken appearance of the brain". ...Read more

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Does alcohol poisoning cause brain damage?

Does alcohol poisoning cause brain damage?

Yes: Acute and chronic alcoholism affect brain function. Chronic alcoholism may cause dementia. Acute alcoholism may cause delirium, memory lapses or amnesia. The old saying that every single drink of alcoholic drinks kills brain cells is not literarily truth but other changes in the synapsis of neurons do occur. ...Read more

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Does excessive alcohol lead to brain damage?

Does excessive alcohol lead to brain damage?

Yes: To a degree and over time, excessive alcohol can cause long term central nervous system damage. A condition called wernike's can develop. Many other things happen as well that affect the brain. ...Read more

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Can you get brain damage from alcohol at age 22?

Can you get brain damage from alcohol at age 22?

Absolutely: Alcohol can cause brain damage at any age. Chronic use can cause psychosis characterized by anterograde amnesia (inability to form new memories), and confabulation (lying to fill in memory gaps). Withdrawal can cause seizures, hallucinations, and tremors. It can be fatal. ...Read more

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Can the brain damage from drugs and alcohol be reversed?

Can the brain damage from drugs and alcohol be reversed?

Not really.: Once the brain tissue has been damaged by drugs, it is unfortunately lost for good. ...Read more

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Please advise! How much alcohol does one need to drink to get brain damage?

Please advise! How much alcohol does one need to drink to get brain damage?

Alcohol Brain: It is an interesting question and the answer is individual. There are people who can drink a modicum of alcohol over their life and have no brain injury and those who can have severe injury. Binge drinking is probably the worst scenario for your overall health and brain health. I have seen severe alcohol abusers whose brains looked (MRI) and functioned normally even at an advanced age. ...Read more

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Alcohol intoxication lead to brain damage?

Alcohol intoxication lead to brain damage?

Yes: Damage can occur in two ways. The first is acute alcohol poisoning, which can cause brain damage and even death. Long term alcoholism has been know to damage the brain over an extended time. Chronic alcoholism will also damage the liver, which will also have a damaging effect on the brain. ...Read more

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Can alcohol poisoning give you brain damage?

Alcohol Poisoning: Alcohol can damage the brain if done to excess. There is an organic brain syndrome caused from alcohol damage. Delirium tremens is a disorder caused by acute alcohol withdrawl. Yes, alcohol can be very damaging to the brain if used to excess! ...Read more

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What should I do about potential brain damage from alcohol poisoning?

What should I do about potential brain damage from alcohol poisoning?

Damage control: You can first ask for a clear description of the damage from your doctor. Then follow all recommendations for recovery. You should be certain to eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep, avoid any drugs not prescribed by your doctor, consider meditation or Yoga, and attend AA meetings. Consult a Neuropsychologist who can measure the impact and recommend activities to help improve areas of wea ...Read more

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Is a brain MRI used to detect or rule out alcohol induced brain damage?

Is a brain MRI used to detect or rule out alcohol induced brain damage?

Not typically.: Alcohol is a major cause of brain damage, and it has been estimated that one alcoholic beverage kills about 50, 000 neurons. There are about 100, 000, 000, 000 neurons in the brain. By the time the damage is detectable on MRI, there has significant brain damage. ...Read more

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"people who survive alcohol poisoning with brain damage are the ones who survived due to intensive care and remained in a coma for day or more" true?

"people who survive alcohol poisoning with brain damage are the ones who survived due to intensive care and remained in a coma for day or more" true?

Alcohol poisoning: Intensive care treatment in this case is quite important, remaining in a coma for a day or more likely not good as the sooner you come out of a coma the better. ...Read more

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Probability that acute alcohol poisoning from isolated binge (bac of. 50, can't be woken, 8 hour sleep at er) results in permanent brain injury? How?

Probability that acute alcohol poisoning from isolated binge (bac of. 50, can't be woken, 8 hour sleep at er) results in permanent brain injury? How?

Alcohol abuse: It sounds like you're talking about someone you care about. I'm sorry this happened. Pretty much anything can happen if we overuse a drug legal, prescribed, or otherwise. That said it's very difficult situation as usually there's a lot more information that's missing. For example if the person used any benzodiazepine it could result in this. Many other factors. Luck to you and your friend. ...Read more

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Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Not permanent: Brain damage is not the word I would use. Opiate addiction in general can cause long lasting changes to the brain. Suboxone is a type of opiate and completely stopping it can be difficult without other forms of support. It takes time, "months" for the brain to recover. Things such as stress or "triggers" even months to years down the road could cause cravings, possible relapse, meetings help! ...Read more

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Can minimal exposure to cigarette smoke cause permanent brain damage?

Can minimal exposure to cigarette smoke cause permanent brain damage?

Probably not measure: Cigarette smoke affects the lungs, bladder, heart and blood vessels. It might cause some subtle brain damage but the brain has significant barriers to toxins and so the effect if any is probably close to unmeasurable. The toxic effects of smoking are so obvious that quitting is the only rational pathway. ...Read more

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Would common household cleaning products cause permanent brain damage?

Would common household cleaning products cause permanent brain damage?

Many are toxic: Ammonia, bleach and organic solvents are all potentially toxic. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood for chantix to cause permanent or long term brain damage?

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Chantix: I have not heard of Chantix causing that, being used short term. ...Read more

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How long does it take for overbreathing to cause permanent brain damage and loss of its cells?

How long does it take for overbreathing to cause permanent brain damage and loss of its cells?

Unlikely: Hyperventilation on it's own is unlikely to cause permanent brain injury. Metabolic abnormalities causing hyperventilation could cause brain injury unless corrected. ...Read more

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What is permanent brain damage? And how to heal from a perm brain damage caused by illegal drugs or by anything else?!

What is permanent brain damage? And how to heal from a perm brain damage caused by illegal drugs or by anything else?!

Brain healh: The brain is complex and can heal, especially w/healthier choices and lifestyle. Please see your doc who may suggest a neurologist. Also see book called "The Neogenesis Diet & Lifestyle" by Brant Cortright. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm alittle worried that bad diet from childhood has permanent consequences. Healthy weight now, but could high tranfat diet cause perm. Brain damage?

I'm alittle worried that bad diet from childhood has permanent consequences. Healthy weight now, but could high tranfat diet cause perm. Brain damage?

Now it is too late: To correct, yes it is essential to have good balanced diet with calories in early development, a colossal problem for who, now you eat good diet, with vitamins and mineral, don't eat junk food ...Read more

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Does abusing perscription narcotics or add medications cause permanent brain damage?

Yes: It depends on the prescription medication, but there are many that can definitely cause brain damage either directly or indirectly (ie. Causing low blood pressure, low glucose, or not enough oxygen to the brain). The mind altering medications that include opiods or their derivatives are particularly bad when abused. This is why many of these are controlled substances. ...Read more

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How common is it for a baby to get permanent brain damage from encephalitis caused by a virus?

How common is it for a baby to get permanent brain damage from encephalitis caused by a virus?

Not common: Most cases of encephalitis are mild with full recovery. However, in some cases there are permanent neurological consequences which may include personality changes, language difficulties, seizures, memory loss, and partial paralysis. I would be pleased to consult with you further on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can long-term extreme stress cause permanent brain damage or intellectual/concentration/memory problems?

Can long-term extreme stress cause permanent brain damage or intellectual/concentration/memory problems?

Yes: But how is a long story. The first article will be the short version. The second article will be the longer version. I hope you enjoy the reading. It is very enlightening. Best wishes.
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over time, stress damages most cognitive functions.
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iextreme or sustained stress can damage the brain's hippocampus. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to, or loss of, brain tissue due to various etiologies such ...Read more