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Can Alcohol Abuse Cause A Detached Retina
Visibly, it is continuing to drink in ways that are "out of control" despite negative consequences.It is a metabolic disorder where alcohol is not processed normally. Over time tolerance develops, (it takes more to get the desired effect). In later stages there are often withdrawal symptoms when you stop, but not always. Many relapse after abstaining for a while, esp. ...Read more
Yes: Retinal detachment is a very serious condition and surgery to repair it requires that you take very good care of yourself while it heals. Both smoking and alcohol have been demonstrated to increase the risk for retinal damage in patients with other risk factors. I suggest you avoid both while recovering and until your retinal surgeon gives the OK. ...Read more
Memory problems: Long term alcohol abuse can cause something called amnestic syndrome as part of a condition called wernicke-korsokoff syndrome. With such a condition, a person's short term memory is greatly diminished and in severe cases, non-existent. One can imagine the problems not being able to remember any new information can cause. An individual with such a problem can forget all new information. ...Read more
It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which can cause insulin production problems. So this can add to the risk of developing diabetes. Your genetic make up plays the largest role. But drinking can help speed things up ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Addictive Disease: Dr. Nora volkow, head of the natl. Institute for drug abuse describes an addiction as a: brain disease, which causes a person to engage in a behaviors which may lead to dire consequences, the person knows that, but continues the behaviors. It is possible to be addicted to food, gambling, sex, drug or alcohol. Chronic alcohol abuse can adversely affect every organ in the body except kidneys. ...Read more
Can frequent alcohol-abuse consumption for a year and a half cause any major health problems for a young (in 20s) active male?
Maybe: Maybe. Acute gastritis is common from excessive alcohol consumption, for one thing. Too much alcohol does not contribute to good health. Young people often think they're invinsible and believe they can just bounce back from stuff. Such is not always the case. One is liable to make unwise choices while intoxicated. ...Read more
Nephew has alcohol problem. Showed me bottoms (soles) of feet 3/4 of sole of feet were black. Could alcohol abuse cause this and, if so, how serious?
The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid) . The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of ...Read more
Alcohol abuse is also known as Alcoholism. Abuse is the use of a substance (or doing an activity) that the user knows (or has been told by competent authority) that continued use is dangerous or unhealthful. Addiction is escalation of dose/frequency of use, drug/activity seeking, and not doing daily ...Read more
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