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Can alcohol abuse cause retina detach?

Can alcohol abuse cause retina detach?

Alcohol abuse: Can create lots of problems. Alcohol can act as a blood thinner which can damage weak small vessels behind the eye near the retina. Please see an opthamologist and also look into a 12 step program or addictions specialist. Peace and good health.

Alcohol Abuse (Definition)

Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can ...Read more


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Can alcohol affect the healing of surgery for detached retina?

Can alcohol affect the healing of surgery for detached retina?

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.

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Can alcohol abuse cause drop foot?

Can alcohol abuse cause drop foot?

Yes: And stopping now can help. Foot drop + 33 year-old female could also be from ms or a cord lesion.

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Can alcohol abuse cause iron deficiency? Thank you

Can alcohol abuse cause iron deficiency? Thank you

Not by itself: Alcoholics may have iron poor diets and may bleed from the stomach lining after drinking causing iron loss. This is why they are often iron depleted.

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Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

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

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What are the causes of cirrhosis of the liver besides alcohol abuse?

See below: Infection with hepatitis b and/or c and non-alcoholic fatty liver associated with obesity are other common causes. See this site for more info. Http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver.

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My dad has liver disease caused by alcohol abuse, he gets better than worse, is this normal?

Yes: Unfortunately, unless he is followed by a gastroenterologist, he will have problems. This is usually associated with delirium, often caused by elevated ammonia levels. Make sure, also, that he is not drinking at all.

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What can I do if my dad has liver disease caused by alcohol abuse, he gets better then worse is this normal?

What can I do if my dad has liver disease caused by alcohol abuse, he gets better then worse is this normal?

Normal for liver dis: Normal for liver disease, dependent upon severity and compliance with treatment/prevention advice.

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Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

No it cannot cause: Hiv. However, it might lead to unprotected sex, which could lead to hiv, since people's judgement is impaired and they are less inhibited under the influence of alcohol.

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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.

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Endoscopy clear, US clear. Heavy binge drinker daily for one year. Now bloods showing low hemogoblin? Can alcohol abuse cause this?

Endoscopy clear, US clear. Heavy binge drinker daily for one year. Now bloods showing low hemogoblin? Can alcohol abuse cause this?

Yes: Your anemia could be secondary to B vitamins being poorly absorbed or other nutrient deficits. Alcohol abuse is associated with same. Formal help with regard to use of alcohol recommended. First things first!

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How long do you have to be drinking to cause the affects of chronic alcohol abuse?

How long do you have to be drinking to cause the affects of chronic alcohol abuse?

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.

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Can long term alcohol abuse cause motor function and balance problems, even after quitting?

Can long term alcohol abuse cause motor function and balance problems, even after quitting?

Alcoholism: Long term alcohol use can cause different neurologic effect and even dementia. some are caused by a vitamin deficiency and other by overt neural damage. Some will resolve to a degree with treatment and cessation of alcohol use and others will not.

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Can hepatits b be caused by chronic alcohol abuse, and is there a cure for it? I am a recovering alcoholic, sober for 12 years. No history of heavy drug use, no needles whatsoever. Quite a past in the sex department, although only 3 partners in sobriety (12

Can hepatits b be caused by chronic alcohol abuse, and is there a cure for it? I am a recovering alcoholic, sober for 12 years. No history of heavy drug use, no needles whatsoever. Quite a past in the sex department, although only 3 partners in sobriety (12

I: I added a link below from the center of disease control that may answer all of your questions in depth. To summarize: you can only catch hepatitis b from: - birth - mom to baby transmission - sharing needles with an infected person - having sex with an infected person - being in direct contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person - sharing a tooth brush or razor with an infected person (because of bleeding with those 2 activities) you cannot catch hepatitis b through breastfeeding, drinking, saliva, sharing utensils, hugging, kissing, touching, coughing or sneezing. 6-10% of adults with hepatitis b go on to have chronic hepatitis b (that means in 90-94% of people, it just goes away). 15-25% of people with chronic hepatitis b will go on to have liver disease.

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Which mental illnesses can long-term alcohol abuse cause or increase the risk of?

Which mental illnesses can long-term alcohol abuse cause or increase the risk of?

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.

Dr. Bernard Godley
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Detached Retina (Definition)

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


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Alcoholism (Definition)

Also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to ...Read more