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Doctor insights on: Can Drinking Too Much Alcohol Shrink The Brain

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Can drinking too much alcohol shrink the brain?

Can drinking too much alcohol shrink the brain?

Yes: Chronic alcohol abuse can cause atrophy or shrinage of the brain. Imaging studies such as ct scan of the brain can show enlargment of the ventricles and sulci which are "empty" fluid filled areas of the brain and correspond with shrinkage of healthy brain tissue. Animal studies of rodents exposed to chronic alcohol show loss of neurons or brain cells in parts of the brain. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol lead to depression?

Can drinking too much alcohol lead to depression?

Works both ways: Drinking can lead to depressive symptoms depressive symptoms can lead to drinking. In either case help is available and people with depression and/or drinking problems should get help. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water or other liquids cause ones kidneys to shut down?

Can drinking too much water or other liquids cause ones kidneys to shut down?

Kidneys: Drinking water should not cause your kidneys to shut down. Stay well hydrated is actually beneficial to the kidney function. Not getting enough fluids can hurt the kidneys. Certain other beverages have been show to have some impact on kidney function. Diet sodas have been linked to a higher risk of kidney issues in one study. Too much alcohol can be a problem too. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol lead to diabetes?

Can drinking too much alcohol lead to diabetes?

Yes, sometimes: In very heavy drinkers, damage to the pancreas can occur (pancreatitis), which if it occurs many times can damage the ability of the pancreas to make both Insulin and digestive enzymes. The lack of Insulin can lead to a form of diabetes resembling juvenile or type 1 diabetes. In diabetics, alcohol worsens control in a number of ways, and is also a high calorie "food" - twice the calories of sugar. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water hurt the lungs?

Can drinking too much water hurt the lungs?

Water: No, excessive water drinking( gallons) can cause electrolyte disturbance in the body. ...Read more

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Can you damage your body by drinking too much water too quickly?

Can you damage your body by drinking too much water too quickly?

Sometimes: If you drink too much water in a short period of time such as a gallon in a 1 to 2 hour period this can cause hyponatremia which can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it possible for drinking too much to kill brain cells and cause brain damage?

Is it possible for drinking too much to kill brain cells and cause brain damage?

Yes: Excessive alcohol consumption clearly leads to brain cell injury and , over time, can lead to a type of brain damage called encephalopathy. It can also lead to seizures ("rum fits"). This kind of drinking causes damage to other parts of the body as well. Primarily, the liver and kidneys. It can cause anemia and depress the immune system. Brain injury occuring while drinking leads to a worse outcom ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol in a setting triggers hypertension?

Can drinking too much alcohol in a setting triggers hypertension?

It will not: cause long term high blood pressure. If you binge drink. The stress may cause you blood pressure to rise short term. But drinking steady over a long period of time can also be harmful ...Read more

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Can too much alcohol cause depressed reflexes?

Yes!: Research have shown that acute alcohol intoxication results in diminished cognitive and psychomotor abilities. More importantly, this results in an increased number of alcohol-related accidents and deaths due to impaired performance of motor tasks such as tracking, and reaction time. Additionally, alcohol use tends to inhibit responses in go/no-go tasks, thereby complicating easier tasks. ...Read more

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What is damage to the liver apart from drinking too much alcohol?

What is damage to the liver apart from drinking too much alcohol?

Many things: Liver toxic drugs, viral or bacterial infections, liver or other cancers, blockages of the bile ducts, autoimmune diseases, heart/lung failure, and others. ...Read more

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Does too much caffeine in the diet daily cause pancreatitis?

Does too much caffeine in the diet daily cause pancreatitis?

Best to avoid: Pancreatitis is an inflammation of a gland near your stomach that produces enzymes. The most common triggers are from stoppage of gallbladder, alcohol intake or medications. Many times we cannot determine the trigger. While I have not seen an initial bout i linked to caffeine, its use may further inflame the pancreas or cause you to loose fluids you need to heal. Would be best to avoid. ...Read more

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Could drinking too much one night affect how much i can drink in the future?

Could drinking too much one night affect how much i can drink in the future?

Maybe: It could, some may drink too much on a given night and realize it caused problems, made them feel ill or caused behavior they regredted etc and not repeat that kind of drinking again. However if you find you tend to drink more, maybe you can drink more than those around you, and with time need more alcohol to acheive the same effect this could be a sign of an alcohol problem. ...Read more

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How is brain affected when a person passes out from drinking too much alcohol?

Loss of brain cells: Using too much alcohol can kill brain cells. If you pass out you have definitely had to much and it is time to cut back or stop completely ...Read more

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How can too much sugar affect the heart?

How can  too much sugar affect the heart?

Sugar: Heart Disease: Excessive and rapid intake of sugar, as occurs when drinking sugared drinks, causes Insulin spikes which cause the lining of blood vessels to form plaques (blockages) that cause the organ to malfunction eg heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, leg pain &nerve damage. Low glygemic index foods release sugar slower, so the blocking effect is limited. ...Read more

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Does too much consistent bendaryl consumption lead to side effects or even brain damage?

Does too much consistent bendaryl consumption lead to side effects or even brain damage?

Not brain damage: Benadryl, or diphenhydramine, is a commonly used drug to treat allergies and to assist in sleep. The side effects are well known and include: sedation, dizziness, disturbed coordination, epigastric distress, and thickening of bronchial secretions. Nervous system side effects uncommonly include confusion and dystonic reactions such as torticollis - very rare cases of severe neurologic side effects. ...Read more

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Help please? How much alcohol can the liver process?

Help please? How much alcohol can the liver process?

Depends.: This depends on many factors, including prior drinking history, genetic predisposition, and other medical illnesses. Regardless, Current recommendations say that anything more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men is probably not healthy on a routine basis. Moderation is key. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can too much wine damage your stomach lining?

Can too much wine damage your stomach lining?

Yes : And not only stomache lining , so don't do t his to u self. ...Read more