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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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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...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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Why does drinking too much alcohol make us puke?

Why does drinking too much alcohol make us puke?

Too Much Alcohol?: Not everyone has this response, but alcohol can significantly irritate the lining of the stomach...Thus making it easier to have an upset stomach and to lead to nausea, vomiting, and ulcers. Also adding to this potential is that drinking heavily for your body type and experience can lead to alcohol poisoning and thus your body wants to expel anything toxic. ...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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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 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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Does drinking too much alcohol lower your sperm count?

Does drinking too much alcohol lower your sperm count?

Yes, it can: Heavy drinking can ultimately reduce testosterone levels, which in turn may reduce not only sperm counts, but increase the number of abnormal sperm, and affect sperm motility, which may prevent sperm from reaching the egg. Lowered testosterone may also reduce sexual desire and potency, decreasing the ability to have successful intercourse and ejaculate. ...Read more

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My daughter is drinking too much alcohol, she forgets discussions , shouts at her univ age daughter , is hard work and stress the underlying problem?

My daughter is drinking too much alcohol, she forgets discussions , shouts at her univ age daughter , is hard work and stress the underlying problem?

Stress: It is possible that her work is a factor but alcohol in and of itself can cause major difficulties and changes in personality. Encourage her to see a mental health professional for an evaluation. Best. ...Read more

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Could going to church help me stop drinking too much alcohol ?

Could going to church help me stop drinking too much alcohol ?

Not just going....: People find their way out of chemical dependency in many ways, including increasing their spiritual/religious observances. However, the mere act of "going" is not likely to have a major effect. People drink/drug because they are in some kind of pain, usually old trauma, and untreated underlying emotional/psychological issues. Church can be helpful, but mental health workers also help - use both! ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol cause you to have late period?

Can drinking too much alcohol cause you to have late period?

I have not heard of: This as a reason for a delayed period. However, if you are a consistent heavy drinker with alcohol related illness that would be another matter. ...Read more