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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can too much dopamine after exercise lead to psychosis? Can too much dopamine leave one up all night long.
Not likely to either: However what is too much in both questions? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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