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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Brain Damage From Alcohol At Age 22

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Can you get brain damage from alcohol at age 22?

Can you get brain damage from alcohol at age 22?

Absolutely: Alcohol can cause brain damage at any age. Chronic use can cause psychosis characterized by anterograde amnesia (inability to form new memories), and confabulation (lying to fill in memory gaps). Withdrawal can cause seizures, hallucinations, and tremors. It can be fatal. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Please advise! how much alcohol does one need to drink to get brain damage?

Please advise! how much alcohol does one need to drink to get brain damage?

Alcohol Brain: It is an interesting question and the answer is individual. There are people who can drink a modicum of alcohol over their life and have no brain injury and those who can have severe injury. Binge drinking is probably the worst scenario for your overall health and brain health. I have seen severe alcohol abusers whose brains looked (MRI) and functioned normally even at an advanced age. ...Read more

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What should I do about potential brain damage from alcohol poisoning?

What should I do about potential brain damage from alcohol poisoning?

Damage control: You can first ask for a clear description of the damage from your doctor. Then follow all recommendations for recovery. You should be certain to eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep, avoid any drugs not prescribed by your doctor, consider meditation or Yoga, and attend AA meetings. Consult a Neuropsychologist who can measure the impact and recommend activities to help improve areas of wea ...Read more

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Does excessive alcohol lead to brain damage?

Does excessive alcohol lead to brain damage?

Yes: To a degree and over time, excessive alcohol can cause long term central nervous system damage. A condition called wernike's can develop. Many other things happen as well that affect the brain. ...Read more

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How much alcohol does it take to cause brain damage?

How much alcohol does it take to cause brain damage?

Complicated question: With the same amount of alcohol people experience different degrees of impairment and damage. Some people are more vulnerable than others to brain damage due to alcohol. The good news is that most alcohol abusers with cognitive impairment show at least some improvement in brain structure and functioning within a year of abstinence. ...Read more

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How should someone know if alcohol caused them brain damage?

How should someone know if alcohol caused them brain damage?

Abuse: Abusing alcohol has many harmful effects on the nervous system. In absence of other eternal toxic factors, many years of alcohol abuse commonly causes atrophy or "loss of brain cells with a shrunken appearance of the brain". ...Read more

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Can the brain damage from drugs and alcohol be reversed?

Can the brain damage from drugs and alcohol be reversed?

Not really.: Once the brain tissue has been damaged by drugs, it is unfortunately lost for good. ...Read more

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How much alcohol must an adolescent have to consume to cause permanent brain damage or developmental problems?

How much alcohol must an adolescent have to consume to cause permanent brain damage or developmental problems?

Individual Levels: There is no one answer to this, since each individual is different. However, teenagers should not drink alcohol for a very good reason: their brains are still developing. If you add toxins (e.g., alcohol, nicotine from cigarettes, etc.) to a growing brain, you're only doing it harm. ...Read more

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Alcohol intoxication lead to brain damage?

Alcohol intoxication lead to brain damage?

Yes: Damage can occur in two ways. The first is acute alcohol poisoning, which can cause brain damage and even death. Long term alcoholism has been know to damage the brain over an extended time. Chronic alcoholism will also damage the liver, which will also have a damaging effect on the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more