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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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How much alcohol affects the brain in negative ways and can permanently damage your health/put you at risk for alcoholism?

How much alcohol affects the brain in negative ways and can permanently damage your health/put you at risk for alcoholism?

Alcohol affects vary: With body wt, gender, age, genetics, food consumed, beverage concentration, other drugs ingested, & tolerance. Any amount affects the brain. 5+ drinks kill brain cells, decreases rem sleep, lowers inhibitions & reasoning, impairs reflexes & coordination, etc. Guidelines for moderate drinking = male: max 4 drinks/day, 16/week; female: 3/day, 12/week. Greeleypsychologist.Com/alcohol.Xhtml. ...Read more

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Can one get brain damage from marijuana?

Can one get brain damage from marijuana?

Not usually: Occasional use of low dose marijuana does not appear to cause damage. Repeated use of high doses can cause damage. If associated with use of other bad drugs, poor nutrition, addiction behavior, the outcome can be severe. ...Read more

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Can i get nerve damage from drinking alcohol over a long period of time?

Can i get nerve damage from drinking alcohol over a long period of time?

Lots of "it depends": Lots of "it depends..." when trying to answer your questions. (how much? How long? Etc.) but the short answer is, absolutely yes. Alcohol is a poison to your nervous system. ...Read more

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Is liver damage from alcohol linked to one's tolerance for alcohol? Would someone get drunk quicker with a damaged liver? Or the reverse?

Is liver damage from alcohol linked to one's tolerance for alcohol? Would someone get drunk quicker with a damaged liver? Or the reverse?

It depends.: The liver uses an enzyme to metabolize alcohol. Initially, before liver disease begins, the liver can produce more of that enzyme with increasing alcohol consumption, allowing you to tolerate more alcohol. Once liver damage begins to occur, however, the liver is not able to make as much of that enzyme, and you may get drunk were quickly. If you have liver damage, you should drink no alcohol at all ...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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If a mother smokes marijuana at 7 or 8 months pregnant what effect can that have on the childs eyes? Can smoking marijuana while pregnanr lead to glaucoma? What else can it lead to?

If a mother smokes marijuana at 7 or 8 months pregnant what effect can that have on the childs eyes? Can smoking marijuana while pregnanr lead to glaucoma? What else can it lead to?

There : There is not a ton of research in this area, but the research that has been done suggests that smoking marijuana in pregnancy can lead to: low birth weight behavioral problems poor growth physical abnormalities lower iq language comprehension and memory problems i have found no research regarding glaucoma as a possible effect. I am not sure if you are smoking marijuana while pregnant or if it is someone you know, but i strongly urge the person in question to stop smoking marijuana right away in order to avoid any of the potential harmful effects listed above. ...Read more

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What is permanent brain damage ? and how to heal from a perm brain damage caused by illegal drugs or by anything else?!

What is permanent brain damage ? and how to heal from a perm brain damage caused by illegal drugs or by anything else?!

Brain healh: The brain is complex and can heal, especially w/healthier choices and lifestyle. Please see your doc who may suggest a neurologist. Also see book called "The Neogenesis Diet & Lifestyle" by Brant Cortright. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can alcohol use at a young age damage your brain more than as an adult?

Can alcohol use at a young age damage your brain more than as an adult?

Yes: The effects of alcohol, like most drugs, are dose dependent. A sip of wine is unlikely to hurt anyone, but getting rip-roaring drunk can cause damage. That said, when a person is younger their brain is still developing, sometimes into their twenties. It stands to reason that a brain that is still developing will be more affected than an adult brain. All the more reason for kids to avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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Have 30 percent optic nerve damage due to open angle glaucoma. How many years would it take to incur this amount of damage?

Have 30 percent optic nerve damage due to open angle glaucoma. How many years would it take to incur this amount of damage?

Variable: Glaucoma tends to be a slowly progressing condition. Damage typically occurs over many months or years; however. It also depends on how high your eye pressures are. People with very high eye pressures may develop damage more quickly. It is very important to have regular follow up with you eye md to ensure your eye pressures are controlled adequately. ...Read more

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Can marijuana worsen symptoms of nerve damage from B12 deficiency if so can it be reversed so i can smoke again? Don't tell me its bad for me etc..

Can marijuana worsen symptoms of nerve damage from B12 deficiency if so can it be reversed so i can smoke again? Don't tell me its bad for me etc..

Don't know of...: Any data on effects of weed on neuro effects of B12 deficiency. Neuro effects of B12 deficiency often (not always) reversible (at least somewhat, if not totally), with appropriate rx. ...Read more

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Can a bad case of babesiosis still leave liver damage after 20 years and can alcohol make it worse at this point?

Can a bad case of babesiosis still leave liver damage after 20 years and can alcohol make it worse at this point?

Doubt it: Most likely cause of liver damage is alcohol you may be consuming. Also check if you have other causes of hepatitis (infectious or non-infectious). ...Read more

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Could getting super drunk affect teens in their developing ages (12-16) or cause brain damage, ruin development-long and detailed answer please?

Alcohol is a Chemica: Alcohol is a strong chemical with potential to damage organs of the body when it is consumed in excessive quantities. The major organs damaged include liver, brain and stomach. So watch out as you will lose a few brain cells every time you exceed 2 drinks in one day. ...Read more

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I quit smoking at 28 weeks pregnant. Can any damage can be reversed before the baby is born, or did I wait too long to make a difference?

I quit smoking at 28 weeks pregnant. Can any damage can be reversed before the baby is born, or did I wait too long to make a difference?

Never too late: It is never too late to quit smoking! There are many women who never quit and they deliver stable babies. Of course research has definitively shown that smoking can increase the risk for several medical issues, but stopping at any time provides beneficial affects, as the baby continues to grow and mature inside you throughout the whole pregnancy. Great job quitting and congratulations! ...Read more

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Dr.Use dexamethasone for lungs damage infection toxoplasma but not respond. My baby must to die or not? By olny the way ... Down respirator ?

Dr.Use dexamethasone for lungs damage  infection toxoplasma but not respond. My baby must to die or not? By olny the way ... Down respirator ?

Oh so sorry: It sounds like the doctors are doing everything they can to save your little baby. It's lungs still have a chance, we can only hope until it is over. I will keep you in my special prayers. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

damage to, or loss of, brain tissue due to various etiologies such ...Read more