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Describe The Difference Between A Problem Drinker And An Alcoholic
Alcoholism: Nothing. They both have the disease of addiction. Their disease will eventually lead to their death if they do not get the help that is widely available for alcoholics. I would recommend reading the first five chapters of the book: "alcoholics anonymous" to learn how an alcoholic can be alleviated from their obsession to drink. ...Read more
Cardiomyopathy: Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is often assigned to patients who have a dilated cardiomyopathy, no evidence of coronary artery disease on evaluation and a history of alcohol abuse. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is oneof the causes of cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy can also be idiopathic - or for an unknown reason. ...Read more
12: Liver cirrhosis is the final result of all forms of liver injury which are commonly alcohol, hepatitis c, b, certain drugs etc. Non-alcoholic liver disease is another form of liver injury which is a result of excessive fat deposition in liver cells and can result in liver cirrhosis in later stages. In earlier stages it will be causing liver inflammation also known as steatohepatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Alcohol cardiomyopathy is a type of cardiomyopathy. Other causes can include viral, from heart disease, from hypertension or congenital cardiomyopathy. Alcohol can have a direct toxic effect on the heart muscle itself causing it to enlarge become weak and cause congestion. These other causes may have similar symptoms as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had an etg/ets test done and my count was 9978 etg and 847 ets....I had 2 large beers 36 hours previously but DYFYS is says I am a problem drinker n?
Alcohol intake: The tests you mentioned only say that you had alcohol within the past 5 days. Whether you are a problem drinker depends on other factor. If abstaining from alcohol was part of the agreement you made, you have a problem. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I'm currently an at risk/problem drinker who does not like the direction I'm going in. Would antabuse, (disulfiram) along with CBT, be an option for me?
Drinker: You MUST see a psychologist as soon as possible! Hope things go well. PS: No ant-abuse or CBT until you have met with the psychologist! ...Read more
Aa: See your personal doctor or attend an aa meeting in your area. ...Read more
Yes, yes, and yes: Yes, there is a problem if an alcoholic drinks. Yes, there is a problem if an alcoholic drinks just 5 weeks after having a baby. Yes, there is a problem if an alcoholic drinks and happens to be a parent of a child. The moral of this story is: get everyone together and help stop the drinking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband knows he is an alcoholic but with all the problems in our lives he thinks its understandable- how can I help him see otherwise?
You may not be able: You may have to figure out how much more you can tolerate of his behavior, if he is not willing to seek help you may need to set some consequences for his continued actions. Alcoholics will drink if the sun comes up, until they admit that they just cannot not drink, everything is a reason to continue. Harsh but true for severe problem drinkers. Talk to a professional or counselor, try alanon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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