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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Blackouts (Definition)

These can be thought of as having no memory or what happened during a specific period of time. As an example, patients can drink enough alcohol to experience blackouts, i.e., they have no idea what they did, where they were, or who they were with while ...Read more


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How does alcohol react with diabetes medication (ganuvia)?

How does alcohol react with diabetes medication (ganuvia)?

No significant : Interaction

We advise our patients to have no more than 1 alchoholic beverage daily, with, not separate, from meal. ...Read more

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How will I know what does alcohol/smoking do to someone with diabetes?

How will I know what does alcohol/smoking do to someone with diabetes?

Both are toxins: And will worsen the risks of diabetes and accelerate diabetes complications. Both, however, are controllable and avoidable. ...Read more

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After years of drinking, is it more common to experiencing alcohol blackouts?

No.: Anyone with "alcoholic blackouts" especially recurrent in the setting of years of drinking needs evaluation by physician. ...Read more

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How can alcohol affect diabetes?

How can alcohol affect diabetes?

Alcohol adds: Calories to your intake and can increase weight. Alcohol without food can lead to low blood sugar. Alcohol can interact adversely with many medications. Alcohol can diminish your judgement and prevent you from following your diabetes care plan with compliance. Alcohol in excess can poison your liver and pancreas. ...Read more

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How should one minimize alcohol related blackouts?

How should one minimize alcohol related blackouts?

Alcohol blackouts: Get help to stop drinking alcohol. Blackouts from drinking alcohol are dangerous and a sign of alcohol abuse. Talk to your pcp, consider going to an AA meeting. See: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/alcoholism-and-alcohol-abuse.htm Be safe. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Wat can cause a blackout, no drugs or alcohol were being used?

Wat can cause a blackout, no drugs or alcohol were being used?

Go to the Doctor: If that is the case you need to see your doctor this week. Please sign off of the application and get in to the family clinic to see your physician. ...Read more

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I have a diabetes, and i just can't leave taking alcohol atleast twice a week. How can I control my diabetes?

I have a diabetes, and i just can't leave taking alcohol atleast twice a week. How can I control my diabetes?

Self control: Hi! If you have diabetes, drinking alcohol or soda is just adding extra sugar into your system. It will complicate the ability to control your diabetes. If you are drinking twice a week, I would encourage you to reduce it to once a week then discontinue completely. If you drink with friends or family, ask them to support your effort to stop drinking to save your body from diabetic complication. ...Read more

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Does sugar alcohols affect diabetes?

Does sugar alcohols affect diabetes?

Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read more

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What affect does alcohol have on type 2 diabetes?

What affect does alcohol have on type 2 diabetes?

Moderate OK: It is ok to drink moderately if you have diabetes, but remember alcohol has calories and needs to be considered as part of your dietary intake. Also, alcohol without food can lead to low glucose later. Rarely, alcohol can interact with some medications. ...Read more

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How does alcohol effect a person's kidneys if he has diabetes?

How does alcohol effect a person's kidneys if he has diabetes?

Okay in moderation: It is important to know that alcohol has no proven cardiovascular benefits. The french study that shows benefit with daily 2 oz of wine was biased by the fact that persons using wine, not beer, were better off financially i.e. Took meds, saw docs, had insurance. Note, neither grape juice, used in wine, and other alcohols have no benefit for heart. Remember, the french benefit from selling wine. ...Read more

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How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

Via filtration: The role of alcohol has dual properties to someone who has diabetes. Ironically alcohol alone has a lowering effect on blood glucose since its largely metabolized by the liver. It can halt production of glucose by the liver. On the other hand the increased carb load that is associated with e. G beer contribute to increased blood glucose which gets filter by the kidneys. ...Read more

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Can you have blackouts of memory without? It being caused by alcohol or any concussion?

Can you have blackouts of memory without? It being caused by alcohol or any concussion?

Yes: Amnesia may be caused by seizures, tumors, psychiatric issues, stroke and by transient global amnesia — a curious phenomenon with loss of memory and repetitive questioning which usually disappears completely after a brief while. ...Read more

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Blackouts: alcohol induced low glucose (never before did this) — does it cause permanent damage? Should I be seen?

See your doc: Any alcohol related blackout should be taken seriously. Whether you are diabetic, if you are blacking out you are having a problem with drinking. While any damage from one incident is not likely to be great, the long term of effects of drinking and blacking out are serious and progressive both physically and psychologically. You probably should not be drinking. ...Read more

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What causes blackout after drinking alcohol?

What causes blackout after drinking alcohol?

It's theorized that: Alcohol consumption impairs the transmission of neurotransmitters in the hippocampus of the brain especially gaba/ gamma amino-butyric acid and n methyl d aspartate, thus causing the black out. Bottoms up! http://en. M. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/blackout_(alcohol-related_amnesia). ...Read more

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Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also, heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which can cause insulin production problems. So this can add to the risk of developing diabetes. Your genetic make up plays the largest role. But drinking can help speed things up ...Read more

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What if someone is driving and blackout with no alcohol or drugs present?

What if someone is driving and blackout with no alcohol or drugs present?

Below: The problem of blackouts without alcohol or drugs induced is quite long.
It is important to see your DR and have an accurate DX made.

For example: low blood sugar, seizures, etc. ...Read more

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I am almost 21 and I have type 1 diabetes I'm curious. Is it ok to drink a drink or two that have low alcohol percentage?

I am almost 21 and I have type 1 diabetes I'm curious. Is it ok to drink a drink or two that have low alcohol percentage?

Concerns: About ketone overproduction leading to acidosis with alcohol consumption exist. Drunkeness can lead to impaired consciousness and you made not detect a low blood sugar which can lead to death. Be careful and aware of your condition. ...Read more

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Is it possible to drink alcohol if I have diabetes?

Is it possible to drink alcohol if I have diabetes?

How much, how often: An occasional drink is generally not harmful to most diabetics, but it depends on how "brittle" their diabetes is. In people who are not well controlled, alcohol will worsen that control. Safe drinking limits in men (2 standard drinks/day) and women and older men (1 drink/day) are not recommended in people with diabetes. You should talk to your doctor, who knows your situation, to get advice. ...Read more

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Can patients with diabetes mellitus consume alcohol?

Can patients with diabetes mellitus consume alcohol?

Yes, in moderation: We recommend no more than 1 daily, but with food ...Read more

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How does a high blood alcohol content impact diabetes?

How does a high blood alcohol content impact diabetes?

Alcohol = calories: 1 gram of alcohol = 7 calories.

Check NIH Alcohol calorie calculator

http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/Tools/Calculators/Calorie-Calculator.aspx ...Read more

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Possible for stress to cause blackouts while drinking alcohol?

Possible for stress to cause blackouts while drinking alcohol?

Mutual support helps: Keep it simple: consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous. The alcohol is what causes the blackouts, not the stress. ...Read more

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Can a person who has diabetes mellitus have alcohol levels in their blood, even though they don't drink?

Can a person who has diabetes mellitus have alcohol levels in their blood, even though they don't drink?

No.: The only thing that will cause measurable levels of ethanol in the blood is consuming ethanol (alcohol found in beer, wine & liquor/mixed drinks). ...Read more

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What happens to my body when I experience an alcohol induced blackout? This experience, while frequent, only occurs from spirit. Not beer/wine. Why?

Beer blackouts: Beer and wine have lower percentage of alcohol compared to spirits like vodka etc.
Question you need to ask yourself is "am i an alcoholic and what should I do about it" get help. Google aa. ...Read more

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Does drinking on anti-depressants lead to fewer inhibitions and blackouts than just drinking alcohol when not on medicine?

Does drinking on anti-depressants lead to fewer inhibitions and blackouts than just drinking alcohol when not on medicine?

More risky: Alcohol can have serious interactions with antidepressants because of combined effects on your central nervous system. Always check with your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking an antidepressant. If you're having blackouts, see your pcp without delay to be checked. Be safe! ...Read more

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Are there any studies that link Lexapro (escitalopram) and alcohol use to blackouts? I see a lot of people reporting that side effect

Yes: Alcohol alone can cause blackouts. Combining it with a variety of medications that also act on the brain intensifies the effect. Check for interactions on Drugs.com or some related website. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent alcohol blackouts? I used to be able to drink a lot and now I don't even feel drunk anymore without blacking out

Is there any way to prevent alcohol blackouts? I used to be able to drink a lot and now I don't even feel drunk anymore without blacking out

Yes there is.: DON'T DRINK to excess!!!!! Blackouts are an indication that you are drinking more than is healthy, and if you cannot moderate your drinking, it is an even greater indication that you have developed an alcohol use disorder, aka alcoholism. Blackouts are associated with the possibility of later permanent damage to your memory, as well as increasing the chance of accidents&unwanted sexual activity. ...Read more

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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Diabetes (Definition)

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