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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
327M people helped
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Difference between alcoholic and high functioning alcoholicc?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
327M people helped
Difference between alcoholic and high functioning alcoholicc?

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

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Thomas Stern
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
19 years in practice
133K people helped
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What is the difference between alcoholic and congestive cardiomyopathy?

Dr. Thomas Stern
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
19 years in practice
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What is the difference between alcoholic and congestive cardiomyopathy?

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

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
19 years in practice
856K people helped
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Is there a difference between alcoholic cardiomyopathy and congestive cardiomyopathy?

Dr. Jeff Blixt
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
19 years in practice
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Is there a difference between alcoholic cardiomyopathy and congestive cardiomyopathy?

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 more

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Dr. Sanjay Jain
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
29 years in practice
141K people helped
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What is the difference between non-alcoholic atty liver disease and liver cirhosis?

Dr. Sanjay Jain
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
29 years in practice
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What is the difference between non-alcoholic atty liver disease and liver cirhosis?

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 more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. James Rotchford
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
36 years in practice
948K people helped
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What is the difference between viral and alcoholic hepatitis?

Dr. James Rotchford
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
36 years in practice
948K people helped
What is the difference between viral and alcoholic hepatitis?

Answer is in quest.: Hepatitis means inflammation of liver. This can be caused by viruses, chemicals such as alcohol, too much fat, etc.. ...Read more

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Dr. Murali Chiravuri
Board Certified, Cardiology
36 years in practice
31K people helped
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What are the differences between alcoholic cardiomyopathy and congestive cardiomyopathy?

Dr. Murali Chiravuri
Board Certified, Cardiology
36 years in practice
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What are  the differences between alcoholic cardiomyopathy and congestive cardiomyopathy?

Same: An alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a specific type of cardiomyopathy that can cause heart failure. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
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What are the differences between viral hepatitis and alcoholic hepatitis?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
What are the differences between viral hepatitis and alcoholic hepatitis?

Infection vs toxin: Viral hepatitis occurs after the virus gets into the liver where it injures the tissue while reproducing the virus.The areas involved cannot keep us with the regular liver work and symptoms continue until healing. Alcohol can be processed without liver injury up to a point. After that threshold is exceded it becomes toxic & the liver cells begin to die off & scar ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
13M people helped
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Is there a problem if I have alcoholic drinks when after 5 weeks of deliverying a baby. ?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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Is there a problem if I have alcoholic drinks when after 5 weeks of deliverying a baby. ?

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 more

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
19 years in practice
856K people helped
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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?

Dr. Jeff Blixt
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
19 years in practice
856K people helped

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 more

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Dr. David Sherer
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
652K people helped
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I belive im an alcoholic and i want to know how to fix the problem?

Dr. David Sherer
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
652K people helped

Aa: See your personal doctor or attend an aa meeting in your area. ...Read more

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