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Difference Between Problem Drinker And An Alcoholic
Drinker: Problem drinker is one who drinks because may have a problem and alcoholic is the one who cannot thrive without a drink ...Read more
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
I used to consider myself a social drinker but find myself drinking more and more- when am I an alcoholic?
CAGE Questionnaire: Ask yourself these questions: 1) do you feel the need to cut back on your drinking? 2) are you annoyed when others ask you to stop? 3) do you feel guilty about drinking? 4) do you need an "eye-opener" drink in the morning to get going? More than one 'yes' response to any of these questions raises suspicion of alcohol abuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will I become an alcoholic if I drink every week? I feel like there's no way out, how do I fix this problem?
Weekly pattern: Binge drinking on a weekly basis can develop into alcoholism. Especially if the person shows the inability to stop, blacks out, etc. Try this. Do not make plans for the weekend. Don't go with anyone or do anything socially. Remove all the liquor from your house (put it in the garage or storage if that helps). Then go about your business for the weekend. See how you manage your time. ...Read more
Alcohol ketoacidosis: This illness represents a very severe form of alcoholis when the drinking has been carried on to excess for such a long period of time that the body is nutritionally depleted--both in calories and fluid. This results in an inability to maintain normal metabolism and your body, lacking adequate sugar, starts breaking down fat and turns them into ketoacids, which are toxic and can lead to shock. ...Read more
Hmmmm.: If you are in aa, this is a good question for your sponsor, if newly sober, less than a year, no, but really should not be dating then either. If you are very stable in your recovery and this person has no inclination of a drinking problem them self, then maybe. Really need to be crystal clear on your motifs with this one. Concerns, could be trigger and trying to save other if they have a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I drank vodka shot 32% alcohol. Will I get alcohol poisioning? I'm a regular drinker. Not alcoholic
Vodka shot: This shot of vodka can definitely impair you and can harm. Given that you are a regular drinker, your liver may clear the ethanol faster. A person who is small can indeed be harmed. Friendly advice, now that you have tried, commit to abstain -- be an example and model to friends. Say no more - you protect and preserve yourself / and you truly may save a friend or acquaintence. Do good. ...Read more
Consult nephrologist: Taking care of the kidney problems. Of course subject may drink her/himself to death. Could die from acute alcohol poisoning, liver cirrhosis, kill him/herself in a dui accident or just walk into traffic on a highway. There are many ways to shorten one's life as an alcoholic. ...Read more
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