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Doctor insights on: Diminished Judgement Effect Of Alcohol

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How does alcohol impair drivers judgement?

How does alcohol impair drivers judgement?

Alcohol disinhibits: Which means it causes us to do things we normally wouldn't do. So speeding becomes natural, even through lights. Trying to pass unsafely can cause head on collisions and alcohol causes a loss of ability to acurately judge distances. Alcohol is also sedating and can cause you to nodd off at the wheel. ...Read more

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Is alcohol a stimulant that affects judgement drug that affects judgement hallucinogen that affects judgem?

Is alcohol a stimulant that affects judgement drug that affects judgement hallucinogen that affects judgem?

It's a depressant: The first thing alcohol depresses are our frontal lobes, where our inhibitions live, so initially and in low doses alcohol "disinhibits" making people more likely to socialize, dance or whatever. However, in higher doses its effects are depressant, making people sleepy and ultimately can cause coma and death. It is neither a stimulant nor a hallucinogen in most people. ...Read more

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My friend wants to know, aside from judgement, is 2 weeks post op from breast enlargement long enough to do MDMA and alcohol at festival?

My friend wants to know, aside from judgement, is 2 weeks post op from breast enlargement long enough to do MDMA and alcohol at festival?

No: If your friend is still taking narcotic pain medication like Percocet he or she should not also drink alcohol or do any other drug at the same time. In addition if she has just had a cosmetic procedure and is not fully healed it would not be wise to go out and party and potentially risk opening her incisions, causing and infection, or other such complications. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have diminished alcohol tolerance as you've aged?

Possibly: Especially if you have been a heavy drinker and your liver is no longer functioning as well. ...Read more

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Taking concor 2.5 for 3 y aged 30 y does it effect libido it decreased in last 2 months also not taking alcohol no smoking no red meat eat x-syndrome?

Taking concor 2.5 for 3 y aged 30 y does it effect libido it decreased in last 2 months also not taking alcohol no smoking no red meat eat x-syndrome?

It May: Bisoprol has many side effects. Genitourinary problems include decreased libido, cystitis and even impotence. Check with your doctor about switching to alternative med. Do not discontinue on your own. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whitehead like pimples on my penile shaft with hairs I applied alcohol for bacteria and the pimples have decreased in size and are scab like now help?

Whitehead like pimples on my penile shaft with hairs I applied alcohol for bacteria and the pimples have decreased in size and are scab like now help?

Infected hairs: You're likely to get these from time to time. Showering twice a day with a good antibacterial soap is likely to help. This is not herpes. Alcohol won't help. Let these things heal on their own, or try hot compresses. ...Read more

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Would consuming alcohol on day 1 effect working out on day 2? For l seem to have less energy during workout when I have drinks up to 24 hours prior.

Would consuming alcohol on day 1 effect working out on day 2? For l seem to have less energy during workout when I have drinks up to 24 hours prior.

Alcohol = a toxin: No matter how enjoyable even moderate alcohol drinking may be, the fact remains that it is a toxin for your body -- especially liver and brain. Essentially you're asking your body to process a poison. So, your body will be less efficient both during intoxication and until all traces of alcohol have been processed. Remember that hangover is multifaceted. Be well. ...Read more

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Does alcohol increase fats?

Alcohol: Alcohol calories are usually carbohydrates. But these are unneeded and not nutritional carbohydrates. So, when the liver sees this much sugar they make triglycerides, or fat storage molecules. Thus this sugar is made into fats that can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affects teenage growth?

Does alcohol affects teenage growth?

YES: alcohol use in excess may have many bad side effects on many systems of your body including nutrition, livers, kidney and brain. May result in nutritional deficiencies and hormonal influences affecting growth ...Read more

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Which is worse: alcohol or chocolate?

Which is worse: alcohol or chocolate?

Champagne n choclat: In small amounts (1 standard glass wine/beer etc/day), both alchol and chocolate have been associated with some positive health effects for some, but too much alcohol will damage your kidneys, liver, heart, esophogus n more. Too much choclate will also cause weight gain and the associated health risks. Serious health consequences from alcohol is probably much more common - than chocolate overdo. ...Read more

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Why is rubbing alcohol good for pain?

Topical, right?: I am assuming you mean topically during massage. Rubbing alocohol can do a couple of things to help get a massage deeper into muscles or relax them. First, the temper change and sensation on nerve endings in your skin can help muscles relax. Second, the alcohol acts as a varying lubricant on your skin that changes through out the massage that allows different pressure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What types of alcohol is least harmful?

What types of alcohol is least harmful?

Not methanol: The only drinking alcohol is ethyl alcohol and this is what is contained in most potable beverages. It is not so much the type of drink you are using as it is the amount of ethanol you are consuming on a regular basis. Alcohol is generally harmful only when used to excess. A bottle of beer usually contains about the same amount of etoh as a shot of whiskey. ...Read more

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What is the effect of excessive alcohol?

What is the effect of excessive alcohol?

Excessive alcohol: 1. Addiction
2. Loss of role obligations
3. Poor health
3. Economic loss
4. Legal problems

get professional help, treatment works. ...Read more

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Which organ gets most damaged by alcohol?

Which organ gets most damaged by alcohol?

Your brain, your: Heart, and your liver. So what may be in store are alcohol persistent delusions, alcohol related cardiomyopathy, and cirrhosis of the liver. Why take such a risk? ...Read more

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Medication and alcohol, is it okay to mix?

Medication and alcohol, is it okay to mix?

Some medications: Can be mixed with alcohol - others can't. Please specify which medication and re-ask. ...Read more

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What effect does alcohol have on jealousy?

What effect does alcohol have on jealousy?

It doesn't: It doesn't directly affect. However, alcohol lowers your inhibitions and may unmask suppressed emotions. If you display jealousy after drinking, you most likely are jealous while sober. You just hold it in. ...Read more

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Why would alcohol have such a health anomaly?

Why would alcohol have such a health anomaly?

Alcohol: One of oldest sedative, alcohol can compromise your immune system & depress your cognitive-affective systems, leading, among many others, to such effects. ...Read more

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Do I have an alcohol problem if I like absinthe?

Do I have an alcohol problem if I like absinthe?

Maybe: Absinthe is outlawed and illegal in the us. Some other countries do allow it, but much of the time, it has a very low amount of a potentially dangerous chemical called thujol alkaloids. Or the substance is removed entirely. The thujol alkaloids contained in the absinthe of yore, can cause severe and irreversible liver damage as well as cause hallucinations. I would avoid it. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as residual alcohol build up?

No: Alcohol is generally metabolized at the rate of one ounce per hour. Once all the alcohol is metabolized, it is gone from the body. It does not build up. One can, however, have residual effects from alcohol, especially with heavy drinking. Alcohol can adversely affect every organ in the body, except, interestingly, the kidneys. ...Read more

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How can you safely have alcohol while taking lithium?

How can you safely have alcohol while taking lithium?

Alcohol/Lithium: Absolutely not. You risk further toxicity to your liver, heart & kidneys. Please be careful. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as increased alcohol tolerance?

Alcohol: Sure. Some have high tolerance & are likely to develop dependence, others have low tolerance to even small amounts of alcohol consumed. ...Read more

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How come alcohol changes someone personality so much?

How come alcohol changes someone personality so much?

Disinhibitation: Often alcohol or other substances that change one's impressions, perceptions, attitudes and behavior create what seems a different personality. Usually, it returns to the usual one after the high (and aftermath) are gone. Some stay on the merry-go-round and never do. Core personality is not changed by the alcohol but the inhibitions gone so it looks different. ...Read more

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What is the benefits of me cutting out alcohol completely?

What is the benefits of me cutting out alcohol completely?

You decide: You asked. Either you are marrying a teetotaler, or you have some concerns that you may be losing self-control with respect to alcohol. There is no disadvantage to stopping alcohol use except that your circle of friends is likely to change (perhaps for the better, but if alcohol's important to work-friends, it can be hard.) if looking hard, you think it's hurting you overall, then stop. ...Read more

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I feel like I need alcohol, but I want to quit, what do I do?

See your doctor: Call your doctor. He/she can give you medications to help withdrawal symptoms. Do things to take your mind off alcohol. Drink at least 5 cups of water each day. Tell your family and friends that you are quitting, so they can support you and so they don't try to give you alcohol either. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen when a kid overdoses on alcohol?

Serious consequences: Mental confusion, stupor, coma, vomiting, seizures, slow breathing and possibly death. ...Read more

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What is the average alcohol consuming for a person in his 40's?

There isn't"average": I am unaware of any population study of this. Safe drinking limits for men 21-60 are no more than 2 standard drinks per day (12 oz. Beer, 5 oz. Wine, 1 1/2 oz. 80 proof spirits), and no more than 4 drinks on one occasion. Amounts over that are associated with a number of health and behavioral issues, including increased hypertension and liver problems. For women and men over 60, 1 drink/day. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the effects of alcohol to the body?

Need expert help here. What are the effects of alcohol to the body?

It slowly pickles: Your insides (liver in particular). Your brain becomes addicted to the quick high. Over time your body needs more and more alcohol to get less of a high. The lower your body weight the faster internal damage ; addiction occurs. ...Read more

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What are the effects of st. John's wort and alcohol when taken together?

What are the effects of st. John's wort and alcohol when taken together?

St. John's Wort: St. John's wort is taken to treat mild depression. Alcohol is a depressant, so taken with st. John's wort, does not improve depression. Treat the alcohol problem, then the depression may improve without st. John's wort. ...Read more

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I am 28 and have foetal alcohol syndrome, I was just wondering if it could be inherited by my 3 children?

I am 28 and have foetal alcohol syndrome, I was just wondering if it could be inherited by my 3 children?

FAS: Fetal alcohol syndrome is a label applied to infants where alcohol exposure during pregnancy created toxic effects on otherwise normal tissues. The features range from altered facial appearance & heart defects to injury to brain cells. Add or learning problems is common. This is not genetic & no mom passes it to her kids unless she ingests alcohol during pregnancy & replicates the injuries. ...Read more

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What are alcohol problems?

What are alcohol problems?

See below: If you have consequences from drinking such as physical, emotional, legal, or social difficulties associated with alcohol use, then you may have an alcohol problem. Identifying the problem is the first step toward recovery. You doctor can help you set up a program to curb or eliminate your drinking and put an end to the problems it may have caused. ...Read more

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Sniffing alcohol is it bad?

Yes: Rubbing alcohol is a poison that should not be inhaled or consumed. It is to be used on the skin to clean a wound. It can cause severe metabolic problems and even death if ingested. Ethyl or drinking alcohol should also not be inhaled. The intoxication that occurs from its inhalation can also be fatal. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause hepatitis?

Does alcohol cause hepatitis?

That can be: Associated with hepatitis but there are also infectious forms of hepatitis. ...Read more

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Danger of impaired judgement?

Danger of impaired judgement?

Lots of trouble: The question of course begs judgment for what. Bad judgment in relationships can result in conflicts, victimization, and personal danger, bad judgment in safety related decisions can result in personal harm or put others at risk, bad judgment in finaincial matters can cause financial problems, bad judgment in drinking and driving...Etc. Etc. ...Read more