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Do Alcoholics Eat
Is it unsafe for an inactive hepatitis b carrier to eat alcoholic food that has been cooked or flamed?
Good for you for being concerned about alcohol. Limiting alcohol consumption is important to protect your liver, especially if you have a viral hepatitis infection.
Heating food that has alcohol in it will evaporate the alcohol, leaving just the taste behind (like a red wine reduction sauce) so these are safe to eat.
Some people avoid all alcohol because of triggers and should be respected. ...Read more
What does anyone suggest I eat & drink? Want to heal liver & clean up my blood was an ugly alcoholic
Stay sober: Congratulations on your very difficult accomplishment. Quiting drinking is a very tough undertaking. Good news is that the liver can usually regenerate especially in a 26 year old men. Make sure to truly minimize the use of tylenol (acetaminophen). I can't tell you specific foods that help the liver heal, but a bit of common sense goes a long way. ...Read more
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Told to eat high fat, low carb? And what are the #s of (low carb)
60 grams QD or so:
No sugar, keep carbs to about 20 per meal. This is the equvialent of a slice of bread or an apple, 1/2 cup of rice, 1/2 cup spaghetti per meal
fatty liver is caused to a large degree by the production in the liver of triglycerides in the process of storing sugars. Fructose is the worst of the sugars because it cannot be directly burned in the krebs cycle must first be stored as trig by liver. ...Read more
Why can't I stop vomiting on Wellbutrin (bupropion)? Everything I eat comes up. I had 2 alcoholic drinks last night & have been terribly sick since why?
I am a recovering alcoholic. I often throw up bright yellow mucus like substance early mornings even before I eat anything. What is going on?
# of things going on:
Throwing up yellow bile can be caused by a number of different circumstances including a malfunctioning pyloric valve, a respiratory infection or excessive dehydration.
No matter which of these conditions you think you may have, see a doctor if you are vomiting with no apparent cause.
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Diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver, cirrhosis& its enlarged. A dr. Told me bein vegan would help is this true? Or can l eat healthier meats?
Get 2nd opinion: Cirrhosis is an extremely serious situation. Non-alcoholic fatty liver -- if this is truly the cause of your cirrhosis (assuming you have cirrhosis) -- is also very serious. If the best recommendation your physician could give is "Go be a vegan", truth be told is you need another physician. Get with a competent gastroenterologist, perhaps at a university. Peace and health. ...Read more
Stinging sensation behind both earlobes right at the top of jaw bone. Mostly happens when I drink alcoholic beverages and sometimes when I eat.
Pain behind ear lobe: May be temporal mandibular joint pain (TMJ) or may be from teeth grinding or may be tooth ache or ear fluid Would follow up with dentist and ENT or assess the symptoms. ...Read more
Hospitalized: non- alcoholic/non-viral hepatitis. Ast:853, alt:710, alp:173, mrcp: dilated exh. Cbd tapering distally. Unable to eat last 4 weeks, fatigued, rt. Abd. Pain. Gi unsure what's happening.
Not sure: If you are getting better, it could be that you passed a single gallstone. Ask your docs if this is a possible explanation. Be well. ...Read more
Its causes problems: Alcoholic is actually not a medical term, however people in aa call themselves alcoholics because for some reason or another alcohol causes problems in their life, health, relationships, legal trouble. Maybe they were just done having it rule their lives, it kept them stuck, from realizing their dreams, maybe they were robbed of their mind, body and spirit. Unfortunately some never see this. ...Read more
An alcoholic is a man or a woman who suffers from alcoholism - they have a distinct physical desire to consume alcohol beyond their capacity to control it, regardless of all rules of common sense. Signs of alcoholism are drinking alone, drinking in secret.
Not being able to limit alcohol. Blacking out. Trouble with the law, relationships or work due to drinking ...Read more
Help with what?: If you want your friend to stop drinking, he or she has to want to or it doesn't work. Alanon is a 12-step organization designed for friends and loved ones of people with alcohol problems, and can help you deal with your concern, anger, guilt and other mixed emotions. We often 'enable' drinkers to keep drinking in ways we don't always understand, and alanon can help reduce this. Don't nag-not helpful. ...Read more
Alcoholism: Alcohol becomes a priority in life. They spend significant time obtaining, using or getting over effects of alcohol. Additionally, alcohol or it's effects may prevent them from family, recreational, occupational or other activities. There body develops a tolerance to alcohol. It takes more alcohol over time to get the same effect. They may drink more or for longer than intends. It impairs them. ...Read more
Alcoholism is a: Progressive condition that starts out as novel drinking, then habitual drinking, then compulsive drinking. It can be chronic or binge in nature and can take weeks or years to develop this pattern. Some say its a bad habit (Rational Recovery) while others say its a disease (Alcoholics Anonymous). Go to a psychologist or perhaps an AA meeting for more information. ...Read more
Not always: Nothing works in every situation. Many experts indicate that an alcoholic must "hit bottom" or have nothing else to lose before they are willing to seek help. There may come a time when family and friends have done all they can and have to sever ties with the alcoholic to prevent themselves from being harmed. ...Read more
Depends: Some people with alcoholism are almost always intoxicated, lose family and friends, can't hold a job, and have every area of their life ruined by their drinking. Other people are very skilled at hiding it, drink alone and can still maintain work and family, but usually it catches up to them. It is less a matter of how much or how often people drink than what bad things alcohol does in their lives ...Read more
Stop drinking: First and foremost, and this can be dangerous in smoke drinkers - if you get morning shakes or severe anxiety, you may need medical help. Use of support groups, including aa, smart recovery, women for sobriety, lifering secular recovery and others. Many people need formal treatment programs which are available in most places. Talk to your doctor about a referral. Your family may need its own help. ...Read more
Good question: Can you be fired for having a disease. They answer would be no, you can't, that discrimination. Can you be fired for your behavior, absolutely. Alcoholism is a disease, yet many alcoholics have done horrific things, they have killed people while driving drunk, there are consequences for this. Having alcoholism explains a lot of bad behavior, however it does not excuse it. ...Read more
You probably don't.: Denial is part of the disorder - so it takes a professional or someone who has experienced it to know. Do your drink more than intended? Do you spend a lot of time drinking or under the effects of alcohol? Have you tried to quit or cut down unsuccessfully? Has your tolerance level ^ed? Do you allow alcohol to put you in harms way. Does alcohol interfere with your relationships or other activities. ...Read more
Great question: There are many stages of alcohol use. When someone is an alcoholic, they drink despite serious side effects and may go into withdrawal if they don't have it. As a screening, I use cage questions: have you felt the need to cut down, annoyed by comments on your drinking, guilt over drinking and do you have a drink when you wake as an eye opener. ...Read more
Behavior: This biggest clue to a potential drinking problem is does the person continue to use despite negative consequences. Harm to their physical, mental or emotional health, or causing problems with work, at home, with other people. Then the denial that goes along with this; not seeing these as a problem from drinking. Defensive about their drinking, blame others for drinking. Can't stop at one drink. ...Read more
Daily drinking: If a person feels a need to drink daily, that is a signal that there is a problem. The cage questioneer can also help. Do they feel a need to cut down on their drinking? Are they annoyed when you say they drink too much? Do they ever feel guilty about their drinking? Have they used an eye opener drink in the morning? Answering yes to one or more of these may indicate a problem. ...Read more