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Does Alcohol Affect The Brain Centers Equally
Many ways: Classic is cerbellar atrophy affecting coordination and balance. Also, may see general atrophy with multiple cognitive issues. Wernicke-korsakoff can cause short-term memory loss, and behavioural changes. Epilepsy can also develop. The valium issues are rather milder, but habituation, sedation, seizures upon stopping may be seen. ...Read more
Relative: That is a relative question. You can damage the brain with just one big binge. ...Read more
Alcohol: Amount & duration of drinking.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on extent: Studies show that teenage consumption of alcohol and drugs on the developing brain can permanently alter its development. If it was a small amount, it will likely be OK. It is a good idea to have open discussions with teens about the dangers of drugs and alcohol - and to create a policy where you will pick them up if they are even in a situation where drugs and alcohol are present. ...Read more
You need to stop: Use. Consider working with an addiction medicine specialist if you are having difficulty stopping. Have you had a neurological workup to determine what damage has been done. Evaluation is done before a treatment plan is established. Take care. ...Read more
What part of the brain reacts to alcohol? I no longer feel the effects of alcohol. What could be wrong?
Tolerance: Alcohol permeates the entire brain. It is not a good idea to be drinking alcohol on top of clonazepam. Your brain has developed tolerance to alcohol which means you are getting close to alcohol addiction if not already there. I would recommend that you consult with your physician to get off the alcohol safely. ...Read more
What happens if alcohol kills brain cells, but we only use 10% of our brains is it really that bad for you?
I know that there are chemicals that affect our brain in choclate and alcohol. are there in other food and drinks? and what effects do they have?
Foods are chemicals: many foods contains chemicals that influence brain activity, like coffee ...Read more
Depends on you: If you are indeed an alcoholic, and have an associated nutritional deficiency, you could acquire wernicke-korsakoff syndrome with incoordination, gait imbalance, visual problems, confusion, and memory loss. Not unique if alcohol abuse to eventually develop brain atrophy and dementia. However, all is secondary to abuse, as moderation does not result in the above. ...Read more
Acute and chronic:
Acute: impair psychomotor abilities
chronic: may damage or kill brain cells. ...Read more
Yes: With acute intoxication the brain chemistry is altered, alcohol withdrawal, brain chemistry is altered and if dependence to alcohol develops, brain chemistry is altered. Any drug including alcohol has a direct effect on the brain, its neurotransmitters, it may cause some neurotrasmitter levels to go up and some to go down. The brain "tries" to adapt to what you do to it, but their are consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steroids: I don't believe there is anything like neurosteroids. Please be specific. ...Read more
No: Fetal ethanol exposure has been shown to decrease both cellular and behavioral responsiveness to neurosteroids, . ...Read more
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