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Does alcohol poisoning cause brain damage?

Does alcohol poisoning cause brain damage?

Yes: Acute and chronic alcoholism affect brain function. Chronic alcoholism may cause dementia. Acute alcoholism may cause delirium, memory lapses or amnesia. The old saying that every single drink of alcoholic drinks kills brain cells is not literarily truth but other changes in the synapsis of neurons do occur. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Can alcohol poisoning give you brain damage?

Can alcohol poisoning give you brain damage?

Alcohol Poisoning: Alcohol can damage the brain if done to excess. There is an organic brain syndrome caused from alcohol damage. Delirium tremens is a disorder caused by acute alcohol withdrawl. Yes, alcohol can be very damaging to the brain if used to excess! ...Read more

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What should I do about potential brain damage from alcohol poisoning?

What should I do about potential brain damage from alcohol poisoning?

Damage control: You can first ask for a clear description of the damage from your doctor. Then follow all recommendations for recovery. You should be certain to eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep, avoid any drugs not prescribed by your doctor, consider meditation or Yoga, and attend AA meetings. Consult a Neuropsychologist who can measure the impact and recommend activities to help improve areas of wea ...Read more

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"people who survive alcohol poisoning with brain damage are the ones who survived due to intensive care and remained in a coma for day or more" true?

"people who survive alcohol poisoning with brain damage are the ones who survived due to intensive care and remained in a coma for day or more"  true?

Alcohol poisoning: Intensive care treatment in this case is quite important, remaining in a coma for a day or more likely not good as the sooner you come out of a coma the better. ...Read more

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Probability that acute alcohol poisoning from isolated binge (bac of .50, can't be woken, 8 hour sleep at er) results in permanent brain injury? How?

Probability that acute alcohol poisoning from isolated binge (bac of .50, can't be woken, 8 hour sleep at er) results in permanent brain injury? How?

Alcohol abuse: It sounds like you're talking about someone you care about .I'm sorry this happened. Pretty much anything can happen if we overuse a drug legal, prescribed, or otherwise. That said it's very difficult situation as usually there's a lot more information that's missing. For example if the person used any benzodiazepine it could result in this. Many other factors. Luck to you and your friend. ...Read more

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Can alcohol poisoning cause constipation and cramps?

Dehydration: Not so much the alcohol specifically, as likely the secondary effect of the dehydration that it causes leading to constipation and abdominal cramps as the earth attempts to move. Also, general muscle cramps from the dehydration and electrolyte issues it can cause. Consider professional detoxification and treatment. ...Read more

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What long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

What long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

Main problem would: Be brain damage. True alcohol poisoning is associated with unconsciousness and potentially slowing down of breathing, which can lead to lack of oxygen and brain damage. In addition, the high dose of alcohol can cause liver inflammation (hepatitis), pancreatitis, gastritis and other problems. If you drank to the point of poisoning, you have an alcohol problem, and should get professional help. ...Read more

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I'm in so much pain can't sleep, what long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

I'm in so much pain can't sleep, what long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

Go to ER: Or see your doctor to diagnose and treat the cause if the pain, do not self medicate with alcohol.Alcohol poisoning can cause death brain, liver and kidney damage, pancreatitis. Gi bleeding........ S. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more