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Dr. Mark Tosca
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Binge Drinking (Definition)

Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking many alcoholic beverages in a short time. A binge may be 5+ drinks for men and 4+ drinks for ...Read more


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How does binge drinking affect the heart?

How does binge drinking affect the heart?

Alcohol and Heart: Acutely, binge drinking can result in electrolyte imbalance which can cause heart rhythm problems. Chronically, alcohol usage can result in alcohol induced cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Is it common to permanently damage your heart from one episode of binge drinking?

Is it common to permanently damage your heart from one episode of binge drinking?

No: However, alcohol can cause heart rhythm disturbances like atrial fibrillation and supraventricular tachycardias that can cause serious complications, including very low blood pressure, fainting, stroke and even death. Permanent damage to the heart (alcoholic cardiomyopathy) generally comes from many years of very very heavy drinking in susceptible people, and is relatively rare. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my heart is racing after binge drinking?

Could you tell me why my heart is racing after binge drinking?

Alcohol: Alcohol triggered tachyarrhythmias are common. Your body has sent you a message that you don't tolerate lots of alcohol. If you continue using large amounts of alcohol, repeat episodes and toxic damage to the heart are likely in the cards for you. ...Read more

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Why is binge drinking bad for the heart and blood arteries?

Why is binge drinking bad for the heart and blood arteries?

Inflammatory changes: Alcoholic beverages contain ethanol, which is metabolized to acetaldehyde in the body. In binge drinking acetaldehyde levels rise and remain high for many hours after drinking. This causes blood cells called monocytes to become more sticky and attracted to artery walls -- also increases in other factors which cause inflammatory changes in vessels. http://tinyurl.com/la7lzx7. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover fully from heart palpitations and anxiety from weekend binge drinking im on day 6 of recovering still have a symptoms?

How long does it take to recover fully from heart palpitations and anxiety from weekend binge drinking im on day 6 of recovering still have a symptoms?

Palpitations: Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol usually begin 6 to 24 hours after the last drink and can last for up to one week. The severity of the symptoms depends on the amount of alcohol intake and the length of time you have been using it. The symptoms can be very serious and include tremor, insomnia, DTs, seizures and even death. You need to think about going into an alcohol rehab program ...Read more

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How can binge drinking affect happiness?

Depression: Alcoholism is known to cause depression and anxiety among other problems. Not much good to say about alcoholism in any form. Increases risk for high-blood pressure, certain cancers, sleep apnea, heart disease, etc. You need to get help. Reach out to someone. http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone is binge drinking?

Alcoholism: Binge drinking is often one of the most difficult forms of alcohol abuse to treat. The person often doesn't crave alcohol in between episodes and there can be weeks in between but their weakness is that once they start drinking they cannot stop until he either black out or pass out in many cases. The risks are significant. Alcohol poisoning, car accidents, physical fights other activities that are not remembered the next day have landed many people in jail, some for life as a result of binge drinking.Fortunately, for those who cannot control it, there are treatment options. Medicinal treatment options include campral, daily naltrexone, and monthly injections called vivitrol.Alcohol counseling and psychotherapy and treatment of any accompanying psychiatric condition should also be undertaken.Any physical diseases occurring at the same time should also be addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can psychology be used to treat binge drinking?

Can psychology be used to treat binge drinking?

Yes: Different types of psychological therapy can indeed be used to help binge drinking symptoms decrease. Also, 12 step programs if run effectively, in addition to therapy can be very helpful. ...Read more

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