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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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How much would I have to drink to get alcohol poisoning?

How much would I have to drink to get alcohol poisoning?

Enough: Don't find out. Just asking the question indicates one is planning on drinking too much and wants to find the "limit". Don't go there. And alcohol poisoning can end in death quickly. ...Read more

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If you drink nearly pure alcohol, can you die from alcohol poisoning?

If you drink nearly pure alcohol, can you die from alcohol poisoning?

Yes: And it does not have to be nearly pure alcohol. The toxicity is dose related. Enough alcohol of any purity can lead to death from alcohol poisoning, particularly in youth. ...Read more

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Will i ever be able to drink again after having alcohol poisoning and almost dying?

Will i ever be able to drink again after having alcohol poisoning and almost dying?

Alcohol poisoning: I think your question should be rephrased to "will i ever learn from my worst experience?". Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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When I drink I get really cold, to the point where my entire body is shaking, is this considered alcohol poisoning?

Yes: Alcohol is a toxin and therefore a poison to everyone. Some people are more sensitive than others. You are obviously having having a reaction to the alcohol and i would definitely recommend you leave it off. ...Read more

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Can you have alcohol poisoning the day after drinking? I feel awful, had approx 10 drinks in 6 hours. Blacked out don't remember end of night.

Can you have alcohol poisoning the day after drinking? I feel awful, had approx 10 drinks in 6 hours. Blacked out don't remember end of night.

Hangover: I am really glad you have to ask, because this tells me this is the first time you have done this, and that you won't do it again. This is to be expected when you drink this much. From now on, stop at one or two drinks. Your life will be much better. I suspect you have already made this decision. ...Read more

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Can you experience alcohol poisoning the day after drinking? I had 8 drinks in 8 hours, i never blacked out, just threw up and feel sick today.

Gastritis, hepatitis: Acute alcohol poisoning may cause gastritis and hepatitis. The symptoms from these lesions may persist for days if not longer. No good can come from consuming alcohol. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Could i get alcohol poisoning about 5 hours after drinking?

Volume: If you drank excessively in 5 hours. Yes. The amount of drinks consumed or volume of alcohol is the important variable here. You could get alcohol poisoning in shorter periods than that as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of drinking ti much alcohol but not alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms of drinking ti much alcohol but not alcohol poisoning?

being drunk: Disinhibition which can cause poor judgement (like driving or other activities that will be impaired), increased aggression, imbalance, slurred speech, impaired reflex response time. Alcohol also causes damage to virtually every organ system in the human body when taken to excess on a regular basis. Often these do not cause symptoms until the damage is already done and may be extensive. ...Read more

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. Howard Greller
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Alcohol Poisoning (Definition)

Is a serious & sometimes fatal consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in short period of time. It affects your breathing, gag reflex & heart rate, leading to coma. Needs emergency medical treatment thru breathing support, ...Read more