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Which health problems are associated with excessive alcohol use?

Which health problems are associated with excessive alcohol use?

Several: You are at higher risk for liver disease. In addition, chronic alcohol users have a higher risk for stroke, heart disease, and some cancers. Alcohol is a toxin and kills brain cells which can never regenerate. Alcoholics are also at higher risk for diabetes and accidents of all kinds. ...Read more

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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Is seroxat a good drug for chronic anxiety due to excessive alcohol use over a 10 year period?

Is seroxat a good drug for chronic anxiety due to excessive alcohol use over a 10 year period?

Yes: Seroxat is paroxetine, brand name paxil. It is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (ssri), like Prozac (fluoxetine) and others. It takes about 3 weeks of daily use to start working. Being a recovering alcoholic, it is dangerous to use the benzodiazapines (like lorazapam and alprazolam). Because they are cross tolerant with alcohol and can cause relapse or cross-addiction. ...Read more

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Which is better for chronic anxiety from excessive alcohol use over a 10 year period Paxil (paroxetine) or lexapro?

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Which is better for chronic anxiety from excessive alcohol use over a 10 year period Paxil (paroxetine) or lexapro?

Alcohol: Both are worth a try, with Paxil (paroxetine) being more sedating. Ofcourse, the best treatment is total abstinence first. ...Read more

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What is the effect of excessive alcohol?

What is the effect of excessive alcohol?

Excessive alcohol: 1. Addiction 2. Loss of role obligations 3. Poor health 3. Economic loss 4. Legal problems get professional help, treatment works. ...Read more

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What will happen if u consume excessive alcohol when on vitapak?

What will happen if u consume excessive alcohol when on vitapak?

Depends : On how much you consume and how fast. Symptoms can vary from being just drunk to comatose and to seizures as you withdraw ...Read more

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Consequences of excessive use of cigarette and alcohol to the body?

Lung cancer & COPD: (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)heart attacks, strokes & bladder cancer all from ciggarettes. Xs alcohol can lead to liver cirrhosis, delerium tremens (dts) if body becomes alcohol dependent & you stop drinking for a while, esophageal varices which can result in massive vomiting of blood & death. ...Read more

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Lft test came back "satisfactory"...Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years.What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?

Lft test came back "satisfactory"...Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years.What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?

Normal LFT's = good: High lft's imply inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines fix. ...Read more

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Can excess alcohol contribute to waking up with panic?

Can excess alcohol contribute to waking up with panic?

Yes: That is absolutely possible. Excessive drinking of alcohol can possibly bring on symptoms of withdrawal the next morning ( after a certain amount of sleep with no alcohol) which can feel like anxiety and panic, especially to someone predisposed to having panic attacks. A good reason to not drink too much and definitely something to remember over the holidays! ...Read more

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Would excess alcohol cause iron levels in the body to increase?

Would excess alcohol cause iron levels in the body to increase?

Usually not.: In fact, between alcoholic gastritis and malnutrition, many alcoholics are anemic. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol drinking cause fainting?

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Yes: Excessive alcohol can cause a myriad of symptoms, and unsteadiness and loss of consciousness is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol decrease zinc and iron levels in the body?

Can excessive alcohol decrease zinc and iron levels in the body?

Yes: Excessive alcohol intake impairs many stomach functions and can cause multiple nutritional deficiencies. For good heath - 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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Please explain why does alcohol cause you to sweat excessively the next day?

Please explain why does alcohol cause you to sweat excessively the next day?

Alcohol consumption: Alcohol is a chemical substance that can cause vasodilation, or the widening of blood vessels. When blood vessels near the skin dilate or enlarge the skin becomes warm and this triggers the sweat glands to produce sweat. Also, the body has natural mechanisms to protect itself from harm, hence it tries to flush toxins out of the body by increasing circulation, urination, and sweating. ...Read more

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Alcohol excess effects on heart?

Alcohol excess effects on heart?

Cardiomyopathy: There r many--similar 2diabetes but weakening the heart muscle is probably the worst. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol drinking cause erection problems?

Can excessive alcohol drinking cause erection problems?

Yes!!: Oh yes, on many levels. I've never met an alcoholic with a good sex life. Ever. ...Read more

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Whar are the clinical manifestations of excessive alcohol consumption ?

Whar are the clinical manifestations of excessive alcohol consumption ?

Being drunk: Being intoxicated are the primary manifestations -- slurred speech, loss of control of fine motor movements, confusion with tasks requiring thinking, emotional instability, sometimes irritability, inappropriate laughter, staggering gait -- all the way to stupor and coma. If using despite harm to relationships and social responsibilities (like work) these are all signs of excessive use. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to over come excessive alcohol consumption without joining aa?

Can you tell me how to over come excessive alcohol consumption without joining aa?

It's possible: Aa does have a long and successful history, for people who actively work the program. There are other programs which have not been around as long, but which do benefit some people. One of these is smart recovery: http://www.Smartrecovery.Org/ you might also look into intensive outpatient programs too. An addiction medicine physician can work with you -- Naltrexone and other options exist. ...Read more

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What could excessive shivering be a sign of?I do not consume alcohol

See answer: Some possibilities, ...Thyroid diseas, infection, being cold. See a dr. For an eval and some possible testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I overcome excessive alcohol consumption without joining aa meetings?

How can I overcome excessive alcohol consumption without joining aa meetings?

Other programs: This is very hard to accomplish all by yourself. It may help to see a psychiatrist to discuss your concerns, & rule out any conditions that could complicate this process. Substance abuse counselor & intensive outpatient programs to share support, skills, & education. Possible alternatives to aa: http://www.Urmc.Rochester.Edu/encyclopedia/content.Aspx?Contenttypeid=1&contentid=2623. ...Read more

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How long does a person have to drink alcohol in excess for him to have wiyhdrawal symptoms when he stops?

Review Below..: Start here for basic information about who is at risk..Similar articles may help, too http://www.Umm.Edu/patiented/articles/who_becomes_an_alcoholic_000056_3.Htm. ...Read more

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