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Heavy Alcohol Use Definition
Craving alcohol: A strong desire or urge ingesting ethanol. ...Read more
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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Sx's of isopropanol O/D: abdominal pain, corneal damage, coma, dizziness, headache, low body temp, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, nausea, vomiting,
tachycardia, uncoordinated movements,
unconsciousness & problems with urination. REF: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002660.htm ...Read more
Depressed breathing: Alcohol poisoning is similar to other depressant overdoses, like barbiturates. It is a progression from sleepiness to sleep to coma, eventually with progressively slower and more shallow breathing, resulting in accumulation of fluid in the lungs, low blood oxygen and ultimately stoppage of the heart. It can also cause accumulation of acetone (ketoacidosis) similar to diabetes, in some cases severe. ...Read more
Alcohol Sensitivity: Is feeling of drunkenness after relatively few alcoholic drinks. Researchers at unc, chapel hill, found that those people have variation in the gene cyp2e1 which metabolizes alcohol in brain, making those people less likely to become alcoholics in the future, due to such intolerance. ...Read more
Abuse is specific : Abuse is the use of a substance (or doing an activity) that the user knows (or has been told by competent authority) that continued use is dangerous or unhealthful. Addiction is escalation of dose/frequency of use, drug/activity seeking, and not doing daily activities to satisfy use. ...Read more
Fetal alcohol: Fetal alcohol syndrome is the most severe form of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. It occurs when mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. Behavioral, learning and physical problems are a result. It is a leading cause of preventable birth defects and developmental disabilities in the United States ...Read more
Alcohol withdrawal s: Is a set of symptoms seen when one reduces or stops alcohol consumption after prolonged periods of excessive alcohol intake. It is due to the central nervous system being in a hyper-excitable state, leading to seizures & delirium tremens. Symptoms start on waking, due to fall in blood alcohol levels during sleep, & can include agitation, hallucination, sweating, cunfusion, htn, insomnia, GI upset. ...Read more
Before evening: It's maybe drinking as soon as you wake up and before you start the day. Some people may consider early in the day anytime before the sun sets. ...Read more
Cardiac procedure: Alcohol septal ablation is a procedure that is performed by a cardiologist for markedly symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. It kills a small part of the heart that is preventing blood from being ejected efficiently from the heart. ...Read more
Addiction: Alcohol can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is alcohol abuse. If, however, the person feels either physically or psychologically addicted/dependent on it and either cannot go a day without it, or binge drinks uncontrollably the diagnosis is alcohol dependence. ...Read more
Drink fewer calories: Not only are alcoholics drinking a lot of toxic-to-the-liver alcohol every day, they are getting tons of calories too. To avoid obesity, a person must add his alcohol calories to his food calories, to see when he hits his daily maximum allowed calories (then he shouldn't eat or drink any more calories until the next day). (3 oz of vodka= about 200 calories; 12 oz beer= 150 cal; 6 oz wine= 170 cal). ...Read more
For those of us who have been using alcohol and/or other drugs heavily or for a long time, does anyone care?
Of course!: All you have to do is find a na meeting, an aa meeting or a doc who specializes in addiction medicine! Why not make a meeting today and call a doc in the am? ...Read more
What are the dangers for someone taking epileptic medication and consuming heavy amounts of alcohol?
My son is very overweight and drinks alcohol he wants to go to a weight reducing spa will it help him?
Weight loss: Many people do not realize how many calories are in alcoholic beverages. If your son goes to a spa, they will undoubtedly eliminate or greatly reduce the alcohol. At the spa, he may achieve some weight loss, and may learn something. But he can't spend his life at the spa. If he leaves the spa but returns to his old ways, it will not have been worth the money. ...Read more
To tell about him he big made, strong and is being taking alcohol and smoking heavily for past 15 years like. Now he is 65. And 5 years ago he got a?
Gain usually: Alcohol is broken down into carbohydrates — with little to no true nutritional value- ie: not a fat or protein, or fruit or vegetable with vitamins. While a small glass of alcohol daily has shown benefit with the mediterranean diet, more than that daily is just extra calories. ...Read more
Yes, yes, yes.: These are 'wasted calories'. Check the calories for the type of beer that you drink at this site: http://www.Wastedcalories. Com/beercalories. Html. ...Read more
Vitamins: No supplements can entirely prevent the bad effects of excess alcohol consumption, but taking appropriate doses of vitamins, especially folate, (folic acid) thiamine, and B12 are important to avoid deficiencies of these essentials. Various problems, including anemia, peripheral neuropathy, and the brain disease called 'wernicke's disease' can result from deficiencies and are seen in some alcoholics. ...Read more
Can I lose weight by eating only fruits and vegetables while taking considerable amounts of alcohol?
Not safe or wise:
Eating mostly (but not only) fruits and vegetables can help you lose weight but is dangerous because it won't supply enough essential protein- you must add beans, nuts, eggs or other proteins. Considerable amounts of alcohol undermines weight loss, as alcohol is converted into sugar. Large amounts of alcohol is VERY hazardous to health. See http://tinyurl.com/ownmrwq
Seek help for your addiction. ...Read more