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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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Burning sensation in feet after alcohol consumption, what is this?

Burning sensation in feet after alcohol consumption, what is this?

Do you have : Diabetes? I am not a physician so i reay do not know but have had family members with diabetes, which is why i ask. Neuropathy is often described as burning sensation. Get yourself checked by a physician to figure this out. ...Read more

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My conjunctiva has become injected due to alcohol consumption. Should i be concerned? How long will this last? Anything i can do to make it better?

My conjunctiva has become injected due to alcohol consumption. Should i be concerned? How  long will this last? Anything i can do to make it better?

Short time: This lasts a short time after consumption of alcohol. Hydrate well, and it should pass within a day. If injected longer than that and there is no more alcohol consumption, consider other causes such as allergy or infection. ...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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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 I could over come excessive alcohol consumption without joining aa?

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

Alternative programs: The largest alternative to 12-step treatment in the US is SMART recovery, and there are many others. Most treatment programs use evidence-based forms of group and individual therapy, like cognitive behavioral therapies and motivational enhancement therapy, which does not involve 12-step meetings. LifeRing Secular recovery,Women for Sobriety are others. Google or Bing names to get help in your area ...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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Do health consequences result from excessive alcohol consumption on the liver? If so, what are they?

Several . . .: Alcohol can cause several forms of liver injury. (1) alcoholic steatohepatitis - "fatty hepatitis" in which the liver cells are injury and balloon up with fat. (2) alcoholic hepatitis - a severe form of hepatitis (inflammation) triggered by alcohol which can be fatal in up to 50% of cases. (3) alcoholic cirrhosis - chronic ongoing injury which leads to cirrhosis and potentially liver cancer. ...Read more

Footdrop (Definition)

Foot drop usually refers to the inability to dorsiflex the foot (ie lift your ankle up) this can be associated with a variety of conditions. The most common are dorsiflexor injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, and stroke. Less common causes are neuropathies, ...Read more


Foot Drop (Definition)

It is a condition where the nerve and muscle are injured and will not allow control of the foot to be a smooth motion when walking but instead allows the foot to slap down ...Read more