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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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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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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

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I had an attack of acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption and extended exposure to toxic fumes from this epoxy. How long not to drink?

MY OPINION ONLY: You should not drink at all forever....you should not NEED alcohol....if you do seek counsel!!!

I sincerely hope this will help!!!!!!!!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can creatine affect the amount of sperm during orgasm? Also moderate alcohol consumption. Possible dehydration? Sperm no longer shoots, only dribbles.

Can creatine affect the amount of sperm during orgasm? Also moderate alcohol consumption. Possible dehydration? Sperm no longer shoots, only dribbles.

Here are some...: No, do not worry as long as being in moderation. To unveil the facts of overindulgence, go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter05.html. Your change in shooting semen at ejaculation is likely related with aging and frequency of ejaculation; that is normally expected for life reality. To help comprehend such, please peruse the list of Facts of Life-1, 2, $ 3 on the left of HOME of www. Formefirst. Com ...Read more

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How long after alcohol consumption can I take cold medication?

Depends: How much alcohol was consumed? If you still have an elevated blood alcohol level then it's not a good idea to take cold medication. ...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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Is there any risk to taking Cialis if a person had been a drinker for a long time, but has recently stopped all alcohol consumption. No know health?

Is there any risk to taking Cialis if a person had been a drinker for a long time, but has recently stopped all alcohol consumption. No know health?

Depends liver health: There is no risk to taking Cialis if you have normal liver function. I would advise that you have a liver function test performed at least yearly to make sure there is no permanent damage to your liver. If your liver function tests are normal then you can safely take Cialis on a regular basis. ...Read more

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How long after I had alcohol consumption will the alcohol show up in my liver panel blood results?

It depends on how: Much alcohol you consumed, what your highest bac was & how healthy your liver is, i.e., whether you are developing cirrhosis from chronic alcohol abuse. A blood alcohol concentration test is separate from a " liver functions" test. ...Read more

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How has my alcohol consumption affected my long term health if I drank beer in college and wine in 50s?

How has my alcohol consumption affected my long term health if I drank beer in college and wine in 50s?

DEPENDS: Depends on how much alcohol consumption we are talking about. Remember that alcohol is alcohol so beer or wine only difference is the proof. So long term effects of excessive alcohol is on the liver which is the organ to metabolize the alcohol and the stomach alcohol can cause gastritis or ulcers. Also can impact the brain with atrophy and alcohol dementia. So remember all things in moderation! ...Read more

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How long can alcohol be detected in semen? Can alcohol consumption by male partner prior to conception affect the egg/embryo or cause misscarriage?

How long can alcohol be detected in semen? Can alcohol consumption by male partner prior to conception affect the egg/embryo or cause misscarriage?

No: Sperm basically has an all or none response. Long term alcohol may affect a man’s overall sperm count and function but if they work then they work. It is not linked to miscarriage. If your partner has an alcohol problem consider helping him seek help and treatment prior to parenting together. ...Read more

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How to cure liver damage due to excessive alcohol consumption. Please recommend a medicine?

How to cure liver damage due to excessive alcohol consumption. Please recommend a medicine?

Cease use of alcohol: Cease use of alcohol immediately and forever. See your pcp for tests and additional advice. ...Read more

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My heart valve is replaced with mechanical. It can v calcium diposions after long time affects function. Alcohol consumption will clear this diposion?

My heart valve is replaced with mechanical. It can v calcium diposions after long time affects function. Alcohol consumption will clear this diposion?

NO: Mild to moderate alcohol use can increase "good" cholesterol, but doesn't affect calcium deposits on valve. I suspect you are on a blood thinner for valve, which CAN be adversely affected by alcohol. ...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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For the last two month alcohol consumption has been causing ear pain and swollen cervical nodes. One drink is all it takes.

For the last two month alcohol consumption has been causing ear pain and swollen cervical nodes. One drink is all it takes.

Not sure why: I asked one of my ENT colleagues if he had seen this, and he said he had not. I don't know why alcohol would do this, and it may actually be some kind of allergic reaction. It seems, though, that you keep trying to test it, so it would appear that drinking is important to you. I would see your pcp, and an ENT consultation (ears, nose&throat) might be necessary. Talk to your doctor about drinking. ...Read more

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Can alcohol induced foot drop be cured?

Can alcohol induced foot drop be cured?

Foot drop: This is a qualified yes. Tests would need to be done to evaluate the extent of associated nerve damage and the like. Seeking counseling to stop drinking - best of luck ...Read more

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Can blood tinged diarrhea be brought on by excessive alcohol consumption?

Can blood tinged diarrhea be brought on by excessive alcohol consumption?

Maybe: It can also be caused by many other things such as hemmorhoids, infectious enteritis, IBS, etc. Please see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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How responsive is Bilirubin to Alcohol consumption? Will excessive drinking for one week impact test results during that period?

Depends: Depending on the amount of intake, alcohol may induce hepatitis and that would raise bilirubin.
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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)

Foot drop is a condition when a nerve and muscle in the foot are injured, preventing a person from having normal upward flexion of the food, thus allowing the foot to drop or ...Read more