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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 fast does transaminases rise after a night of moderate alcohol consumption?

How fast does transaminases rise after a night of moderate alcohol consumption?

They may or may not: I don't know what "moderate" means to you, but 3 or 4 drinks, in most people, will not cause any elevation of liver enzymes. Only about 30-40% of heavy drinkers get liver problems and there appear to be genetic susceptibility to this damage. In those where there is a transient elevation, it goes up almost immediately, and comes back to normal in a few days. ...Read more

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How much does your liver heal from not drinking alcohol for a few days?

How much does your liver heal from not drinking alcohol for a few days?

A lot less than...: ...if you stop drinking all together. Please consider the long-term consequences of heavy alcohol intake, even if "only binge drinking." ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bac level of .219 from rubbing isopropyl alcohol on skin..If so how much alcohol and for how long?

Is it possible to get a bac level of .219 from rubbing isopropyl alcohol on skin..If so how much alcohol and for how long?

Blood alcohol: There us no way rubbing alcohol on your skin can lead to a blood alcohol level that is three tines the legal limit and nearly high enough to cause death. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol thin the blood? If so, how long do the blood thinning effects last?

Does drinking alcohol thin the blood? If so, how long do the blood thinning effects last?

Coagulation: A study in 2005 showed that moderate Alcohol consumption interferes with the activation of platelets in the blood, preventing them from clumping together to cause clots in the arteries.This interference also slows the rate at which blood coagulates for beneficial reasons, such as in response to injuries, leading to a greater risk of hemorrhaging, especially during surgery. ...Read more

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Can i get nerve damage from drinking alcohol over a long period of time?

Lots of "it depends": Lots of "it depends..." when trying to answer your questions. (how much? How long? Etc.) but the short answer is, absolutely yes. Alcohol is a poison to your nervous system. ...Read more

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How long does the sweating stop after cut back on drinking?

How long does the sweating stop after cut back on drinking?

If: You are trying to cut down. And you are having withdraw sweating Keep weaning down. But as long as you keep drinking. Even a little. You will continue to sweat. Talk to your doctor to get off the alcohol completely. Then you will stop swearing ...Read more

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Periphery injury cause by alcohol after stop alcohol how long can it take the burning pain to stop ?

Periphery injury cause by alcohol  after stop alcohol how long can it take the burning pain to stop ?

Peripheral neuropath: can be due to a number of effects of alcohol including b vitamin deficiency (easily treated, generally with regular cheap vitamins) but would be good to verify b12 level. Nerves take time to heal; up to 6 months. Sometimes, the damage is permanent. ...Read more

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I'm in so much pain can't sleep, what long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

I'm in so much pain can't sleep, what long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

Go to ER: Or see your doctor to diagnose and treat the cause if the pain, do not self medicate with alcohol.Alcohol poisoning can cause death brain, liver and kidney damage, pancreatitis. Gi bleeding........ S. ...Read more

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How quickly can transaminases rise after a night of moderate alcohol consumption?

How quickly can transaminases rise after a night of moderate alcohol consumption?

Few days: Possible increase in a few days with improvement if there is no underlying disease or ongoing alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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Hi. Does drinking alcohol while on flouxetin lead to blockout?

Possibly: Depends on dose of fluoxetine and amount of alcohol consumed over what time. A lot of alcohol with higher doses of fluoxetine consumed in a short time certainly could lead to black out (as could just large amounts of alcohol by itself consumed in a short time). ...Read more

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How long after one night of binge drinking does the brain return to %100?

How long after one night of binge drinking does the brain return to %100?

Technically never...: The impact of heavy alcohol comsumption, even a single episode, has a negative impact on brain development - especially through the teen years and early 20's. Obviously the degree of impact is mediated by frequency/volume of drinking episodes. Speaking more broadly, studies show that cognition and processing can be hindered for as much as 30 days following a single episode of binge drinking. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the liver to repair itself after abstaining from alcohol? Drank 5 drinks 3 nights a week for 3 years. Bilirubin was 2.4

How long does it take for the liver to repair itself after abstaining from alcohol? Drank 5 drinks 3 nights a week for 3 years. Bilirubin was 2.4

Really fast: Sober up and your liver enzymes can be okay in a few days if you haven't given yourself alcoholic hepatitis or cirrhosis. Keep up the good work and even if you have one of the advanced forms, it can often self-heal. I'm really happy for you. So is everybody who loves you. Congratulations. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of alcohol poisoning last?

How long do the effects of alcohol poisoning last?

Depends on levels: A naive individual who drinks as little as a pint of 80 proof liquor (chugging, as in fraternity/sorority hazings) may die with an alcohol level of 250 mg%. More tolerant individuals may need alcohol levels two to three times that level to experience poisoning. Alcohol is metabolized at 10-15 mg%/hour, so about a day would be required to fully metabolize a level of 300 mg%. ...Read more

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How long does it take for alcohol to leave your blood stream? I drink around 4-5 glasses of wine a night.

Variable: Alcohol metabolism varies from individual to individual depending on many factors (drinking frequency, liver function, medications, etc). I would recommend cutting back on your alcohol consumption to avoid future health problems. ...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

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