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Doctor insights on: How Many Teens Die Each Year From Alcohol Poisoning

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If you drink nearly pure alcohol, can you die from alcohol poisoning?

If you drink nearly pure alcohol, can you die from alcohol poisoning?

Yes: And it does not have to be nearly pure alcohol. The toxicity is dose related. Enough alcohol of any purity can lead to death from alcohol poisoning, particularly in youth. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Depends...: Dying of acute alcohol poisoning, as in the case of a youngster playing drinking games, is probably painless but is a terrible waste. Dying of the long-term effects of alcoholism involves either serious brain damage or the nausea, itching, and disfigurement of liver failure. Those who die of alcohol hurt others in the process and after. Thanks for choosing to use it wisely or not at all. ...Read more

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No Alcohol in 3 yr2m 37 Y/O M 162lbs how often do I need to schedule a complete physical Drank for 12 years . Have not gone since alcohol poisoning?

No Alcohol in 3 yr2m  37 Y/O M 162lbs how often do I need to schedule a complete physical Drank for 12 years .  Have not gone since alcohol poisoning?

Yearly visit: typically yearly visit to your doctor for a physical and lab work if you have no other conditions. when you refer to 'alcohol poisoning' not sure if you mean that you have something called cirrhosis (irreversible liver damage). you should see your doctor for a check up soon to discuss your concerns and get some labs and/or imaging of your liver if your doctor thinks is necessary. ...Read more

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How can a person tell if they have alcohol poisoning?

How can a person tell if they have alcohol poisoning?

Serious condition: That could lead to death. Excessive drinking will effect your breathing, heart rate and blood pressure that is consider medical emergency. Major treatment is observation for airway deficiency and potential choking. Prevention is a key. Drink in moderation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms one gets with alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms one gets with alcohol poisoning?

Coma and death: Alcohol is a respiratory depressant. When one drinks, the first thing to get "depressed" are our inhibitions, so it acts like a "social lubricant." with further drinking we get sleepy and eventually fall asleep. If too much alcohol is consumed for that individuals tolerance, particularly if the alcohol is chugged, coma with the possibility of vomiting and aspiration, pneumonia and death occur. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone suffering from alcohol poisoning?

What can be done for someone suffering from alcohol poisoning?

Emergency treatment: True alcohol poisoning, like poisoning from any sedative, causes unconsciousness, which can have its own problems from vomiting and aspirating, lying in one spot without moving for long periods of time which can cause muscle damage, kidney failure and even loss of extremities involved. In many cases, respiration is slowed or even stops, causing hypoxia, possible brain damage and ultimately death. ...Read more

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How do I know if my friend just suffered from alcohol poisoning?

Alcohol poisoning: Search the web "alcohol poisoning" then ask if not resolved. Beer beyond body capacity to digest in one occasion kill. Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot without results till late. Mental consequences are disastrous to self and family and loved ones. It is deadly inherited and younger generations suffer much more than the gen=schizophrenia, bipolar, autism, adhd, severe disabling anxi. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Greller
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Alcohol Poisoning (Definition)

Is a serious & sometimes fatal consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in short period of time. It affects your breathing, gag reflex & heart rate, leading to coma. Needs emergency medical treatment thru breathing support, ...Read more