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Doctor insights on: How Many Teens Die In Alcohol Related Accidents Each Year

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During my teens i partied hard w/coke, acid, weed & alcohol 39 now healthy so far otherthan hypo. What things could I do to cleansemy internal organs?

During my teens i partied hard w/coke, acid, weed & alcohol 39 now healthy so far otherthan hypo. What things could I do to cleansemy internal organs?

Embrace life: Congratulations on walking away from substance abuse. Many teens do this sort of thing for friendship (such as it is) or to distance themselves from difficult situations in the home. You've made the right choice. Your body self-cleanses, and it seems as if you've chosen to clear your mind as well. Learn from your past, and focus on the present and future. ...Read more

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For teens with alcohol abuse, will they admit you into the psych ward or can they just send you home after you sober up?

For teens with alcohol abuse, will they admit you into the psych ward or can they just send you home after you sober up?

Greatly varies: The length of stay at a psychiatric hospital can be dependent upon multiple things including laws in your state severity of the illness and also insurance coverage. ...Read more

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How fast is too fast for a heart rate while exercising for someone with tachycardia? assuming non-smoker and no alcohol or drugs and otherwise healthy female in late teens to early twenties. tachycardia started a week ago with no identified cause.

How fast is too fast for a heart rate while exercising for someone with tachycardia? assuming non-smoker and no alcohol or drugs and otherwise healthy female in late teens to early twenties. tachycardia started a week ago with no identified cause.

Tachycardia: For Age 19, normal heart rate is 60 -100 beats/min. Exercise and anxiety can cause Tachycardia. Tachycardia starting a week ago at age 19 is likely due to sudden stress, such as fright with feeling of being overwhelmed or Anxiety. See Physician for possible Diagnosis of Fever, Hyperthyroidism, Anemia, B.P. Medications effect, or heart condition. See Psychiatrist for Stress Anxiety, Relaxation ...Read more

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How many people die resulting from alcohol withdrawal per year?

How many people die resulting from alcohol withdrawal per year?

Too many: Dont' be one of them. Get help. Go to an aa meeting. ...Read more

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If a person drinks typical bottle of alcohol a day for several years and stops drinking for two days, when would withdrawal start? Can they die?

If a person drinks typical bottle of alcohol a day for several years and stops drinking for two days, when would withdrawal start? Can they die?

48 to 72 hours: The operson may show severe withdrawal symptoms within 48 hours to 72 hours. These may include severe shaking and even seizures, which could cause life threatening problems. I would not advise abrupt discontinuation of alcohol. Please have this person see a physician for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I been taking hydrocodone for 6 years i started when i was 17, now i'm 23 i take 7 to 10 daily with alcohol, i'm addicted, will i die soon because of this?

I been taking hydrocodone for 6 years i started when i was 17, now i'm 23 i take 7 to 10 daily with alcohol, i'm addicted, will i die soon because of this?

Disease of Addiction: You are an addict. The simple answer is that yes, eventually your disease may take you to a place where death seems appropriate. It is a lie, however, and never is the despair or pain or loneliness that comes at the end of addiction worth dying over. Now, at your age, death may not be imminent. There is a way out of this addiction. Please get to your family doctor or to aa or na. ...Read more

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Is a torn medial meniscus operable in teens? I was told that my 15 yr old most likely has torn cartiladge in his knee from an auto accident two years ago when he jammed his knee on the dashboard. I don't know yet if the tear was missed on the original mri

Is a torn medial meniscus operable in teens? I was told that my 15 yr old most likely has torn cartiladge in his knee from an auto accident two years ago when he jammed his knee on the dashboard. I don't know yet if the tear was missed on the original mri

The Good News: The good news: a meniscus tear is repairable and most likely to heal in this age group. I can't determine from your question if a meniscus tear has been diagnosed. If it has, and your son has had 2 years of knee pain, surgery may be a reasonable option. I can add a comment later if you would like to add any additional info. ...Read more

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How many teens commit suicide in the u.S. Each year?

How many teens commit suicide in the u.S. Each year?

Too many: In 2007, suicide was the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. The rate was 6.9 per 100, 000 (2007). The rate for children ages 10 to 14 was 0.9 per 100, 000. --national institute of mental health. ...Read more

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I'm 28 year old. I smoked and drunk alcohol. But from 4 month i'm suffering from ED and high bp. Plz help me?

See a Doctor.: High BP and ed can be treated , you have to see a doctor to get evaluated. Naturally too much alcohol and smoking can cause BP and ed. Healthy life style is the best way to start ...Read more

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How many teens commit suicide each year because of bullying?

How many teens commit suicide each year because of bullying?

Just one is too many: We don't have an exact number. In the US suicide is the third leading cause of death amongst teenagers and adolescents. A British study reported 44% of suicides occurring in kids 10 to 14 was caused by bullying. Those bullied often remain silent until the emotional trauma is eventually no longer tolerable. Cyberbullying is a particularly malignant form of bullying. ...Read more

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What number of people does alcohol kill per year, (1) worldwide, and (2) just in the usa?

What number of people does alcohol kill per year, (1) worldwide, and (2) just in the usa?

ETOH related deaths: "An estimated 88,0009 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women9) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States". REF: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-facts-and-statistics ...Read more

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I have been taking prenatals since jan 1 of this year til today but i was wondering what would happen if i drank alcohol for one day? It affects it?

Prenatal Vitamins: First off, i hope you're not pregnant. Alcohol use in pregnancy is associated with numerous pregnancy problems. Regardless, i'm glad you're on prenatal vitamins. They're a good thing. Keep taking them. Alcohol will not affect your absorption of vitamins nor your chances of pregnancy...Too many people get pregnant after a night of alcohol.... ...Read more

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My 17 year old grandson is addicted to alcohol how can I help him?

My 17 year old grandson is addicted to alcohol how can I help him?

AA: Get him to rehab or aa, but honestly until he realizes his problem and wants to quit, it would be almost impossible to make him quit. ...Read more

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IM in my early teens and im haveing really bad arm pops and its been like a year. What do i do?

IM in my early teens and im haveing really bad arm pops and its been like a year. What do i do?

Need evaluation.: If you mean that you are having popping in your joints you need to be evaluated by an MD. You can start with Family Practice or Pediatrics since you are in your teens. You may end up being evaluated by an Orthopedic physician as well. Bottom line- you need a hands on evaluation. ...Read more

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How many teens commit suicide a year by jumping on train tracks in ca?

Why do you ask?: Unusual question. Please talk to someone about this as this is not the forum to answer that. ...Read more

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Are there problems caused by teens taking prednisone for over a year?

Are there problems caused by teens taking prednisone for over a year?

Prednisone : prednisone can be a life saver in certain conditions like cancer, connective tissue disease, autoimmune disease, etcetera. Prednisone has side effects,especially if it is used for a long period of time. Side effects include high blood sugar, increasing risk of Diabetis, cataract in the eyes, stunting growth, increasing risk on infections, high risk for fracture due to osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Is smoking and alcohol dangerous for avsd patient? I am 22 year old avsd patient

Is smoking and alcohol dangerous for avsd patient? I am 22 year old avsd patient

No smoking!: Smoking is dangerous for anyone, more so if you have had heart surgery! if you choose to drink alcohol, use in moderation. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the health consequences of a 14 year old drinking alcohol?

Illegal: There are good and just reasons for the prohibition of alcohol for young teens. It kills brain cells. It reduces a 14 ear old's ability to make logical decisions. Please seek help and support. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use expired rubbing alcohol that expired in March of last year (2013)?

Is it ok to use expired rubbing alcohol that expired in March of last year (2013)?

Rubbing acetone: Rubbing alcohol turns into acetone over time, usually becoming ineffective after about two years from manufacture. Since rubbing alcohol is still one of the least expensive products to buy, replacing it rather than risking it would be a wise decision. ...Read more