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My wife drinks six alcoholic drinks a day, otherwise she is very healthy. Could this be ok?

My wife drinks six alcoholic drinks a day, otherwise she is very healthy. Could this be ok?

No, not healthy: Drinking this heavily means your wife has developed tolerance to alcohol, which can induce liver enzymes and eventually lead to cirrhosis. She's also at risk for anemia, various cancers, heart disease including cardiomyopathy, infections, depression, hypertension, gout, seizures, pancreatitis, dementia, and neuropathy -- to name a few. If you're drinking like this also, the same applies. ...Read more

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My wife is an alcoholic has been vomiting and haset eaten in 5 days . She won't go to the ER or dr. Is she dying?

My wife is an alcoholic has been vomiting and haset eaten in 5 days . She won't go to the ER or dr. Is she dying?

Needs help: Needs to eat and hydrate needs rehab after basic work up can have simple gastritis or portal gastropathy with gastric congestion due to cirrhosis ...Read more

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After alcoholic fatty liver reverses, is drinking actually dangerous? I don't see myself never having beers with the guys or wine with my wife.

After alcoholic fatty liver reverses, is drinking actually dangerous? I don't see myself never having beers with the guys or wine with my wife.

Potentially yes: Drinking leads to fatty liver, which is reversible once you stop drinking, if there is no scarring already. For you to know if there is scarring in the liver you would need a liver biopsy. Alcoholic fatty liver can then turn into cirrhosis, which is non-reversible. You can probably get away with a drink every now and then, but nothing on a daily / regular basis. ...Read more

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My wife is an alcoholic, but is now in a treatment program for 7 weeks. She is experiencing pain and soreness in all of her joints and fingers, help?

My wife is an alcoholic, but is now in a treatment program for 7 weeks.   She is experiencing pain and soreness in all of her joints and fingers, help?

Ask 4 help@treatment: If she is in a treatment program, there should be a doctor there or one they can refer you to to evaluate her pain. The most likely thing would be a cause unrelated to her alcoholism, and perhaps the drinking was masking the pain. Really this can only be evaluated by a thorough exam and possibly lab tests. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, in recent ultra sound of my wife 52 shows hepatomegely and moderate fatty liver infilteration, non alcoholic steato hepatitis, guide?

Dear doctor, 
in recent ultra sound of my wife  52 shows hepatomegely and moderate fatty liver infilteration, non alcoholic steato hepatitis, 
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NASH / NAFLD: Complicated. Need a very low fat diet and monitoring of blood to make sure there is no diabetes or high choleseterol that needs treatment. Depending upon lft elevation may need biopsy and routine monitoring of lft. Certainly need review of meds / alcohol use and immunization against viral hepatitis. ...Read more

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What makes one an alcoholic?

What makes one an alcoholic?

Its causes problems: Alcoholic is actually not a medical term, however people in aa call themselves alcoholics because for some reason or another alcohol causes problems in their life, health, relationships, legal trouble. Maybe they were just done having it rule their lives, it kept them stuck, from realizing their dreams, maybe they were robbed of their mind, body and spirit. Unfortunately some never see this. ...Read more

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Alcoholic dimentia symptoms ?

Alcoholic dimentia symptoms
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Confabulate: One of the manifestations is korsakoff psychosis, characterized by confabulation. ...Read more

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How do I know if i'm an alcoholic?

How do I know if i'm an alcoholic?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous and see if it fits. ...Read more

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How could you define an alcoholic?

How could you define an alcoholic?

Alcoholism: An alcoholic is a man or a woman who suffers from alcoholism - they have a distinct physical desire to consume alcohol beyond their capacity to control it, regardless of all rules of common sense. Signs of alcoholism are drinking alone, drinking in secret. Not being able to limit alcohol. Blacking out. Trouble with the law, relationships or work due to drinking ...Read more