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Moderate To Excessive Binge Drinking Can Cause
Brain Damage: Each time you get a "buzz, " you are killing brain cells. In addition, being drunk causes impaired judgment. This can lead to many bad situations. ...Read more
Med eval: Specific damage from binge drinking would need to be medically assessed. ...Read more
Binge Drinking: The thoughtful part of a teen's brain is not fully developed, combine that fact with family difficulties and peer pressure and you have a complex combination that can lead to risky behavior. Best. ...Read more
Memory loss: The most serious medical consequences which can occur as a result of binge drinking are neurological. One can have potentially fatal seizures during the withdrawal phase. If one is not adequately nourished, the areas of the brain involved in memory formation may be damaged permanently (wernicke korsakoff syndrome). Of course there are social consequences, like relationship or legal problems, too! ...Read more
Maybe: If his has happened only once in your life probably not. However, if you have been doing this for any length of time you should seek help. In addition, too much drinking may result in alcohol poisoning. It will certainly kill brain cells. ...Read more
I have a 'disconnected' feeling after a weekend of binge drinking and limited sleep. What can cause this?
Will binge drinking only 3 times in my whole life cause any long term harm if I now don't drink completely?
Wise choice: I very seriously doubt you have done any prior harm to yourself, and the decision to avoid alcohol could be a very healthy future approach. Many people your age, are unfortunately highly attracted to recreational drugs and/or alcohol, and these bad choices can often leave lifelong permanent consequences. You have chosen a different path!! ...Read more
Yes: And in some cases it can be permanent. Alcohol damages the small lobes at the very bottom/back of the brain called the cerebellum, which controls movement. Damage to the cerebellum can cause dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, impaired gait and other problems. That's why people stumble and are clumsy when they are intoxicated. Chronic persistent high dose use of alcohol can cause permanent damage. ...Read more
Impossible to say: Everybody has a different tolerance to alcohol. Man can generally process more alcohol than women, perhaps due to larger body & liver mass. Other factors such as hepatitis virus coinfection and fatty liver disease can contribute to liver injury from alcohol. Genetics can perhaps play a role also. Regardless of anyone's ability to handle alcohol, binge drinking is strongly discouraged for all. ...Read more
Well.....: It is not likely that binge drinking would directly cause a blighted ovum. Blighted ovums are common and are usually caused by genetic missteps during conception. More concerning though is the fact that there is binge drinking at all especially in someone who is at risk for getting pregnant. Binge drinking is a serious health risk. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Binge drinking: Liver disease caused by alcohol depends on several factors, such as quantity of alcohol, medications that you are taking, hydration level, obesity, diabetes, metabolic diseases, or prior infections of the liver such as hepatitis or mono. Binge drinking in a young person for a few years in college may not cause fatty liver, but it depends on the frequency and amount of your binging. ...Read more
It can: Alcohol does have calories & actually increases Insulin resistance in tissues. When you drink, foods you are more likely to go to fat stores than be converted to energy. So for an equivalent meal, alcohol tends to chub you up where other beverages do not. Alcoholics may appear lean because they choose to by alcohol rather than food. ...Read more
Unknown: A blighted ovum is usually cause by a genetic abnormality in the embryo. That can arise from the egg or the sperm, but the egg is usually the cause. The exact effect of alcohol even in large amounts at that time is not completely known. Alcohol can lead to miscarriage in large amounts, but the exact nature of the abnormal pregnancy is not well documented. ...Read more
I have a family member who recently ruptured his bladder due to binge drinking, will further drinking cause more serious problem, can they drink ever?
See below: Highly unusual chain of events. I am unsure of cause and effect but I wouldn't want to take a chance. ...Read more
My boyfriend got hit in the head with a baseball bat in 2003. Can a head injury cause binge drinking.
Yes: Head injuries can lead to changes in personality that may manifest as substance abuse. Unfortunately after 10 years is unlikely that any issues surrounding his head injury will change. I suggest you discuss this with him and possibly see a counselor. ...Read more
Hi after being diagnosed w accute pancreatitis it was caused from binge drinking, can I ever have a sip of beer again? Is wine better? Or a cigar?
No alcohol: I would avoid anything that can damage your body. Obviously alcohol is very toxic to your pancreas and must be avoided at all costs. Smoking carries its own risks. I would recommend an aa group where smoking is not allowed and individual therapy to deal with better coping mechanisms. ...Read more
May or may not: But, I suggest you deal with this ASAP. Alcoholics Anonymous is extremely helpful for issues such as yours. ...Read more
Will one isolated incidence of acute intoxication (10+ standard drinks) cause permanent brain damage in a youth with no previous binge drinking habits
Growing brain: Brain is still growing in teenagers and young brain provided given the correct nutrition can heal the damage. Do a cleanse to heal liver and gall bladder. Acute intoxication is a transient phenomenon. Intensity of intoxication lessens with time, and effects eventually disappear in the absence of further use of the substance. Recovery is therefore complete except where tissue damage exists. ...Read more
Does the kind of brain damage caused by binge drinking show up on a brain MRI? Could you have a normal MRI result and still have damage?
The left side of my body is numb. My legs are tingly, the side of my face is numb and warm feelings come and go. Can this be caused by binge drinking?
Uncertain: Drinking and related metabolic disorders can lead to neurologic symptoms. However, your one-sided symptoms raise some concern that something else is involved. In either case, I would advise a medical check up and if needed, a visit to a neurologist. ...Read more
Depression: Alcoholism is known to cause depression and anxiety among other problems. Not much good to say about alcoholism in any form. Increases risk for high-blood pressure, certain cancers, sleep apnea, heart disease, etc. You need to get help. Reach out to someone. Http://rethinkingdrinking. Niaaa. Nih. Gov/. ...Read more
Binge drinking: "according to the national institute on alcohol abuse & alcoholism binge drinking is defined as a pattern of alcohol consumption that brings the blood alcohol concentration (bac) level to 0.08% or more. This pattern of drinking usually corresponds to 5 or more drinks on a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on a single occasion for women, generally within about 2 hours." http://www. Cdc. Gov. ...Read more
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