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Most Common Character Flaws With Alcoholics
The sherlock holmes movie character has a photographic memory. Do some people really have this, and how common is this trait?
Many: Air hunger from acidosis, faintness from low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting from electrolyte imbalance, somnolence and/or confusion from intoxication and/or withdrawal. Dehydration needs to be reversed. There may also be fever if infection is contributing. Malnutrition requires treatment with vitamins and calories. Ketoacidosis is a serious disease that requires immediate hospitalization. ...Read more
Not usually: The common cold is characterized by a scratchy throat followed by a runny nose and possibly dull headache, chilliness or even slight fever and mild cough. I don't believe that alcohol would aggravate these symptoms. Some cough syrups contain alcohol but I'm not sure that alcohol is really that beneficial. ...Read more
ABDOMINAL DISTENSIO: Abdominal distension, yellow jaundice, edema of lower extremities, weakness, poor appetite, loss of weight, abdomonal pain, itching, nausea, vomiting blood, anemia and alcoholic facies.In end stage of aloholic liver disease it is hepatin encepalopathy with delirium and coma. ...Read more
Is it common for a child to make no sence in what they are saying when Ill? My son is poorly and burning up he's acting out of character
Many: Mild sxs of withdrawal can include feeling anxious, irritable, depressed or volatile emotions & fatigue as well as experiencing nightmares. More serious sxs can include tremor, headache, sweating with clamminess of skin, loss of appetite, rapid heart rate, nausea vomiting & inability to sleep. Confusion, marked agitation, convulsions, high temperature & hallucinations are quite serious. ...Read more
My mom has a drinking problem. Is it common for alcoholics to have a hard time of letting go of things in the past?
My husband had two hypophysis tumor surgeries (granulated celtumor.) his character changed, lack of emotions. Is this very common ? He is 62 years.
No: Emotional changes are generally not associated with non-functional pituitary tumors. However, it is important to understand these changes, and i suggest that you join your husband to see his doctor to discuss it together. Try as hard as you can to be understanding, especially if these changes cannot be easily helped. ...Read more
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