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Doctor insights on: Normal Symptoms Of Alcoholic Behavior

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How can you tell if someone is an alcoholic. Are there any symptoms or behaviors?

How can you tell if someone is an alcoholic. Are there any symptoms or behaviors?

Yes: Higher risk for alchol abuse is if you drink more thant 14 drinks per week for males (7 for women), more than 3 drinks per ocassion (binge). Alcoholism , not clear definition, but alcoholic behavior consist of selfdestructive action (missing work, lack of motivation, irritable, aggressive, abusive, melancholic, depressed, suicidal, gambling, use of ilicit drug, getting arrested, dui etc). ...Read more

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Alcoholic husband with cirrhosis has sundown symptoms, is this normal. alcohol related dementia?

Alcoholic husband with cirrhosis has sundown symptoms, is this normal. alcohol related dementia?

Needs labs checked: It is important to check ammonia levels , CBC and basic metabolic profile. Please see a physician as soon as possible for better evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is it that alcoholics develop nerve damage and behavior changes along with cirrhosis?

Why is it that alcoholics develop nerve damage and behavior changes along with cirrhosis?

Alcohol affects: Alcohol, especially when consumed in excess and over a long period of time, adversely affects every organ in the human body except one, the kidneys. If a person has changes in their personality or behavior while intoxicated, that is a big problem already. Such an individual should try and do whatever it takes to refrain from alcohol. Damage from chronic excessive alcohol use is irreversible. ...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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What're the symptoms of an alcoholic who has cirrhosis?

What're the symptoms of an alcoholic who has cirrhosis?

ESLD symptoms: Cirrhosis per se is largely asymptomatic. However, end-stage liver disease, manifests by ascites, jaundice, bleeding, loss of muscle mass, changes in mental status up to coma, and other manifestations that can quickly lead to death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash) or fatty liver?

What are the symptoms of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash) or fatty liver?

NASH symptoms: None. There are the same symptoms of liver failure such as jaundice, itching , fluid retention, confusion, bleeding. Fatigue. This disease is very silent, only gives symptoms as the liver progressively fails. ...Read more

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What trauma could cause symptoms of acoa (adult child of an alcoholic)?

What trauma could cause symptoms of acoa (adult child of an alcoholic)?

Alcoholism: The trauma is mainly psychological in growing up in a family where one or both parents has alcohol addiction. Such children develop coping mechanism included in the 12 steps and traditions in the association's chartered ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms an alcoholic experiences when they go cold turkey?

What are some common symptoms an alcoholic experiences when they go cold turkey?

Alcohol withdrawal.: Shakes, tremors, jitteriness, anxiety, sweats, high blood pressure, high heart rate, hyperventilation...incoherence...seizures, coma, death. Don't quit cold turkey. Seek help and a proper method and schedule for quitting. ...Read more

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What symptoms would you expect in an alcoholic who has been heavily drinking for 35 years?

What symptoms would you expect in an alcoholic who has been heavily drinking for 35 years?

Highly variable: There are individuals who may drink heavily for decades and yet have few medical complications outside of a physical dependency on alcohol, and withdrawal symptoms when they stop, especially suddenly, including seizures, DTs and death. However, most get some complications - GI bleeding, gastritis, liver damage (cirrhosis), pancreatitis, heart failure, arrhythmias, increase in cancer, infections. ...Read more

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I was 66kg about 8 months ago. Iam now 62.5. Iam not on diet and and no rigorous exercises. Not having any symptoms. Iam non alcoholic and non smoker?

I was 66kg about 8 months ago.  Iam now 62.5. Iam not on diet and and no rigorous exercises. Not having any symptoms. Iam non alcoholic and non smoker?

May be normal: Have you increased your activity level recently? (like walking a dog 2 times a day) or have you change what you eat at home? If there is a change in your metabolism from stress or recent surgery or if you have altered your normal intake, this weight loss may be expected. More than 10 lbs. Or 4.5 kg loss in a few months is the normal cut off to start looking for troubles. ...Read more