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Normal Symptoms Of Alcoholic Behavior
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Slowly reduce: Alcohol withdrawal is one of the few withdrawals that can be life threatening. If you can't reduce the amount your drinking gradually, you may want to find a rehab or detox to assess you and keep you safe, to avoid seizures and delirium tremens. Staying in a low stimulation environment can be helpful, and trying to relax and avoid stressful situations can help. ...Read more
I get violently ill the next day or two after drinking minimal alcoholic drinks. It's not like a normal hangover, because I used to get those.
Check up your liver: Ask your doctor to do a blood test to evaluate your liver function, as well as pancreatic enzymes. ...Read more
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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