Doctor insights on:
Physical Symptoms Of Severe Alcoholism
Alcoholism affects body and mind leading to symptoms, diseases and disorders.
Medical symptoms and conditions due to:
•High blood pressure, Heart disease, Stroke, Liver disease
•Cancer of, mouth, throat, liver, and colon.
•Memory problems, Dementia
Psychiatric Symptoms and conditions due to:
•Psychotic Disorder, Homicide
•Anxiety Disorder, Insomnia ...Read more
Misuse: Alcoholism by definition refers to misuse or abuse of alcohol. Since the legal age for drinking in most states is 21, any use of alcohol by a teen would be considered abuse. Even though it is and always has been a common occurence it is still abuse. Frequent use, minimizing use, or inability to control the amount used are signs that abuse/alcoholism may persist into adulthood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every organ system: in the body is adversely affected by alcohol. It damages the brain, peripheral nerves, heart, liver, immune system, bone marrow, muscles and can cause many different kinds of cancer. It also can cause overdose with respiratory depression, coma and death - particularly when combined with other drugs (tranquillizers, sedatives, pain medicines). It ages the body prematurely. In low doses, it's fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inpatient care: One can't give any drug to a severe alcoholic and expect it to make a big difference. The only treatment is for the person to stop using alcohol and if severe this should done in an inpatient treatment center for alcoholism. B vitamins and drugs like benzodiazepines can ease withdrawal symptoms. After withdrawal, antidepressants, counseling and vitamins like B3 and B6 can help prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Alcoholism: Alcohol affects every organ in the body, except for the kidneys. One can bleed to death from hemorrhages in the esophagus, called esophageal varices. One can also die from liver failure, as well as from alcohol damaging one's bone marrow, making one more prone to infections. An alcoholic may pass out and hit their head and die from a bleed on the brain. Aspiration pneumonia is also common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Livers can heal: Alcohol adversely effects every organ in the body, except the kidneys. Alcohol can cause liver disease, but if a person quits drinking before much damage occurs, the liver can regenerate itself. The key of course is to quit drinking before it's too late to prevent irreparable damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcoholism: It isn't the quantity of how much alcohol you drink that defines whether you are alcoholic, but rather what happens when you do drink. Alcoholism is actually not a medical term. We diagnose alcohol problems as eith alcohol abuse or dependence, with the latter being more serious and characterized by someone experiencing withdrawall symptoms if they woild suddenly stop. In making the dx.Consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decisions: I am sure you would agree that knowledge is a good thing, right? So the more a person knows about themselves and the problems they may or may not have, the better they can decide what they want to do about it. Life's about choices and the more information we have, the better our insight and judgement. A person may decide to make changes if they have a good enough reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a cousin is in denial about their severe alcoholism refuses help and become an annoying is cutting them off acceptable at this point,?
Be honest: Be honest with your cousin. Tell him/her that severe alcoholism can be treated and it should be treated. It is effecting you and probably others. You can tell them to see their doctor or go to AA meetings. The most important thing is to tell them they need help. You can also say that you want nothing to do with them if they do not seek treatment. Just be frank and honest. ...Read more
Professional help: Having other comorbid conditions such as anxiety can cause relapse if not properly addressed. I would encourge professional help from someone who knows about anxiety and addictions. Some medications used for anxiety could be addictive as well. Add couseling or learn about mindful meditation. This can help with coming to terms with your anxiety, improve it and accept it without it causing distress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help for both of you: If he is concerned about it, many treatment programs will give a free or low cost assessment and make recommendations if there is a problem. In addition to treatment for the person through professional group treatment and/or aa, there is also al-anon for friends and family. If you are concerned but he is not, there is help through al-anon for you. ...Read more
I suffer from severe alcoholism, and my family is coming to visit this very stressful time. How do I cope with this?
AA: Find an aa meeting today, and attend until family leaves. By that time you will have discovered the importance and help that aa will afford you. ...Read more