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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Alchoholism

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What are signs of alcoholism?

What are signs of alcoholism?

Signs of alcholism: C - have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking? A- have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? G - have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking? E - eye opener: have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover? From: http://alcoholism.About.Com/od/tests/a/tests.Htm. ...Read more

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Signs of diabetes?

Signs of diabetes?

Varies: Signs of diabetes are: frequent urination, thirst, blurry vision, hunger, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, frequent infections, wounds that heal slowly, tingling in hands or feet, or you can have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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What are signs of cirrhosis?

What are signs of cirrhosis?

Signs of Cirrhosis: There are many "signs" or physical findings of cirrhosis. These include: spider angiomata (small spider like blood vessels on the skin, see picture), clubbing of the fingers, palmar erythema (reddening of the palms), gynecomastia (enlargement of the breasts in males), enlargement of the liver and spleen, ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdomen), jaundice (yellowing of skin) and many more. ...Read more

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Signs of depression?

Signs of depression?

Perpetual sadness: Period of intense sadness, regular crying, apathy, decrease in energy and appetite, poor sleep, decreased motivation and enjoyment of activities, poor self care, isolation and withdrawal, hopelessness, thoughts of suicide. These thoughts, behaviors and feelings are typically not associated with things that would make one sad (loss) but are often independent of life's circumstances. ...Read more

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Signs of depression?

Signs of depression?

Persistent low mood: Sad and low mood which persists for weeks accompanied by changes in sleep and appetite, decrease interest in previously pleasurable activities, decrease motivation, concentration and interest life are commonly seen in depression. Hopelessness and suicidal ideation may be signs of worsening depression and needs immediate help. ...Read more

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What are the signs of alcohol withdrawal developing?

What are the signs of alcohol withdrawal developing?

Alcohol withdrawal: Causes nervousness, depression, not being able to think clearly, fatigue, irritability, jumpiness, nightmares, clammy skin, dilated pupils, insomnia, loss of appetite, sweating, rapid heart rate, pallor, tremors, agitation, severe confusion, hallucinations, fever, seizures and death. Do not do this on your own! see an addiction psychiatrist to stop safely. ...Read more

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What are the signs of alcohoholic gastritis?

What are the signs of alcohoholic gastritis?

Severe pain : Associated with drinking alcohol. Pain usually felt within hours of last drink. Location around midpoint of upper abdomen (below xiphoid). ...Read more

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What are signs of alcohol poisoning?

What are signs of alcohol poisoning?

Liver failure: Cirrhosis is classical, such as jaundice, large belly filled with fluid, etc. But, from the perspective of a neurologist, tremors , incoordination, gait imbalance, numbness, weakness, confusion, disorientation, epileptic seizures. Of course, coma, delirium. Sudden death. Not a pretty picture. ...Read more

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Signs of dibeaties?

Signs of dibeaties?

Classics: Include polydipsia (drink a lot), polyphagia (eat a lot), polyuria (pee a lot), plus low energy (not using sugar ingested), sweet smell to urine or urinary infection, blurred vision (from high sugar in eye fluid). If concerned, get your fasting blood sugar checked and urine checked for spilling glucose. Next comes hgba1c or glucose tolerance testing. ...Read more

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What are the signs of impending death with diabetes?

What are the signs of impending death with diabetes?

Anything: Diabetes effects every organ in your body and increase your overall risk of death. The most common immediate cause is cardiac. ...Read more

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What are signs of autoimmune hepatitis?

What are signs of autoimmune hepatitis?

Jaundice & big liver: Skin rashes & spider angioma (see photo) may also be seen. Generally the diagnosis is made when patients present with fatigue, loss of appetite, and weight loss. Examination reveals jaundice. Blood tests reveal liver injury and an autoimmune basis for the injury. Try this website for a more detailed discussion: http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/autoimmunehep/ ...Read more

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What are the early physical signs of cirrosis ?

What are the early physical signs  of cirrosis ?

Need more info: Cirrhosis=stage 4 scarring of the liver. Complications like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), and liver cancer (hcc) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice on occasion (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms once they develop (occur at different rates. ...Read more

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What are signs of mental illness?

What are signs of mental illness?

Which one: Mental illness refers to abnormal mood and/or thought content and process and/or behavior. There are many types of mental illness. Most common are anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, but also dementia, developmental disorders such as autism. ...Read more

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What are some early signs of liver damage?

What are some early signs of liver damage?

Can be subtle: The liver can suffer a lot of damage before it becomes apparent that something is wrong, which is why it is so important to be screened for common causes, like hepatitis b and c, while you feel normal. Often early symptoms are fatigue and just not feeling well. Later symptoms of advanced cirrhosis (severe scarring) include easy bleeding, swelling, yellow skin or eyes, breasts in men, etc. ...Read more

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What are the signs of acute alcohol poisoning?

See answer: Confusion, delerium, confabulation, weakness, sever fatigue, naseau, possible vomiting, tremors, and eventual comatose state. Acute alcohol poisoning needs emergent medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of substance abuse?

What are the early signs of substance abuse?

Depends: There are different substances which are used and abused ranging from cigarettes, alcohol, prescription narcotics and of course illicit drugs! if the question is being asked there is a good chance abuse is involved! symptoms depend on the substance. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal Alcohol Spec-: trum Disorders are on http://www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/Index.aspx. FAS 1 criteria are characteristic facial features, prenatal & or post-natal growth failure & evidence of brain damage - intellectual disability, learning disorder, executive functions deficits, & or inability to understand cause & effect, with history of prenatal exposure to alcohol any time from 3 weeks post-conception to term. ...Read more

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What are signs of each stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are signs of each stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Four stages: Check out livestrong.Com/article/114296-four-stages-liver-disease that should explain it fairly well. ...Read more

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How can I control my alchohol?

How  can I control my alchohol?

Alcoholism: If you drink heavily or to black out or just too much you may find that you cannot control your drinking. You can make plans but if you have the ism of alcoholism you may need to give up the control and ask for help. Help is there. There are addiction counselors or addiction psychiatrists. There are detox and treatment centers. There are group therapy programs such as aa. ...Read more

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How much alchohol should men consume in a day?

How much alchohol should men consume in a day?

Depends: Some studies over the past 10 years have suggested that consuming 2-3 alcoholic drinks per day slightly decreases one's risk of heart disease. This is a simplistic answer to a complicated question but in general, we no longer always condone moderate alcohol intake. This is, of course, means no drinking and driving--ever! that greatly increases your risk of dying sooner than you expected! ...Read more

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How long does it take for your body to be cleansed of alchohol ?

How long does it take for your body to be cleansed of alchohol ?

Alcohol: This depends on how much you drank. How long you had been drinking and how big you are. Should be gone in 24 hr. ...Read more

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How can I know if i drank rubbing alchohol or not?

How can I know if i drank rubbing alchohol or not?

Don't drink: Rubbing alcohol. If in the original container, it will state what it is (isopropyl alcohol). ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to be easily get addicted to alchohol?

Is it possible for me to be easily get addicted to alchohol?

It depends: Dr. Lynch has supplied you with some data on frequency of alcohol use, but any one person's becoming "addicted" depends on his/her genetics, emotional makeup, habits, life situation, etc. That said, alcohol is an easily available, abuse-able substance -- and it does induce tolerance ; withdrawal. Initial stages in this process may be feeling that only with alcohol can you socialize ; have fun. ...Read more

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I need some help please! why is alchohol used in toothpaste?

I need some help please! why is alchohol used in toothpaste?

Really?: I do not know of any toothpaste that has alcohol in it. Some mouthwashes do, but i recommend alcohol free. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop alchohol or cut it down gradualy. Suggest?

Is it safe to stop alchohol or cut it down gradualy. Suggest?

Alcohol: Its always a great idea not to drink alcohol. How to stop consumption depends on how much and how frequent the drinking is. If its excessive then there is the risk of withdrawal symptoms which are treatable. Talk to your doctor and discuss the best option for you. ...Read more

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Can having a little alchohol the previous day impair the effect of B12 shots?

Can having a little alchohol the previous day impair the effect of B12 shots?

No: Go ahead. However, I'm concerned that you're taking b12 shots at age 28 without any listed bona fide indication. Be sure you're being given this stuff for a valid reason. ...Read more

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I stopped caffeine and alchohol one year ago What effect will this have on my body organs?

I stopped caffeine and alchohol one year ago 
What effect will this have on my body organs?

Caffeine/Alcohol: Should have no effect on your body organs if you have been off for 1 year or more. You will be sensitive to them, should you decide to intake either one now & their effects would be greater & quicker. After being off of them for the year, you should feel great, as you are detoxed from them. Continue the good work & eat healthy, as they are part of healthy living. ...Read more

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Is rubbing alchohol good for hives?

Is rubbing alchohol good for hives?

NO: It will irritate and dry out your skin, and it will not stop the release of histamine by the cells that causes the hives. You need an oral antihistamine to settle down the reaction. Even topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not likely to be helpful. ...Read more

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Is alchohol harful in a diabetic patient?

Is alchohol harful in a diabetic patient?

Not really.: No more harmful than in anyone else. Excess use is excess use. In addition to making a diabetic drunk, it can also make their blood sugar a lot higher. Use should be moderated. ...Read more

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How does alchohol affect diabetic patient?

How does alchohol affect diabetic patient?

Raises BG: Alcohol is easily digested and can raise your blood sugar levels. Secondarily alcohol can impair your judgment and make you forget your meds, your testing and your diet. A glass of wine for males per day is ok as part of a balanced diabetic program. ...Read more

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Why would alchohol not show up on a urine analysis?

Why would alchohol not show up on a urine analysis?

Specific urine tests: Have been developed & used; however, none has been completely reliable so far. For example, positive ethyl glucuronide tests can result from use of hand sanitizers, medications, hygiene products, cosmetics, foods, some laundry detergents & other products that contain small levels of alcohol. Blood alcohol levels, breathalyzers, saliva & hair sample tests are more reliable. ...Read more

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Are people aware of there personality changing upon huffing or drinking alchohol?

Are people aware of there personality changing upon huffing or drinking alchohol?

Sometimes: Having insight into personality change does occur. Often the individual is not as aware as others. We could get into details and mechanisms (the right side of the brain has more problems with insight than the left) Look up the term Anosagnosia for example. You have taken a great deal of initiative over the past 48 hours. I commend you. ...Read more