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Doctor insights on: Tips For Women Living With An Alcoholic Husband

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I'm afraid of my alcoholic husband. Who can I turn to for help?

Many places: If your life is in danger call the police. Many communities have shelters for battered persons who live in abusive relationships. Alanon is an organization to support family members of alcoholics and has many local chapters. Bottom line is if you feel you may be at risk, you probably are. Leave any abusive situation before you are harmed. ...Read more

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My husband knows he is an alcoholic but with all the problems in our lives he thinks its understandable- how can I help him see otherwise?

You may not be able: You may have to figure out how much more you can tolerate of his behavior, if he is not willing to seek help you may need to set some consequences for his continued actions. Alcoholics will drink if the sun comes up, until they admit that they just cannot not drink, everything is a reason to continue. Harsh but true for severe problem drinkers. Talk to a professional or counselor, try alanon. ...Read more

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My husband is an alcoholic & can't control his bowels. What can I do to help him?

He needs prompt : Medical attention. An addiction medicine specialist may be a good choice of provider to tend to his medical problems. Regarding the impact on his spiritual and emotional well-being - alcoholics anonymous is an excellent choice. ...Read more

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My husband is alcoholic by day .. Controlled by night .. He's in pain in stoumach evry time he drinks what is wrong?

My husband is alcoholic by day .. Controlled by night .. He's in pain in stoumach evry time he drinks what is wrong?

Gastritis?: Alcohol causes gastritis, which is an inflammation of the stomach lining. He could also have an ulcer. He deserves a check up with a physician and a plan to decrease his alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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My husband is an alcoholic & smoker, he has been having heaviness in his chest 44yr old 180lbs 6'1 what could it be. He takes no meds?

Anything!: This could be just about anything - cardiac disease, presenting as angina, lung infection, reflux disease, anxiety attacks. His medical history increases his risks of heart disease. He needs to have a thorough physical exam. Please have him see his physician ...Read more

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My husband is an alcoholic. We have tried everything and he won't stop! its to the point where i may have to leave him. Any ideas on getn him to quit?

Asking impossible: You can not in anyway control him or his drinking. There is an incredible program for you known as al-anon. Working on yourself will help you get clarity on whether you need to leave or stay. But, for now, your own self survival is what we need to help you with. ...Read more

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Husband has low iron and blood in poop he is an alcoholic?

Husband has low iron and blood in poop he is an alcoholic?

Related problems: The low iron is likely from blood loss & poor intake, both common in alcoholic. Multivitamin w/iron and more dk greens can help this, but make gastritis worse. Alcoholic gastritis common & needs abstinence to heal. Proton pump inhibitor can help. See GI specialist for eval & mgmt. May need detox pgm if heavy drinker to start treatment if willing. If not, will worsen. ...Read more

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What's the cause for polyneuropathy when you are not diabetic or alcoholic? At age 78 female

What's the cause for polyneuropathy when you are not diabetic or alcoholic?  At age  78 female

Neuropathy: Can have many causes although diabetes and alcohol abuse are very common causes. Other frequent causes of neuropathy include chronic kidney disease and vitamin deficiencies. There are a number of inherited neuropathies the most common being charcot-marie-tooth neuropathies. Recently a very rare late onset genetically caused neuropathy has been described but it is very rare. ...Read more