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Wet Brain Alcoholism
Thiamine deficiency : Wernicke- korisikoff syndrome from thiamine deficiency usually from severe alcoholism. Ataxia, an irregular gait – wide stance and short step confusion, which often manifests as apathy to external surroundings and low voluntary verbal participation confabulation – telling of events that did not happen, and believing them to be true dementia hallucination – visual, aural or tactile abnormal eye movements. ...Read more
Visibly, it is continuing to drink in ways that are "out of control" despite negative consequences.It is a metabolic disorder where alcohol is not processed normally. Over time tolerance develops, (it takes more to get the desired effect). In later stages there are often withdrawal symptoms when you stop, but not always. Many relapse after abstaining for a while, esp. ...Read more
Doctors , can drinking a lot of water cause wet brain syndrome ? And what are the causes ? Also what ages are likely to get get ? Thank you .
Incorrect: Wet brain syndrome is a brain disease that is caused by thiamine ( vitamin b1) deficiency, seen most often in alcoholics with poor nutrition, leading to this vitamin deficiency. Too much water intake can cause a different brain dysfunction caused by diluting the sodium concentration in the blood, leading to confusion, coma, and death( in severe cases). ...Read more
Unanswerable ?: because NO part of the brain CAUSES alcoholism, and there is no evidence that there is something wrong with the brains of people who become alcoholic. There are many causes, some of which are inheritable and genetic, and others relate to life experiences, particularly trauma in early life. The pleasure and reward centers in the brain are affected by alcohol, but nobody knows what is horse or cart ...Read more
Definitely: That's where the main effect to the body is in alcoholism - the brain. Alcohol interferes with normal brain function when it is used in high quantities and for long periods of time. It causes judgment problems, social problems, mood problems and ultimately can cause permanent, irreversible brain damage. ...Read more
How much alcohol affects the brain in negative ways and can permanently damage your health/put you at risk for alcoholism?
Alcohol affects vary: With body wt, gender, age, genetics, food consumed, beverage concentration, other drugs ingested, & tolerance. Any amount affects the brain. 5+ drinks kill brain cells, decreases rem sleep, lowers inhibitions & reasoning, impairs reflexes & coordination, etc. Guidelines for moderate drinking = male: max 4 drinks/day, 16/week; female: 3/day, 12/week. Greeleypsychologist.Com/alcohol.Xhtml. ...Read more
Well, yes: I agree with my colleagues about the genetic issues in alcoholism. But even though it's "a brain disease [you] inherited, " you are still responsible for dealing with it. I hope you've chosen to involve yourself in a recovery program like aa or other. Otherwise, you are not actively working on your addiction and it will worsen. Alcoholism really does kill people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really ...: Campral will help stabilize the brain chemistry during recovery from alcoholism. Healing will happen only after removing unhelpful drugs and alcohol, returning to a balanced healthy diet, and replacing the vitamins and nutrients that were exhausted by the drain of addiction. You cannot completely reverse all of the brain damage caused by alcohol, but the sooner you start the closer you will get. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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