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Doctor insights on: What Factors Can Cause Someone To Become An Alcoholic

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What factors can cause someone to become an alcoholic?

What factors can cause someone to become an alcoholic?

A combination: of nature (genetics) and nurture (life experiences, personality issues). It is thought that perhaps 50% of the burden is genetic, making people more susceptible to the effects of alcohol in various ways. The remainder is early life trauma, development of certain psychiatric illness like anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression and bipolar disorder, social and economic pressures and other experiences. ...Read more

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What causes a person to get alcoholic?

What causes a person to get alcoholic?

Alcoholism is a: progressive condition that starts out as novel drinking, then habitual drinking, then compulsive drinking. It can be chronic or binge in nature and can take weeks or years to develop this pattern. Some say its a bad habit (Rational Recovery) while others say its a disease (Alcoholics Anonymous). Go to a psychologist or perhaps an AA meeting for more information. ...Read more

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What causes diabetic alcoholic blackouts?

What causes diabetic alcoholic blackouts?

Both: Your diabetes or alcoholism alone can cause you to black outs -- but the two combined is a sure trouble. Please talk with your family doctor and get the right help now! ...Read more

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What are the root causes of becoming an alcoholic? Is it genetic?

What are the root causes of becoming an alcoholic? Is it genetic?

Addiction is: transmitted from one to another genetically however environment also plays a significant role in its expression. ...Read more

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What trauma could cause symptoms of acoa (adult child of an alcoholic)?

What trauma could cause symptoms of acoa (adult child of an alcoholic)?

Alcoholism: The trauma is mainly psychological in growing up in a family where one or both parents has alcohol addiction. Such children develop coping mechanism included in the 12 steps and traditions in the association's chartered ...Read more

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Im not an alcoholic but i smoke could this be the cause of my high sgpt 172?

Im not an alcoholic but i smoke could this be the cause of my high sgpt 172?

It is not: You'll need to find the real cause. If two weeks off medications and alcohol has not returned your sgot/sgpt to a healthy range, you'll get a workup for hepatitis b & c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis & maybe more. You may simply need more aerobic exercise ("fatty liver / metabolic syndrome.") best wishes. ...Read more

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My cousin is a severe alcoholic & at times he goes out of his head & doesn't know who we r or where he is what causes this?

My cousin is a severe alcoholic & at times he goes out of his head & doesn't know who we r or where he is what causes this?

Alcohol: Intoxication or withdrawal can cause this sort of behavior especially in patients with alcohol use disorders. Either way, it’s a serious disease and he needs treatment; it’s an illness that requires urgent care. However, like anyone with an illness, seeking treatment is ultimately up to the patient. If he's willing to seek treatment, please have him do so ASAP; it can can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What causes vomiting post alcoholic consumption?

What causes vomiting post alcoholic consumption?

May be receptor stim: Vomiting , post alcohol consumption, could be from multiple reasons. One possibility is that alcohol may stimulate the chemoreceptor trigger zone of the brain, causing nausea and vomiting.Other possibilities are consumption of a large amount of alcohol. Gastric and intestinal irritation. Gerd. Worsening of already present gastritis or gastric or intestinal ulcers. Please consult your pcp. Thanks. ...Read more

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What alcoholic drinks doesn't cause heartburn and hangover?

What alcoholic drinks doesn't cause heartburn and hangover?

None: Any type of alcohol, drunken to excess, can cause heartburn and hangover. If you're having trouble controlling the amount you drink, please talk with your physician and/or attend alcoholics anonymous: http://www.Aa.Org. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to shake or have a tremor shortly after consuming an alcoholic beverage?

What could cause someone to shake or have a tremor shortly after consuming an alcoholic beverage?

See a neurologist: Tremors are not normal and are not related to drinking alcohol unless chronic alcholism. The most common reason for tremors is stage 2 Lyme Disease, esp in a 30 yo. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from alcoholic hepatitis? Can this disease cause HE?

How long does it take to recover from alcoholic hepatitis? Can this disease cause HE?

Acute or chronic?: Acute alcoholic hepatitis will cause a rise in your liver enzymes and the damage will be transient but continued alcohol consumption may lead to chronic hepatitis with cirhossis and other sequelae including hepatic encephalopathy. If you know alcohol is a problem for you or a loved one, you should get help before it becomes irreversible. ...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

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Can one alcoholic beverage cause shortness of breathe?

Can one alcoholic beverage cause shortness of breathe?

Potentially alcohol: could result in pulmonary symptoms. Additionally you could have an allergic reaction to something in the drink. Regardless, it would be worth discussing these concerns with your health care provider. If the shortness of breath lasts more than a few hours you should seek more immediate attention as it may be something else that is more significant than what you think is a reaction to the alcohol. ...Read more

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Why do people with alcoholic cirrhosis have a worse prognosis than other causes?

Why do people with alcoholic cirrhosis have a worse prognosis than other causes?

Cirrhosis: People with alcoholic cirrhosis may do worse than other causes of cirrhosis if the continue to drink. If the stop drinking their prognosis will depend on their Childs classification that is residual liver function remaining, response to management and adherence to avoiding hepatotoxins and the rate of progression of disease and complications ...Read more

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Could being an alcoholic cause health problems other then cirrhosis and alcohol overdoses?

Could being an alcoholic cause health problems other then cirrhosis and alcohol overdoses?

Yes: Alcohol can damage every organ in the body, causing heart failure, heart arrhythmias, brain damage with dementia, memory problems, cancer of head and neck, stomach, esophagus and colon (and elsewhere), damage the stomach lining and cause bleeding, make you more susceptible to infections, deplete vitamins and cause deficiency diseases, and hundreds of other things. If this is you, get help now. ...Read more

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Why does a single alcoholic drink sometimes cause a bigger hangover than two or even three drinks at other times?

Why does a single alcoholic drink sometimes cause a bigger hangover than two or even three drinks at other times?

Hang over: Maybe the type of beverage, maybe you are not hydrated or haven't eaten. Maybe you have low alcohol tolerance. Hydrating with water before, during, and after gathering is always beneficial. Munchings also is good to prevent hang over. Alcohol + munchings= beer belly. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of me suddenly committing after just a couple social alcoholic beverages? Used to be able to handle much more alcohol.

What could be the cause of me suddenly committing after just a couple social alcoholic beverages? Used to be able to handle much more alcohol.

Gastritis: If you meant "vomiting" this can happen after just a few drinks if your stomach is upset to begin with - alcohol irritates the lining of the stomach, and that can induce vomiting more quickly in the presence of stomach inflammation (gastritis). Treatment is usually antacids or acid-blocking medications. (and moderation!) ...Read more

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Does alcoholic cirrhosis present/look differently from other cirrhosis causes? is it more difficult to diagnose? i mean decompensated not compensated

Does alcoholic cirrhosis present/look differently from other cirrhosis causes? is it more difficult to diagnose? i mean decompensated not compensated

Diagnosed on history: One factor that makes it subtle is that the liver enzymes reflect only recent drinking, fibrosis reflects long-term drinking. So it may be overdiagnosed or missed. When it decomensates, the patient will know and testing may even be moot. ...Read more