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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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