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What Is The Best Treatment For Binge Drinking
Will binge drinking only 3 times in my whole life cause any long term harm if I now don't drink completely?
Wise choice: I very seriously doubt you have done any prior harm to yourself, and the decision to avoid alcohol could be a very healthy future approach. Many people your age, are unfortunately highly attracted to recreational drugs and/or alcohol, and these bad choices can often leave lifelong permanent consequences. You have chosen a different path!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I didn't find out I was prego until 15 weeks. I was binge drinking/moderately drinking that whole time. US says baby is ok. Would the us show prob?
No: Fetal alcohol effect reflects a dose related intensity of findings.The original FAS description from France in the 50's came from alcoholics, many of whom died of alcohol related pbs within a year of giving birth.Although no level of alcohol can be considered totally safe, moms have been in your position & had normal outcome.An ultrasound might show some issues, but not all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many drinks: Binge drinking could look like a six pack or case of beer, a bottle of wine or a fifth of liquor in one night. There may be less conservative cut off points or more generous allowances by some clinicians although these specified in my opinion are generous. For health maintenance, i would suggest no more than 2 or 3 beers, a glass or two of wine, or one shot glass of hard liquor. Stay safe! ...Read more
Boozing/binging: Both are toxic, but more immediate toxicity with heavy drinking over short period (binging). ...Read more
No: Binge drinking is when you drink in 2 hours: 5 or more drinks for men, 4+ for women. Most who binge are not addicted to alcohol. Binge has its own set of dangers that are different than what we would worry for a chronic alcoholic patient. Binge drinking can contribute to sexual assault, accidents, lung injury or death by aspiration of vomit, or coma (alcohol poisoning). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: and in some cases it can be permanent. Alcohol damages the small lobes at the very bottom/back of the brain called the cerebellum, which controls movement. Damage to the cerebellum can cause dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, impaired gait and other problems. That's why people stumble and are clumsy when they are intoxicated. Chronic persistent high dose use of alcohol can cause permanent damage. ...Read more
Alcohol neuropathy: High amounts of alcohol are toxic; by binge drinking you are poisoning yourself- it can even be fatal. Usually this occurs in the arms and legs but can happen in the cheeks. B vitamins can help but may not totally protect you. Binge drinking can cause permanent brain damage, liver disease, increased cancer risk etc. Your body is giving you a very clear message to stop- if you can't, seek help! ...Read more
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