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What is the safest way to stop drinking alchol without having health problems?

What is the safest way to stop drinking alchol without having health problems?

Not by yourself: Sudden cessation of alcohol use after a month or longer of excessive use can be dangerous (high heart rate, high blood pressure, hallucinations, seizures - delirium tremens). It is better to come off it in a supervised setting, and with the support of family/friends/support group such as alcoholics anonymous. A medical practitioner can determine if it is safe to "detox" at home, or as inpatient. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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What are the benefits of smoking maharajah? And what are the best ways to consume it without having to smoke it ? I don't use just curious.

What are the benefits of smoking maharajah? And what are the best ways to consume it without having to smoke it ? I don't use just curious.

Aren't any: At your age. Whatever benefits some people get from marijuana - relaxation, reduced anxiety, "getting in touch with yourself, " a new perspective on life etc etc., the adolescent brain (basically up to about age 23) is still being formed, and there is evidence that cannabis does not help that process. It has some medical effects, increases appetite, reduces nausea. At your age, not a good idea. ...Read more

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If a drug is hard on your liver is there anything you can do to assist your liver? Ie, drink lots of water???

If a drug is hard on your liver is there anything you can do to assist your liver?  Ie, drink lots of water???

Here's some ideas...: The liver performs amazing functions but it is sensitive to injury. Avoid concomitant ingestion of drugs with alcohol, don't exceed recommended doses of prescribed & OTC agents, take no supplements without a doctor's advice (many cause liver injury), no recreational drugs or "liver detoxes", minimize coincident known risks (e.g. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) more), & explore alternatives with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do while having a craving for alcohol?

What is the best thing to do while having a craving for alcohol?

If you have an : Alcohol problem - encourage you to become involved in alcoholics anonymous. Call your sponsor if you have cravings. Read from the big book. Call someone on your support phone tree. An addiction medicine specialist may prescribe medications to decrease symptoms. Auricular acupuncture reduces alcohol cravings. If you have a behavioral health provider let them know about your struggle. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure and prevent mouth ulcers. I don't consume alcohol or tobacco.

Oral ulcers: If you are finding it difficult to properly treat these ulcers and your dentist is uncertain of the answer i would recommend finding a dentist that specializes or has advanced training in oral medicine. You can check with the american academy of oral medicine web site for a dentist in your area. ...Read more

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In the middleof drinking what is the best way to get him to stop when asking for more alcohol what else can I do and does putting water in beer help?

Real tough: No answer for this. If he is already intoxicated, he will unlikely be able to adapt behavior. Drinking issues need to be addressed when he is singer. ...Read more

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Is there a recommended food or drink to reduce cigarette cravings when quitting? What else can I do to assure a successful attempt? Thanks

Is there a recommended food or drink to reduce cigarette cravings when quitting? What else can I do to assure a successful attempt? Thanks

Go for it!: There are no studies about certain food or drinks. Successful treatment will be based on how addicted you are. For example if you need your first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking you may need a combination of nicotine replacement (patch, lozenge, or gum) and medication. Medication could be something like Chantix or bupropion. See your doc. ...Read more

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Is there any medical reason why a person would lose their eyesight after taking and ED drug and how common is that?

Is there any medical reason why a person would lose their eyesight after taking and ED drug and how common is that?

See answer below: While vision loss is listed among the most serious adevrse events of therapies used for erectile dysfunction such as Cialis for example, it is not a common side effect. ...Read more

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I'm going to stop drinking alcohol is there any foods or drinks that will help me ?

I'm going to stop drinking alcohol is there any foods or drinks that will help me ?

Program: Many N.D.'s recommend a blend of amino acids. However, if you want to insure success, find a structured program that has a history of success, such as A.A. and follow their suggestions. ...Read more

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Is there a way to pass gallstones .. im trying to avoid surgery .. if so what is the safest way to get rid of gallstones with out surgery?

Is there a way to pass gallstones .. im trying to avoid surgery .. if so what is the safest way to get rid of gallstones with out surgery?

Only very small ones: Small gall stones that can pass thru the cystic duct into common duct are the only ones that pass spontaneously. The common larger stones drop to the ampulla of the GB where they can impact on the cystic artery feeding the GB to initiate inflammation and necrosis. These stones can only be removed by surgery either, cholecystectomy, or opening the GB to remove stones, the cholecystostomy ...Read more

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My brother in law is intoxicated to Alcohol. My question is what is the remedy to such addiction and what medicine can keep him away from alcohol.

Naltrexone Campral: There are 2 medications approved for alcoholism. Naltrexone is an opiate antagonist that decreases cravings to drink as well take away the euphoric effects one gets when they drink. Campral works on the Glutamate in the brain which is involved symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and decreases cravings as well as anxiety which is trigger for many alcoholics. Together very effective meds with treatment ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop caffeine without getting the headaches?

What is the best way to stop caffeine without getting the headaches?

Gradual detox: Slowly reduce caffeine intake over several weeks. This is best accomplished with support from another caffeine addict. ...Read more

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Is it possible to stop hawthorn(supplement,700mg per day)suddenly without any health damage?

Is it possible to stop hawthorn(supplement,700mg per day)suddenly without any health damage?

Here are some...: Hawthorn, a herbal supplement, has been claimed and widely used in Europe and China for helping maintain cardiovascular health Being a herbal supplement, its dose, medicinal effects, side effects, usage, etc. have not been studied as well as those of controlled prescribed drugs. Hence, no one can tell if it is safe to discontinue it suddenly or not, no clear study is available. So, just taper it ...Read more

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He has been addicted to alcohol for long time Is there a any way to prevent him from drinking, (medicine,remedies, etc) He's not stopping by himself !

He has been addicted to alcohol for long time Is there a any way to prevent him from drinking, (medicine,remedies, etc) He's not stopping by himself !

Yes.: He needs to be ready to accept help. The following websites are excellent for information and you may want to share them with him. http://bit.ly/1HEQLy0 and http://bit.ly/1KPrPC5 and http://1.usa.gov/1NRbFMi For treatment: http://bit.ly/1G0oRGS and http://1.usa.gov/1YWD6qS Treatment can be outpatient or inpatient Also, go to MY Checklist "overcoming anxiety and stress" it discusses self-CBT ...Read more

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What can I do if my step dad is addicted to diet coke is there any long term diseases i could scare him with?

What can I do if my step dad is addicted to diet coke is there any long term diseases i could scare him with?

Compounding insults: We are programmed to live to 120. The reason we don't is because of the toxic abuse we put our bodies through. Consider the long term effect of the chemicals in your dad's addiction compounded over the years. His roi (return on ingestion) may be a penalty for early withdrawal from his life account. I see that you care very much for him. I hope he knows how much his habit will hurt you both. ...Read more

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How can I cure my anxiety what is the best way is it any natural ways like drinking tea or water if so how much or what's the fastest way for it to go?

How can I cure my anxiety what is the best way is it any natural ways like drinking tea or water if so how much or what's the fastest way for it to go?

W/Knowledge + Skills: #1: a clinical psychologist can teach u how 2 manage possibly overcome! but u really do need one w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. #2: it's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source of info: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop taking suboxone? Without having to go through withdrawals.

What is the best way to stop taking suboxone? Without having to go through withdrawals.

Talk to your doctor: that is prescribing your the suboxone. They should help you get off this medication. ...Read more

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