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What Makes An Alcoholic
Its causes problems: Alcoholic is actually not a medical term, however people in aa call themselves alcoholics because for some reason or another alcohol causes problems in their life, health, relationships, legal trouble. Maybe they were just done having it rule their lives, it kept them stuck, from realizing their dreams, maybe they were robbed of their mind, body and spirit. Unfortunately some never see this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Alcohol is only one of many causes of cirrhosis. Other comon causes include viral infections (e.g. Hepatitis c), autoimmune disorders (e.g. Autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis), metabolic abnormalities (e.g. "fatty liver" disease, abnormal copper or iron storage), and certain medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mutual support helps: Medically supervised detoxification for alcoholism involves the use of gradually decreasing doses of central nervous depressants to prevent the onset of delirium tremens, a potentially fatal consequence of untreated alcohol withdrawal. Detoxification may work better when done with the support of alcoholics anonymous. ...Read more
No: Drinking one to drinks per day does not make you an alcoholic. That is unless they are very large drinks. One drink is considered to be either one 4 ounce glass of wine, one-12 ounce beer of one-single ounce/shot of whiskey or hard liquor. More than two of such drinks per day are more problematic. One to two drinks per day has actually been proven to be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely: An "asian flush" is caused by a deficiency in an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase. This interrupts a specific step in ethanol breakdown that allows acetaldehyde to build up, causing the symptoms you experience. This can be caused by certain drugs such as antebuse and certain antibiotics. Many people find this extremely unpleasant and curtail their drinking as a result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends who you ask: If you are a victim, then it is a crime. If you are arrested for doing it, you claim it is an illness. If you are a doctor treating a sex offender then you might think it is a personality disorder. If you are a lawyer, then it is a legal definition. Sex offenders rarely think of themselves as offensive. It also varies in different cultures. Perhaps child abuse leads to becoming a sex offender. ...Read more
Stop drinking: . They can shake for a number of reasons. They can develop nerve damage in the nerves going to hands and feet for example, due to alcohol damage or vitamin deficiencies. They usually shake due to alcohol withdrawn. Bottom line, they need medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My responses: Epidural steroids involve injection outside of the spinal canal to control pain. Not infrequently used during labor and delivery, and less commonly employed to defray symptoms due to root level disc compression of nerve in neck or back. Maybe a chorus is singing praises, but I for one, would caution you that there are risks and this should be used only in special indications. ...Read more
I need to know what is tournine/taurine that is an element used is red bull and other enerizer drinks?
Amino acid: Taurine is a non-essential amino acid. Your body makes whatever is needed. Cats, for instance, lack this production and taurine deficiency can occur in felines. There is not enough in red bull, etc. To cause any known problems. ...Read more
Depressed breathing: Alcohol poisoning is similar to other depressant overdoses, like barbiturates. It is a progression from sleepiness to sleep to coma, eventually with progressively slower and more shallow breathing, resulting in accumulation of fluid in the lungs, low blood oxygen and ultimately stoppage of the heart. It can also cause accumulation of acetone (ketoacidosis) similar to diabetes, in some cases severe. ...Read more
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