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How should one minimize alcohol related blackouts?

How should one minimize alcohol related blackouts?

Alcohol blackouts: Get help to stop drinking alcohol. Blackouts from drinking alcohol are dangerous and a sign of alcohol abuse. Talk to your pcp, consider going to an AA meeting. See: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/alcoholism-and-alcohol-abuse.htm Be safe. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Blackouts (With Memory Loss) (Definition)

A blackout is a symptom in which a person faints. Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness due to a drop in the blood supply to the brain. A blackout can also mean an episode of temporary loss of vision (one's view turns to black) due to a drop in the blood supply to the head and eyeballs, without fully fainting. ...Read more


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Wat can cause a blackout , no drugs or alcohol were being used ?

Wat can cause a blackout , no drugs or alcohol were being used ?

Go to the Doctor: If that is the case you need to see your doctor this week. Please sign off of the application and get in to the family clinic to see your physician. ...Read more

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Can you have blackouts of memory without?It being caused by alcohol or any concussion?

Can you have blackouts of memory without?It being caused by alcohol or any concussion?

Yes: Amnesia may be caused by seizures, tumors, psychiatric issues, stroke and by transient global amnesia - a curious phenomenon with loss of memory and repetitive questioning which usually disappears completely after a brief while. ...Read more

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Blackouts: alcohol induced low glucose (never before did this) - does it cause permanent damage? Should I be seen?

Blackouts: alcohol induced low glucose (never before did this) - does it cause permanent damage? Should I be seen?

See your doc: Any alcohol related blackout should be taken seriously. Whether or not you are diabetic, if you are blacking out you are having a problem with drinking. While any damage from one incident is not likely to be great, the long term of effects of drinking and blacking out are serious and progressive both physically and psychologically. You probably should not be drinking. ...Read more

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What causes blackout after drinking alcohol?

What causes blackout after drinking alcohol?

It's theorized that: Alcohol consumption impairs the transmission of neurotransmitters in the hippocampus of the brain especially gaba/ gamma amino-butyric acid and n methyl d aspartate, thus causing the black out. Bottoms up! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/blackout_(alcohol-related_amnesia). ...Read more

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After years of drinking, is it more common to experiencing alcohol blackouts?

No.: Anyone with "alcoholic blackouts" especially recurrent in the setting of years of drinking needs evaluation by physician. ...Read more

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What if someone is driving and blackout with no alcohol or drugs present?

What if someone is driving and blackout with no alcohol or drugs present?

Below: the problem of blackouts without alcohol or drugs induced is quite long. It is important to see your DR and have an accurate DX made. For example: low blood sugar, seizures, etc. ...Read more

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