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Doctor insights on: Why Does Alcohol Make You Slur Your Words

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Why does alcohol make you slur your speech?

Why does alcohol make you slur your speech?

GABA: Alcohol changes levels of neurotransmitters ; increases effects of inhibitory neurotransmitter gaba in the brain. More gaba means slower brain electrical activity ; thus sluggish movements ; slurred speech. The speech is further slowed because alcohol inhibits the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. Lower levels of glutamate slow speech. More inhibitor gaba, less activating gluctamate-slurring! ...Read more

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Is a sudden change in tolerance for alcohol concerning. a single small glass of wine is making me slur and unsteady. no med change.

Is a sudden change in tolerance for alcohol concerning. a single small glass of wine is making me slur and unsteady. no med change.

Check with doctor: This is unusual but you would need to check with your doctor and definitely avoid any alcohol. Alcohol is cleared by the liver and your doctor needs to know what is happening and order some blood tests to make sure that your liver and kidneys are working properly. I would also avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) and medications like motrin or aleve until you check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is chloral hydrate alcohol with chlorine in it? In other words is alcohol the active ingredient in chloral hydrate?

Is chloral hydrate alcohol with chlorine in it? In other words is alcohol the active ingredient in chloral hydrate?

Yes and no: The active ingredient is an alcohol but not ethyl alcohol which is the alcohol in liquor. Other alcohols do not produce the same effects necessarily and usually are toxic. ...Read more

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What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and  memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

Hello. : Hello. I don't know if you are an older person or if you have any significant healthy problems. I would see a neurologist soon to ensure that you are not having transient ischemic attacks or some other neurologic insult to the brain. Take care. ...Read more

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Does alcohol increase fats?

Alcohol: Alcohol calories are usually carbohydrates. But these are unneeded and not nutritional carbohydrates. So, when the liver sees this much sugar they make triglycerides, or fat storage molecules. Thus this sugar is made into fats that can be dangerous. ...Read more

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How can I cut down on alcohol?

How can I cut down on alcohol?

Cutting down is hard: For someone with alcohol dependence or alcoholism cutting down is likely harder than stopping completely and usually does not work well. People without drinking problems rarely would ever even think they need to cut down. Sometimes they may be able, but most recovering alcoholics will tell you they tried again and again and could not succeed, the craving was to strong after the first drink. ...Read more

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Is alcohol good to clean face?

No. : Alcohol will strip away all of the natural oils that you do need and dry out your skin too much. Not only will you have dry and flaky skin, but usually it becomes oily as a result of trying to replace what is lost. Try a more gentle astringent or toner. ...Read more

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What are the effects of alcohol?

What are the effects of alcohol?

Short/long effects: If someone drinks alcohol short-term health effects, can be hangover, slurred speech, drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach and headaches.High blood pressure, stroke, and other heart-related diseases. Long term effects include liver disease, nerve damage, sexual problems, permanent damage to the brain.Unintentional injuries car crash, falls, burns, drowning ...Read more

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Is a little alcohol bad for men?

Is a little alcohol bad for men?

No it isn't: A beer, glass of wine or a single alcoholic cocktail isn't bad provided it does not make you intoxicated. In fact, red wine contains anti-oxidents which may be extremely healthy. However any, even a little alcohol is bad for an alcoholic because they can not control or limit themselves to just consuming "only a little". ...Read more