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Why Does Alcohol Make You Slur Your Words
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is chloral hydrate alcohol with chlorine in it? In other words is alcohol the active ingredient in chloral hydrate?
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
MY mom is detoxing from Alcohol at home by herself. She keeps getting confused. Mildy slurred speech. Sweating profusely. She has detoxed many times before and has had a grandmal seizure in the past. Need to know if i should have her in the hospital. Sh
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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