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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 more
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
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 more
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
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
Help for Alcohol:
I commend you to get help for Your Alcohol use.
Let Wise Person within you ask:
• Duration of Alcohol use
• Effect on marriage, relationships, work, and finances
• Conviction to overcome Alcoholism; and reasons for it
Then, see a Psychiatrist for
•Therapy to understand use of Alcohol and its effects,
•to learn coping skills for stresses of life
•Attend AA Meetings regularly
Your Life is Precious! ...Read more
Depends: The NIH says that more than one drink per day for women or 2 drinks per day for men may suggest a problem with alcohol. Cravings are usually defined as thoughts about drinking. These are problematic if you have (or have had) a problem with alcohol abuse. They may also be problematic if they are obsessive and you cannot stop these thoughts. A conversation with your FP may clear up and confusion. ...Read more
Cephtin/Alcohol: Not a good idea to drink while on antibiotics. The general problem is that alcohol interferes with the blood level of the drug. So the drug might not be as effective. If one is a heavy drinker there are other considerations such as liver problems. One can have side effects such as nausea and vomiting. ...Read more
Alcohol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme is found in all humans but varies depending on sex and race. People with low levels - young females and those of asian descent may have typical red flush when drinking.
Medication interactions are another important reason for intolerance.
However, in the western world religion is probably the leading cause of alcohol intolerance. ...Read more
Yes and No: Phenethyl alcohol is found in certain plants, so it is natural in that setting. Like many compounds, scientists may have the ability to create it in a lab (it would not be natural in that setting). Likewise, this or similar compounds in a plant in your yard would be natural, but having a bottle of the compound sitting on your table would be unnatural. It all depends on the details. ...Read more
Champagne n choclat: In small amounts (1 standard glass wine/beer etc/day), both alchol and chocolate have been associated with some positive health effects for some, but too much alcohol will damage your kidneys, liver, heart, esophogus n more. Too much choclate will also cause weight gain and the associated health risks. Serious health consequences from alcohol is probably much more common - than chocolate overdo. ...Read more
Topical, right?: I am assuming you mean topically during massage. Rubbing alocohol can do a couple of things to help get a massage deeper into muscles or relax them. First, the temper change and sensation on nerve endings in your skin can help muscles relax. Second, the alcohol acts as a varying lubricant on your skin that changes through out the massage that allows different pressure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Depends: This depends on how much you drink and the period of time over which you drink it; also, it correlates with sex (males metabolize better than females); how much you've eaten; food delays the absorption of alcohol; it depends on your tolerance: if you drink regularly in a moderate fashion, you will metabolize alcohol more efficiently;. ...Read more
It depends: As with many things in life, it depends. Depends on quantity and depends on your timing. First let's talk quantity. Moderate drinking is 2 alcoholic drinks/day for men, and 1/day for women. So moderate drinking is fine as long as it's not before a practice, match or while cutting wt. Keep the alcohol for afterwards! as you know, too much alcohol adversely affects your reaction time and balance! ...Read more
One ounce/one hour: Alcohol is usually metabolized (removed from your body) at about an ouce an hour. An ounce is the amount of alcohol in one 12 oz beer, one 4 oz glass of wine or one shot of liquor (approx.). Women metabolize it a bit more slowly than men. Drinking slowly and eating can keep you from becoming intoxicated. It is rec. That women not drink more than one oz. Per day and men not more than 2 oz. Per day. ...Read more
Not methanol: The only drinking alcohol is ethyl alcohol and this is what is contained in most potable beverages. It is not so much the type of drink you are using as it is the amount of ethanol you are consuming on a regular basis. Alcohol is generally harmful only when used to excess. A bottle of beer usually contains about the same amount of etoh as a shot of whiskey. ...Read more
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