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what is acute alcohol intoxication

A: acute alcohol intoxication can result from a high level of alcohol in the bloodstream leading to drunkenness. The term acute alcohol intoxication is used by healthcare providers, often in emergencies. Toxicologists also speak of alcohol intoxication to discriminate from other toxins researched in the field....


alcohol intoxication

A: Hi, Theresa, I am sorry to hear of your troubles - such decisions can be difficult to take. This is a legal matter that is best taken up with a lawyer who will then employ an expert witness such as myself. However, without prejudicing the case, you should be aware that people become tolerant to alcohol mainly by getting rid of it faster from the body - a BAC level indicates the level of intoxication fairly well - individuals can be quite good at hiding intoxication (it is called functional adaption or tolerance) but are still intoxicated and this comes out when something untoward happens e.g. a driver may think they can drive after a few drinks but will not react well in an emergency situation (a child...

Why 'avoid alcohol' during antibiotic treatment ?

A: Because you do not want to crash your car and waste all that expensive medicine If you''re sick enough to need antibiotics, you should probably focus on getting better. Although kidney damage from mixing antibiotics and alcohol is unlikely, the odds of liver damage are higher. Many antibiotics are broken down by the liver, and so is alcohol. Since the liver can only metabolize so much at one time, overloading it with antibiotics and alcohol increases the risk of liver damage. Importantly, anyone with a diagnosed liver condition, such as Hepatitis B or C, should not drink while taking antibiotics. Even without drinking, certain antibiotics can have some uncomfortable side effects. People who take an antibiotic...


What Are acute Withdrawal Symptoms?

A: acute withdrawal symptoms are physiological and psychological bodily manifestations that become apparent when chemical use is severely reduced or discontinued. Differing acute withdrawal symptoms are seen dependent upon which prescribed or illicit substance is withdrawn from the system. Some common symptoms that are seen across the spectrum include anxiety, insomnia, and loss of appetite. acute withdrawal symptoms are seen when the substance is first discontinued and can continue for up to two weeks. The intensity and duration of the syndrome depends upon the specific substance, the length of time it has been used for, and the frequency of use.. The medical community regards acute


Does excessive alcohol use erase your mind and if so can it come back?

A: As a recovering alcoholic, I can tell you that I was much smarter in my youth before I drank so darned much. Its regrettable. I still have a good mind but it was much better before all that booze. 1) ''acute alcohol intoxication via excessive doses generally causes short- or long-term health effects. NMDA receptors start to become unresponsive, slowing areas of the brain they are responsible for. Contributing to this effect is the activity which alcohol induces in the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system. The GABA system is known to inhibit activity in the brain. GABA could also be responsible for the memory impairment that many people experience. It has been...


What are the risks of drinking alcohol whilst taking metformin?

A: We found a number of sources that discussed alcohol use while taking metformin.  Unfortunately, the messages are not consistent.   The SPC for Glucophage [1] gives the following warning:   “Concomitant use not recommended   alcohol   Increased risk of lactic acidosis in acute alcohol intoxication, particularly in case of:   - fasting or malnutrition   - hepatic insufficiency   Avoid consumption of alcohol and alcohol-containing medications.”   The American Drugs.com has a section on metformin [2], this reports:   “Avoid drinking

Coumadin and alcohol?

A: Enhanced hypoprothrombinemic (reduced clotting ability) response to warfarin (oumadin) have been reported contained by patients with acute alcohol intoxication. The proposed mechanism are inhibition of warfarin metabolism and decreased synthesis of clotting factor, although this is not established. Patients taking oral anticoagulants should be counseled to avoid large amounts of ethanol, but moderate consumption (one to two drinks per day) are not credible to affect the response to the anticoagulant. INR/PT monitoring is recommended. Patients should be advised to promptly report any signs of bleeding to their physician, including headache, swelling, headache, dizziness, weakness, prolonged bleeding from cuts,...


Suddenly, drinking alcohol makes me sick!

A: Dear Reader, It`s possible for a person to develop a resistance or allergy to a specific food or drink, even one that hasn`t caused problems in the past. Many biological, psychological, and social factors influence how you feel when you drink alcohol. How you feel is described in terms of tolerance. alcohol tolerance means that after a period of ongoing drinking, on future occasions, consumption of the same amount of alcohol produces a lesser effect of intoxication, or that increased amounts of alcohol are needed to produce the same effect. Scientists refer to tolerance in two categories functional and metabolic. Functional tolerance is when brain functions adapt...


Is marijuana really less harmful than alcohol?

A: It depends how much is consumed per day: Up to 3 glasses of wine daily has been shown in various studies to be very healthy for reducing cholesterol and prolonging life expectancy. There is no established amount of weed that has been shown to be beneficial to a healthy body. More than 3 glasses of wine, alcohol becomes bad for your body, especially your liver, stomach and heart. alcohol is also harmful in how it impacts the brain and decision making skills, where pot is not like this. It takes an insane amount of dope to actually become harmful to your body, more than what a typical heavy smoker would choose to smoke daily. EFFECTS OF HABITUAL MARIJUANA USE ON THE IMMUNE SYSTEM The most potent argument against the use of marijuana to...

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