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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i am 30 years old .i have the habit of drinking daily.. i want to stop. i tried but i can't. can u help in that?
Doctor :   hi
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ok
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i will help you
User :   hi i am working as a software engineer in kerala technopark.
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i will need to ask you few more questions regarding this
User :   i tried to stop. but i cannot still iam not married..
Doctor :  
since when are you taking drinks?
User :   this habit started in the year 2000.. but that time it was not daily. monthly once.. but daily habit is nearly last 1 year..
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what kind of alcohol do you consume and how much per day?
User :   i used to take brandy 3 large per day.. some time bear only.
Doctor :   do you have withdrawl symptoms if you dont take alcohol daily?
User :   withdrawl symptoms means..?
Doctor :   like do you feel different if you dont take alcohol?
User :   nothing..
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have you noticed symptoms different from any normal day when you dont take alcohol?
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ok
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leaving alcohol completely is a challenge
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it needs lot of will power and is a gradual process
User :   actually i am staying alone in kerala..if i go to my native..my parents are there.. if i satye with them even 10 days i dont have any feel to drink..
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what is suggested for you is to slowly reduce the quantity of alcohol that you take daily
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such that over sometime..you can reduce it to NIL
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if you are fine without taking alcohol for 10 days that means that there is no dependency on alcohol
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and it will not be difficult for you to leave it
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it just needs proper planning, will power, and supervision to guide and support you
User :   i heared this will affect my marriage life..
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i will give you few steps that you can follow to find out why you take alcohol, and how to go about stopping it
User :   ya pelase
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yes, long term use of alcohol can lead to impotency and infertility
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however timely quitting can reverse the effects in sometime
Doctor :  
1) first you need to find out what makes you take alcohol
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what situation or mind sets lead to to feel that you should be taking it.
Doctor :   once you identify the cause, or the trigger factors, make note of them
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and each time you feel the need or the trigger factor
User :   actually in the evening time if i get bored.. i am prefering to drink..
Doctor :  
around you, divert yourself
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User :   yes iam here
Doctor :   Hi
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Yes we shall proceed with the discussion
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Continue with your query
User :   one more query...
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Sure
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Proceed with it
User :   if i take daily 1 large.. is it ok ..? i mean upto fully stop..
Doctor :   No, you should not take it daily

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It is not advisable
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Instead you should cut down the quantity gradually
User :   ok i will try to stop..
Doctor :   Reduce it

User :   is there any symtoms for impotency and infertility
User :   .?
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Need not stop it at once
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Impotency, it does not cause physically
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but psychologically, you shall not have interest and energy for a normal sexual life
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initially
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And later it does cause problems with circulation as well
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so you should cut it down
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and should not worry about the risks
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as of now
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as you can always cut it down
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and be in the safer zone
User :   cut it down means .. the drink habit rite..?
Doctor :   Yes, the frequency as well as the quantity

User :   ok sir.. any other impact due to drinks..?
Doctor :   Also gastric problem, liver issues are common

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So you should get rid off the habit as far as possible
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You can engage yourself in other interesting activities
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rather than drinking
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when you get the urge to do it
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If you want to completely curb the habit
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You can do it with psychiatric help
User :   any special treatment is there t ostop the drinking.. because for smoke some shweing will do that..
Doctor :   Yes, I am telling that

User :   ok
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If you have the motivation, then you can stop it completely
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You can as well fix up an appointment with our deaddiction specialist for a telephonic consultation
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Even email option is available
User :   how ..what is the procedure for that..?
User :   i mean to fix appointment..
Doctor :   I shall give you the link

User :   ya please..
Doctor :  
Select the option for phone or mail
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WWW.WWWW.WW User :   ok thank you very much.
User :   thanks for ur valuable input..
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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