Alcoholism

What is Alcoholism?

It means being addicted to alcohol and suffering its consequences on helth and social life.

Questions and answers on "Alcoholism"

Hi, I had a high MCV on recent blood test and now my dr keeps saying I am an alcoholic and I know im not. I do however drink once or twice a month with my husband and we have a twelvepack from Friday until sunday. is this alcoholism and will this much cause a high MCV

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Hi,
High MCV can be an indicator of anaemia due to Vitamin B12 or folica acid deficiency. Of course, it can also be due to alcoholism per say but I would not consider you to be dependent on alcohol if you are drinking only once or twice a month, like you have mentioned. However, it will be useful...

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Alcoholism I have turned into a wild alcoholic recently I dont drink everyday an only in the evening I also smoke cigarettes I dont have a healthy diet I exercise once a week I live with parents I can see the stress ill health it is causing us all the main problem is once I start I just carry on regardless please help me before I get poorly I have spoken to my gp he was suppose to refer me to the nurse

doctor1 MD

Hi.
I understand your concern.

Daily alcohol craving and consumption indicate addiction to alcohol. Ciggarates contain nicotine.

Both are highly addictive and require proper De addiction to quit it.

For that you need strong internal motivation or self motivation to quit.

it can be done in phases...

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i am depressed due to my mothers alcoholism , she really does not care about her children although we are grown up now. She quite clearly has mental issues and alcohol really brings them out. I feel there is nothing i can do as she does t want to help herself. She just feels sorry for herself all the time. she is the most horrible , messed up person i have met in my life! She is quite cunning and can appear to be ok when people talk to her but she is full of hate!

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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I'm sorry to hear about your problems. I can understand that you must be going through a very difficult time. It is obvious that currently you are under a lot of mental stress and tension. However, it is important that you keep your...

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Tremor on rapid eye action hello, about 28 y male, i have got 2 weeks ago: general tremor mainly on my legs and arms and trunk( my heart ) it was sever and it result from : [b]concentration[/b] on any word or pic using my eyes. after one day it be less sever and it result from : after [b]moving my eyes rapidly[/b], that is when i take my eye to see many thing in short time as in seconds, and the tremor be visible mainly on my legs. before that period i has some lack of sleep and some anxiety , and my sleep was on the day not at night. Before the problem i get pain on my eye as result from sun light, but i know the cause of that, and it is because my sleep on the day and at [b]light[/b]. Any help to [b]stop[/b] this tremor and wat is my problem and its causes ? are there medical name of my problem as [b]diagnosis[/b] ? Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Hi Sami,
Tremors in eye called nystagmus are due to many causes commonly due to cerebellar diseases, alcohol withdrawal, drug abuse, and some medications. if you continue to have this problem consult your doctor for evaluation and treatment and dont negelect.
Take care

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Over the past few days I have been rushing a fraternity and it has lead me to drink a lot of alcohol and a lot of red bull to stay awake. I have also been having crazy dreams that span over several days. is the caffeine and alchol mixture causing this and what should i do? i also am having restless sleep and never really feeling restored

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Hi There, Caffeine and alcohol restriction 3-4 hours before sleeping is necessary. Both of them increase kidney function, so you need to go to washroom. Furthermore, caffeine activates REM off neurons so you can not begin you REM sleep although you start it so your sleep would not be refreshing....

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What is Spinal Psychosis that causes someone to have to use a wheelchair? And l read that it can cause a spinal chord injury & can be caused by severe alcoholism & much failure in ones life. Read that patient gets guilt & depression & the cure is emotional healing. Is this true?

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Dear
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your details. I suggest you not to worry much. I think you had it wrong. There is not spinal psychoses. Psychoses meaningfully affect mind. Never any body part directly.

But indirectly it can affect. A person can perceive illness....

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My boyfriend is diabetic and recently began drinking way too much.about a pint of vodca a day if not two on a bad day.he dosent want to go to a hospitol to quit.what are the risks with that?so far he has kept his levels in semi check only going up and down but not to a danger point.last few days he hasent eaten right or dosed right.what should he do.what should I do?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Your Boyfriend is a diabetic and consumes alcohol in excess.
Diabetes is a metabolic state in which the patients is at risk of damage to vital organs like heart, kidney, eyes, liver and nerves.

Alcoholism further adds to this risk.
Alcohol contains lot of empty calories and this causes...

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My husband is 40 years old, has a serious drinking problem. Had elevated ggt of 450 in oct. current is 659. at what level does the liver completely fail?

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Welcome to Healthcare Magic
GGT indicates a state where liver is not able to secrete it's products properly. AST and ALT levels coincide with liver injury. GGT usually is high when alcohol binge has taken place or in chronic alcoholism/ He needs to stop drinking or he will develop cirrhosis of...

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Hello. I am going to my doctor today. I ve suddenly lost weight I have a tingly sensation in my stomach and I don t want to eat anything. Im 6 ft tall andI weighed about 245lbs give or take a few. Within 1-2 I ve lost over 25lbs and I m not working out at all. I was a heavy drinker and stopped drinking because transitioned into marijuana. But I have 2 days that I don t smoke . ?Also I haven t lost weight in a long period of time. What could this be? Please help

doctor1 MD

Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. Weight loss - due to reduced appetite, tingling sensation - due to neuropathy, etc, are all the side effects of taking marijuana. I believe that you may need to consult a psychiatrist to go off of the medications and get symptomatic treatment for...

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My partner has been batteling serious alcoholism. He self-detoxed again last weekend. He is 55 and his self-detoxing is getting more severe. This last time, with the 18 hours of vomiting and 30 hours of long halusinations.... as if he is completely conscious during a dream.... like the brain is dreaming as if he is asleep, but he is completely awake.... (like the unconscious brain and the conscious brain are crossing).....additionally I found a significant amount of thin grey fluid on is bed pillow and his right ear had a significant amount of the fluid in the lobe pockets and creases. I have tried relentlessly to get him to the hospital but he strongly refuses. Is the grey fluid coming from the brain-fluid?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

Alcohol addiction is a social evil, that causes a lot of strain on the family involved and results in disruption of lives of many associated.

I understand that it is a very difficult situation for you.

The grey fluid that you have noticed on his pillow and...

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... Hi I am a fit 41 yr femail and have drank approx 3rd bottle of wine most days for approx 18 yrs. i don' t binge drink and thought this was ok. I have recently started to suffer from stomach acid and slow stomach digestion on a regular basis. Could this be caused by my drinking pattern

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i am having internal shaking or muscle movements like feeling for 2 months. What should i do to reduce them?

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Hello, I have recently enquired about yellowing of the eyes. I have had a blood test yesterday for liver function and am awaiting results. Another question. I have had tingling tip of tongue, lips, toes and fingers for a few days. I am light...

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After a stroke in January 2013 and now on several drugs my kidney specialist tells me I have a progressive drop inplatelet count and is currently 92. Could you please explain what this actually is ,what has caused this and what is the...

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