Patient discussion about alcoholic type I

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Q. Are there are different kind of levels of alcoholism?

AIf you are talking about the type of alcoholic drink,YES,they have different levels of alcohol in them,read the bottle,it will give you percent#--the more alcohol in a drink, the faster you will get drunk,and the worst your hangover will be-----mrfoot56

Q. Are there are certain types of people that have a stronger tendency to become alcoholics?

A1the important part is to remember that you dont really know if you have a tendency to become an alcoholic until you are one, so the safe bet is to just stay away from it and no tell yourself that "it could never happen to you".
A2there are people that have a tendency for addiction. they usually get addicted to anything that will come their that alcohol be that gambling or be that drugs.
A3any body can become an alcoholic depending on how much they drink,some people can only take a few drinks and become addicted to it,others take more,i think depression has a lot to do with it,stress,is the main thing,but anyone can become an alcoholic.

Q. What are the types of alcohol-induced liver disease?

I heard there are several liver diseases alcohol can create.
A1Here is a bit info about alcohol induced liver diseases:
A2There are three kinds of liver disease related to alcohol consumption:
Fatty liver - is marked by a build-up of fat cells in the liver. Usually there are no symptoms, although the liver may be enlarged and you may experience discomfort in your upper abdomen.
Alcoholic hepatitis - is an inflammation of the liver. Up to 35 percent of heavy drinkers develop alcoholic hepatitis. Symptoms may include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and tenderness, fever and jaundice.
Alcoholic cirrhosis - is the most serious type of alcohol-induced liver disease. Cirrhosis refers to the replacement of normal liver tissue with scar tissue.
The damage from cirrhosis is not reversible, and it is a life-threatening disease.

Q. why is wine consider to be healthy in the right amount? why is it different from other kind of alcohol drinks

Awine (red wine that is) has antioxidants in it. a very powerful antioxidants. while you eat, the dismantling of the food in the intestines every now and then creates a free radical. that means a material that will react with anything, including your cells. that will destroy them..the antioxidants deactivate it. thus protecting your body. lowering the chances of colon cancer and helps fight heart diseases.

Q. What kind of treatment he may receive?

my alcoholic dad who is declared with alcoholism will be given treatment from next week and now he is on detoxification…what kind of treatment he may receive?
AYour dad will be given drugs and some education and counseling support to reduce on alcohol. Drug treatment will be like antabuse to cause nausea every time he takes alcohol or some other drugs depending on his counseling. The most important part of treatment is to make him accept that he is alcoholic so he takes the courage himself to leave alcohol. These will be combined with psychological support.

Q. why is wine consider to be healthy in the right amount? why is it different from other kind of alcohol drinks

AAlthough excessive alcohol consumption has adverse health effects, epidemiological studies have indeed demonstrated that low-moderate consumption of alcohol and wine is statistically associated with a reduced risk of death, in particular death due to cardiovascular events such as heart failure. The theory behind this is that the average moderate wine drinker is more likely to exercise more, to be more health conscious, and to be of a higher educational and socioeconomic class, evidence that the association between moderate wine drinking and health may be related to confounding factors, and not directly due to the effect of wine and the alcohol on the body.
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