Alcoholism

Alcoholism means your body has become addicted to alcohol. People with addiction will continue drinking alcohol even if it causes adverse effects on their life, work, and relationships. People who consume more than 12 to 15 drinks a week, people with mental health problems, and people having low self-esteem are at risk of getting addicted to alcohol.

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Can we get a definitive diagnosis by a histopathological examination?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a few doubts regarding the pathology reports. Please clarify. It seems like advances in pathology is increasing diagnostic confidence. Can alcoholic liver disease biopsy result ever be 100% accurate by itself? Labeling something as "consistent with" could be a real problem for all ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Histopathology examination by biopsy is the most confirmatory method for many pathological conditions. Hyperlipidemia can lead fatty liver condition, which can be because of alcohol as well. From histopathology examination, it can be surely said that whether it is an in...  Read Full »

Will giving up alcohol treat fatty liver?

Query: Hi doctor, I stopped drinking five weeks back before doing my blood work. I have some derranged values due to chronic alcohol consumption. Do these derranged values suggest fatty liver disease? I am not willing to drink again. My blood reports show AST of 67 U/L, ALT of 99 U/L, alkaline phosphata...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ferritin, bilirubin, cholesterol, and ALAT (alanine aminotransferase) are high. So you can have a possibility of having a fatty liver disease meaning alcoholic steatosis of the liver. I suggest you do investigations with ultrasonography of the abdomen to check the ...  Read Full »

Can alcohol cause behavioral changes and redness of eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, My 45-year-old father is an alcohol addict. His weight is 80 kg, and his height is 175 cm. He has been consuming alcohol for the last two to three years. As a result, he has got behavioral changes, red eyes, and he always feels tired. I have found two medicines Disulfiram and Sulfur 2...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem and situation. It is really hard for a family member to deal with this problem. Your father needs to get admission to a rehabilitation center or hospital under a psychiatrist for alcohol use disorder. You must not give any medication withou...  Read Full »

Is Naltima 50 mg used in the treatment of alcohol addiction?

Query: Hi doctor, My relative is addicted to alcohol. I want to stop him from having it. He is drinking alcohol for the past eight to ten years. I am feared about it as it can cause health issues like stomach ailments, vomiting, and irritating behavior. Now, it has started taking a toll on our married l...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There is no medication that helps to quit alcohol drinking without patient involvement. If the person is ready to quit it, then medication helps the person for having alcohol deaddiction. Giving Naltima 50 mg (Naltrexone) does not help in ...  Read Full »

Can multiple myeloma be diagnosed only by doing blood tests and X-rays?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 63 year old male. I have been recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma. My doctor, who is listed as a hematologist or oncologist, said that I must undergo chemotherapy asap. His diagnosis was based solely on bloodwork and a full skeletal x-ray. There was no MRI or PET scan or bone...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood work can strongly suggest myeloma; however, marrow biopsy is needed. But, one can fairly be sure about the diagnosis. Before starting treatment one will need the bone marrow biopsy. Also, bony lesion if visible on x-ray, then one may proceed without MRI or PET scan....  Read Full »

Blood in vomit after drinking too much alcohol. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20 year old male. About three days ago, I vomited bright red blood after consuming excessive alcohol. This is the first time I have consumed more than one beer and I was also unconscious. I have not been having any pains or any other symptoms. After the first vomit of blood, I pu...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. At this age, bleeding with vomiting is likely due to an injury to the lower esophagus because of the force of the vomit. If the bleeding was severe, then an upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy is necessary for two reasons. Alcohol drinking ...  Read Full »

Why is my heart rate always above 100 bps?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old male. Even though I am healthy, I am always having a heart rate of 100 and above. What may be the possible cause for this? I had previously performed an ECG.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be a sinus tachycardia. A sinus tachycardia is a sinus rhythm with an elevated rate of impulses, defined as a rate greater than 100 beats per minute in an average adult. The normal resting heart rate in an average adult ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minu...  Read Full »

I am 5 weeks pregnant and consumed alcohol a month back. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Midwife worked out from the first day of my last menstrual cycle. In which approximate date, could I have conceived?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possible conception date should be between 11th and 21st of last month. Also, the possible sexual intercourse for this pregnancy could be between 6th and 21st. For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-...  Read Full »

I consume a lot of alcohol and I want to overcome this. What should be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old married female. I have been suffering from anger and anxiety issues since last one year. I also did online counseling which benefitted me a lot. Now my anger and anxiety are under control. But during the time when my problem was at its peak, I developed a liking f...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashanth

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and appreciate you for realizing the problem and being motivated to quit. Counseling will help you along with the following. Relaxation exercise. When the temptation is at peak, drink juice or water full stomach. Divert your mind to other act...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to consume alcohol with my medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from the following symptoms. Left lower abdomen pain, constant mushy stools (twice had blood), constant watery stools, heart twitches a couple of times a day, abdomen hurts more when I sit or lay down. I am a chronic alcoholic. I have searched in the internet resources and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lorazepam should not be taken with alcohol since both can cause respiratory suppression if you over do it. Having said that this is the drug of choice to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It has a short half life, so requires multiple doses in a day. I would suggest t...  Read Full »

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