Most people do not realize that quitting or cutting down on alcohol once you are addicted is not that easy. Alcoholism or binge drinking is the cause of various liver diseases, such as alcoholic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and liver failure. Drinking alcohol while pregnant can result in severe birth defects. If you are thinking of cutting down on alcohol consumption, talk to a doctor now.
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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 »
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 tap... Read Full »
Am I safe to exercise with premature ventricular contractions and bigeminy conditions but no structure heart problems?
Query: Hello doctor, I have PVC and bigeminy. I have had tests done and I do not have structural heart problems. Are alcohol and exercise harmful in case of PVC and bigeminy? Also, is it absolutely safe to exercise, if I have PVC and bigeminy during exercise and afterward as well? I take Thyroxin, bu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Exercise is safe as you do not have any structural heart disease. Just keep observing if PVC (premature ventricular contractions) increases after exercise.Alcohol tends to increase PVC and bigeminy. So, you will need to avoid it. Also, smoking, drug abuse, and caffeine... 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 »
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 acti... Read Full »
Will surgery for gallstones relieve my abdominal and back pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, who weighs 97 kg, and I am 5.9 feet tall. I have extreme pain in my upper abdomen and back. I also feel nauseous. I have a fatty liver and pancreas, and gallstones. Please help. I am attaching all my reports. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With complaints of severe to moderate upper abdominal pain and vomiting and elevated liver enzyme levels, ultrasound findings of stones in the gallbladder, fatty changes in liver an... Read Full »
Does a mild mitral valve prolapse require a surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I had been diagnosed with a mild mitral valve prolapse four years ago. I have been prescribed beta-blockers for the same. Last year when an echo was performed, it showed that the prolapse had reduced. But, in the last few months, due to an increased amount of activity a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have only MVP (mitral valve prolapse), and no other complication such as valve leakage, there is nothing much to worry about. Have you ever had a stroke? I want to see your current ECG (electrocardiogram) and echocardiography report to guide you properly. Rega... Read Full »
Please suggest ways to control bad odor due to stomach problem.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a regular alcoholic. The problem is that I have bad smell due to stomach problem. Suggest me how to cure bad smell. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With little changes in diet and lifestyle, it is possible to remove the bad smell. Have food in a proper manner and always have smaller bites. Eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly so that all of what you eat gets digested. Do not gulp your food. While havin... Read Full »
What is the reason for the pain under my right rib?
Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I weigh 90 kg and 178 cm tall. I have pain under my right rib, and it hurts while breathing. I hope it is not liver related from alcohol. I had two drinks in the last few days, but those are the only drinks I have ever had. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not seem to be related to alcohol drinking as per your history, as two drinks do not make much of a change with the anatomy of the liver. It is probably suggestive of muscle related problem. It might be myalgia or cellulitis. I suggest you get a liver functio... Read Full »
My heart beats fast and eyes become red if I drink alcohol. Is there a treatment?
Query: Hello doctor,My heartbeat raises and the eyes become very red and I become tired when I take alcohol. Why does this happen so? And, what is the treatment? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The alcohol ingested is metabolized in the liver and converted to acetaldehyde. This takes place in the liver. The variations in the effect of alcohol in different people take place because of the difference in the genetics of enzymes called alcohol dehydrogenases (A... Read Full »
I have anxiety and depression, as well as a drinking problem. How can I quit drinking?
Query: Hi doctor,I am looking for a doctor to give me some insight into alcohol abuse. I have been drinking more and more over the last 3 to 4 years. I do not want this to turn into a severe problem. I did a lot of research and would like to try the tablet Antabuse (Disulfiram). This has the potential to h... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Alcohol abuse has a negative impact on your health in several ways, including your liver, nerves, stomach, and larynx. It can cause cirrhosis, peripheral neuropathy, gastritis, and larynx cancer. How many drinks do you consume per day? I r... Read Full »
How to get someone to stop taking alcohol forever?
Query: Hello doctor,My husband takes too much alcohol daily. I want him to stop alcohol forever. About one week before, we have done a health checkup. His SGPT level has increased by 108. What should I do now? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding quitting alcohol, firstly, you need to take him to a nearby deaddiction center. You need to talk to him regarding the harmful consequences like liver damage which has now begun. You need to take him into confidence and take him to the deaddiction center. Th... Read Full »