About "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.

Related Terms: Quit Alcohol, Fatty Liver, Hepatitis, Control Alcohol Drinking, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Anxiety, Side Effect Of Alcohol

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Alcoholism and Its Rising Menace
Article Overview: Drug addiction is increasingly emerging as a menace in today’s society. Among substances of abuse, alcohol is ranked second, next only to tobacco consumption. According to recent studies, the prevalence of alcohol users is about 21.4 %, with the age of initiation dropping to 17 years. This trend is leading to an increased incidence of physical as well as psychological illnesses. So, it is the need of the hour to create awareness regarding this social evil.  Read Article »
Dr. Ajay Singh

Introduction These days, there is a growing threat to the well being of the society which is slowly and steadily tightening its grip over every stratum of the society and is threatening its very existence and fabric. This hazard is none other than the one posed by drug addiction and abuse, particul ...  Read Article »
Please suggest pills to stop alcoholism without the person knowing.
Query: Respected doctor, I would like to know about the remedies or medicines for alcoholism for my husband who drinks a lot almost daily and has a bad habit of eating pan and ghutka. After all this, he abuses me and my daughter and family. I am fed up with his behavior. I request you to suggest any good ...  Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The two main medications that can be used are Disulfiram (antabuse) 500 mg tablet once daily, and the other medication is used to reduce the craving (he must stop drinking first) which is Acamprosate 666 mg three times a day. Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with...  Read Full »
Can multiple myeloma be misdiagnosed over chronic alcoholism?
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 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 »
Is there any medicine to overcome the effects of alcohol?
Query: Hi doctor, I am contacting you regarding an uncle of mine. He is 40 years old. His health issues are related to alcohol (beer). He drinks quite a few times a week. When he starts drinking, he drinks a few liters before stopping. He also smokes, but only sometimes. He finds heavy breathing after ju...  Read Full »
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Alcoholism is now acknowledged as a disease that requires a combined treatment (medications, psychological and social intervention). Medications to increase tolerance of the patient to alcohol as Iomazenil are not very much recommended as they tend to increase the patien...  Read Full »
Alcohol - How Much Is Too Much?
Article Overview: This article helps in the self-assessment of alcoholism in a common man, using a validated scientific questionnaire.  Read Article »
Dr. Krishnadas Thulasidoss
Internal Medicine Physician

Alcoholism and its related health consequences are a major health care issue all over the world. The social, economic and health consequences are well known. But it is also important to acknowledge the fact that alcohol is an important part of our lives in the form of relaxation, fine dining, social ...  Read Article »
What is the recommended diet for jaundice?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from jaundice for the past three months. I am feeling fatigued. I have been drinking about 150 mL whisky every day for the past 9 years. But, I did not drink anything in the last three months. I tested for bilirubin, serum, hemoglobin. My liver shrank in size and th...  Read Full »
Dr. Happykumar Kagathara
Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You might be suffering from liver cirrhosis (due to alcoholism) with portal hypertension (enlarged spleen). According to your history, you must be under the category of first stage cirrhosis. The diet includes high protein, low salt and low fat diet. Fluid intake daily m...  Read Full »
My ketone value is marked in red. Should I be worried?
Query: Hi doctor, I am currently looking at my urinalysis results. There is something that I am trying to understand. My ketone is 40 mg/dL and marked with a red square flag. What does this mean? Should I be worried or concerned about this? When this test was performed they told me that everything was nor...  Read Full »
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The ketones can be positive under certain conditions. The most important ones are starvation for long hours, hyperglycemia (extremely high blood sugar) and alcoholism (too much consumption). What I understand is that all the values are in normal range and only ketones ...  Read Full »
Family peace has been ruined because of alcohol. What can be done?
Query: Hello doctor, My brother-in-law is an alcoholic. He drinks a lot and verbally abuses my sister. When he gets back to normal, he says he does not remember what he said or what wrong he did. He is involved in binge drinking and smoking for the last 15 years. He says he wants to quit but is unable to...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that your brother-in-law is suffering from alcoholism which means he is completely dependent on alcohol and everything is disturbed because of this. It also seems to me that his ju...  Read Full »
We are not sure about my friend's diagnosis. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a general practitioner. I would like to consult with you regarding my friend, who has a normochromic normocytic anemia. His hemoglobin is currently 7.5. His diagnosis is not clear. I have all his laboratory data and bone marrow biopsy as well as aspiration if you want. He used to tak...  Read Full »
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to One thing for sure is that he is having periodic hemolysis with adequate bone marrow response and he has a severe vitamin B12 deficiency. His corrected RPI (reticulocyte production index) is 2.7%, which means that his bone marrow is responding to the anemia appropriat...  Read Full »
Please suggest a good medicine to increase penis size and stamina.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male. Is there any medicine for penis enlargement because my penis is very small. Also, I am feeling sex mood but my penis is not getting hard until I use my hand with some shakes. Then slowly, it gets strong. Due to this, my partner feels I am unfit to have sex. Ev...  Read Full »
Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia
Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For providing you the proper treatment, I need to know the answers to the following questions: What is your age? How long have you been in a physical relationship? Any sexual encounter with a commercial sex worker? Any history of diabetes and hypertension? Is ...  Read Full »


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