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How bad is drinking on your body?

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I'm pretty sure drinking is bad for you but just how bad is it?

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Retard.
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Thanks.

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It's bad. It's bad. It's really, really bad... :shock:

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When done chronically(sp?), it makes you fat, your liver will cease to function, and you'll turn yellow. Hot chics don't dig fat yellow dudes.

Edit: Your question is probably more suited for a Doctor.
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Yea I kind of figured that Officer rj50...

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rj50 wrote: Once more Rangers see this, they are probably going to give you an e-bashing for asking a stupid question.
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Long term effects of drinking :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Alcohol can produce a variety of adverse effects at different stages of use (FIGURE 1)10,13,14 Stages of use include acute ingestion of moderate amounts, severe intoxication, chronic ingestion, withdrawal, and effects as a result of malnutrition. Mental and psychiatric adverse events include anxiety, panic, sedation, euphoria, irritability, restlessness, aggressiveness, violence, depression, sleep disturbances, memory and cognitive deficits, confabulation, hallucinations, and delusions. A lifetime comorbidity of alcohol and psychiatric disorders of 86% has been reported, and often there is a worsening of psychiatric diagnoses.15,16

CNS effects can include headaches, cerebral atrophy, ataxia, and seizures. Skull fractures and subdural hematoma can occur. The eyes may undergo blurred vision, loss of vision, or color vision abnormalities. Cardiovascular effects can include cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, coronary artery disease (with heavy consumption), hypertension, edema, increased risk of stroke with heavy drinking (especially hemorrhagic), but possible reduced risk of ischemic stroke with moderate doses. Respiratory effects can range from increased risk of pneumonia to asthma or acute respiratory distress.

GI effects include gastritis, ulcers, bleeding, malabsorption of food and nutrients such as vitamins, diarrhea or constipation, and esophageal varices. Liver problems include fatty liver, hepatitis, jaundice, fibrosis, cirrhosis, blood coagulopathies, hypoprotenemia, and ascites. Pancreatitis can develop. Genitourinary disorders such as electrolyte imbalances, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction may occur. Neurological complications include paresthesias, peripheral neuropathies, extrapyramidal symptoms and pain as well as fetal alcohol syndrome. Musculoskeletal problems such as myalgias, cramps, atrophy, weakness, joint inflammation, worsening of rheumatoid arthritis, gout, bone ischemia, necrosis, and hypofunctioning marrow can arise.

Hematological disorders are common and include iron deficiency anemia, macrocytic anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia. Dermatological adverse effects can include dermatitis, flushing, angiomas, urticaria, bruising, and sweating. Endocrine complications include altered glucose tolerance, unstable diabetes, menstrual cycle irregularities, and gynecomastia. In addition, the immune system has an impaired response. Finally, alcohol use has been associated with neoplasms in the upper digestive and respiratory tracts, liver, and with possible increases in breast and large bowel cancers.



Drug Interactions
Alcohol can alter the elimination of certain drugs by affecting gastric emptying, hence their absorption, or liver metabolism.17 Binge drinking is associated with inhibition of cytochrome P4502E1 (CYP2E1), whereas chronic heavy alcohol intake induces the activity of that enzyme group. Induction of CYP2E1 can lead to production of metabolites more toxic than the parent compound, such as is seen with concomitant use of acetaminophen.17 Alcohol can also enhance the adverse effects of various drugs, especially the sedative effects of benzodiazepines and older antihistamines.17 TABLE 1 summarizes some frequent and serious drug interactions.

Use of alcohol in combination with cocaine can produce cocaethylene. This metabolite has a higher toxicity than either agent alone and has been found to produce marked toxicity.18 Recently, the combination of alcohol and methylphenidate has been found to undergo the same transformation, and may be the cause of serious adverse events.19



Table 1: Alcohol Interactions with Other Drugs
Drug Effect
Cimetidine and ranitidine Increased alcohol blood levels
Aspirin Increased alcohol blood levels
Cisapride and erythromycin Increased alcohol blood levels
Acetaminophen, isoniazid, phenylbutazone Increased hepatic toxicity
Warfarin and phenytoin Decreased therapeutic effect
Aspirin and NSAIDs Increased gastric bleeding
Benzodiazepines, barbiturates, antihistamines Increased sedation, psychomotor impairment
Tolbutamide, metronidazole, sulfonamides, griseofulvin Disulfiram-like reaction
Oral hypoglycemics Increased hypoglycemia
Antihypertensives Increased hypotension

Long-Term Use
People who use alcohol regularly over several months can become physically dependent on it. Upon abruptly stopping, withdrawal will start within 4 to 12 hours. The symptoms will vary considerably from person to person. Sometimes the person will be asymptomatic. Withdrawal can last from 3 to 10 days. If severe withdrawal occurs and goes untreated, death can result.20

Many alcohol-dependent people never go into withdrawal because they are always drinking small amounts. Morning drinking may be an attempt to treat withdrawal. Very few people drink in the morning to get intoxicated or drunk; instead they drink to maintain performance at work. Tolerance to alcohol occurs quickly, so that more is needed to produce the same effect.21 People who can "hold their liquor" have most likely developed tolerance.8,22

Alcohol Dependence
Chemical dependence on alcohol affects almost every aspect of a person's life. In addition to the physical and mental effects cited, a person with alcohol problems will usually have major problems at work or school, with his or her family, or with friends. Financial and legal problems are also usually present. For a diagnosis of alcohol dependence, a person need only have three of the following:23

-Tolerance to the effects of alcohol so that a person needs more to produce the wanted effect--or gets less effect with the same amount.

-Withdrawal such that characteristic symptoms occur when the person stops drinking--or the person drinks to relieve withdrawal symptoms.

-Alcohol is consumed in larger amounts--or for a longer time than was intended.

-A person makes repeated attempts to cut down or control the amount of alcohol consumed.

-A lot of time is spent in obtaining alcohol or recovering from its effects (hangover).

-Important social or recreational activities are given up because of alcohol use.

-A person continues to drink even though he or she knows his or her medical or psychiatric problem is made worse by drinking.

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Thats like asking Is driving bad for you is Eating bad for you is sex bad for you is swiming bad for you is breathing bad for you is shooting your self bad for you is walking bad for you is ....oooooohhh what ever

If your not planing on drinking everything you get your hands on all at one time (by the way that will hurt ...trust me on that one) and you only drink in moderation from time to time then you will prob be fine, If your looking for some type of health question to weather to way the pros and cons of it .........then your own body can only tell you if you did the right choice.... :wink:
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Post by Nomad »

DanteM wrote:Thanks.
You want to be a little sarcastic prick?

Here is your chance to post an apology or I will flush you. Matter of fact, you have 24 hours from now. If it isn't up there by then, you are gone.

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Re: How bad is drinking on your body?

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DanteM wrote:I'm pretty sure drinking is bad for you but just how bad is it?
Your mom and dad could probably tell you some horror stories about it....
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Matador275 wrote:
DanteM wrote:Thanks.
You want to be a little sarcastic prick?

Here is your chance to post an apology or I will flush you. Matter of fact, you have 24 hours from now. If it isn't up there by then, you are gone.
is it 24 hours yet, how about just 12, it's to early on a Monday for bullshit
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My advice would be for you to focus, at this point, solely on the 5th principle of patrolling.

If you need more insight on the 5 principles of patrolling, please PM RRDTM3.

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Post by Cliv03 »

You wanna know how bad drinking really is, I'll tell ya.

First, you meet a (seemingly HOT) broad at Bernie's Pub, spend all night looking at her HUGE tits and making out, she brings you back to her hotel room. You end up scratchin' her until your dick turns raw. You wake up with a horrid hangover, as well as, a horrid, acre of white pimply flesh laying next to you. You quickly and quietly GET THE FUCK OUT. And a couple of days later your crank is oozing a yellowish-green liquid and your at Winn Med. Center, getting a q-tip shoved up your cock. All because of a few alcoholic beverages.

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