Alcoholism complications
Alcoholism

Complications could include:

  • Cirrhosis is severe scarring and poor function of the liver caused by long-term exposure to toxins such as alcohol or viral infections. Certain medications and disorder can also cause cirrhosis.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pancreatitis is swelling and inflammation of the pancreas, a vital organ to digestion and blood sugar regulation. The main symptom is abdominal pain, but it may include nausea or bloating.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Delirium is the most serious form of alcohol withdrawal. It causes sudden and severe problems in your brain and nervous system.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) is a type of brain disorder caused by a lack of vitamin B1. The syndrome is actually two separate conditions that can occur at the same time. Usually you'll experience symptoms of Wernicke's encephalopathy first. ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Ademetionine is a form of the amino acid methionine. Low levels of folate or vitamin B12 can cause a drop in ademetionine. It is not found in foods.
    Source:HLCMS
  • There are several types of doctors who can treat depression. Learn the different kinds to ensure you're getting complete care for your depression.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is a treatment in which the patient is exposed to an artificial light source. It is used primarily to treat seasonal affective disorder.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Depression is a mood disorder that can cause extreme and persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness. Depression type largely determines what kind of medical treatment is best.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Guilt is the feeling that you have done something wrong or violated the rules (real or perceived) of a relationship, culture, religion, or state.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia increases as you get older, especially after age 65. Many studies have found that staying physically, socially, and mentally active can reduce the risk of memory loss and other...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Amnesia is a partial or total loss of memory.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dementia is a condition that affects the brain. A person with dementia displays diminished mental capabilities. These can include problems with memory, speaking and understanding speech (aphasia), planning, and performing other complex behaviors. ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects the brain's ability to use and understand language. Aphasia can interfere with your use of verbal and/or written communication.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Memory change, or memory loss, is partial or complete loss of memory caused by a physical or psychological condition.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Get the basic information about dementia. Learn about the causes, signs and what is being done to understand and treat dementia.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Apathy is a lack of interest in life activities and/or interacting with others. It can affect a person's ability to keep a job, maintain personal relationships, and enjoy life.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Osteoporosis is a bone disease due to calcium loss. As a result the bones lose strength and density. People are usually unaware that they have the condition until they experience a fracture.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bones are a critically important part of your body giving you structure that allows you to move normally. They protect your vital organs and hold your muscles in place. They store calcium and other minerals needed by the rest of your body.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Impotence is the inability to hold an erection. As a man ages, testosterone decreases, causing changes in his sexuality. This includes loss of libido and impotence, which can result in the inability to gain or hold an erection. Certain medical con...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Statistics regarding impotence and erectile dysfunction are sketchy. As cited by Merck in the Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals, at least 10 to 20 million men in the United States alone suffer from erectile dysfunction. Experts believe th...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An estimated 15 to 30 million men are affected by erectile dysfunction and frequent ED can be a sign of a bigger medical problem that needs attention.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy can give birth to babies with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. These disorders range from mild to severe. They can be behavioral, physical, related to learning, or all of the above. Fetal alcohol syndrome ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hypoglycemia is a condition that can occur in people with diabetes when blood sugar levels fall below 70 mg/dL.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Also known as hypoglycemia, low blood sugar can be a dangerous condition. Hypoglycemia is rare in people who are not suffering from diabetes, the chronic disease that affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar. Signs of hypoglycemia includ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Alcoholic hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It is typically caused by excessive alcohol consumption over a long period of time. If you develop this condition, you must stop drinking alcohol. Continued drinking can lead to additional healt...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease caused by alcohol abuse. Long-term alcohol abuse weakens and thins the heart muscle. The damaged muscle cannot pump blood as it should, which deprives the body tissues of oxygen. This can lead to...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Amenorrhea is the term for a woman missing a monthly menstrual period. Not having a period during pregnancy or after menopause is normal. But missing periods at any other time can be a symptom of a medical issue.
    Source:HLCMS
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