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19 September
By Rachael

Yes! Alcohol can cause allergies too

Though alcohol allergies are rare, the reactions can be as serious  as to require a doctor’s intervention or even hospitalization. It is commonly mistaken as alcohol intolerance or an unforgettable hangover. In comparison to alcohol allergy, alcohol intolerance is more common and less severe. However, the symptoms of alcohol allergies are often misinterpreted as the […]

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08 September
By Rachael

Weight-loss surgery increases risk of alcoholism

Alcoholism or alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a very acute form of alcohol abuse that has harmful side effects and can result in a broad range of issues that impact personal relationships, professional goals, and overall physical and mental health. The four cornerstones of alcoholism are a strong need to drink alcohol (craving), not being […]

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28 August
By Rachael

Drinking accelerates damage to the body post 40

With the trend of middle-aged working people indulging in drinking, the need of the hour is to understand the repercussions of alcohol on such a large proportion of people. When people start approaching their middle age, the risk of witnessing damages due to alcohol increases more than before due to the weakening of the immunity […]

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23 August
By Rachael

Understanding damages caused by alcohol to the body

For most adults, it becomes intractable to keep an account of the number of drinks after the first few glasses. Drinking often starts as a recreational means to socialize with friends or other associates. However, it does not take much time for such occasional drinks consumed for recreational bonding to cross the boundary of moderation […]

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16 August
By Rachael

Major impairments caused by post-acute-withdrawal syndrome

Every person addicted to alcohol goes through two stages of withdrawal during recovery. The acute withdrawal syndrome (AWS) and the post-acute-withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). During these phases, recovering patients witness a range of cognitive and emotionally debilitating impairments. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, alcohol withdrawal can also turn out to be life threatening in […]

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10 August
By Rachael

Deficiency of vitamin B1 in people with alcohol addiction

People grappling the problem of drinking always run short of essential nutrients due to the immense damages inflicted upon some of the key body organs like the liver. One of such nutrients is thiamine (also commonly known as vitamin B1) that plays a crucial role in ensuring healthy brain functioning is diminished to incredibly low […]

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25 July
By Rachael

Drinking in cold weather may cause alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, finds study

It is a popular notion that alcohol keeps the body warm and as a result, it is widely consumed during colder climates. St. Bernard dogs with their little barrels of brandy tied to their collar rescuing stranded travelers freezing in bone-chilling temperature was once a common sight in the Swiss Alps. However, science has proven […]

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23 June
By Rachael

Millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels, says study

Defying every social stigma and taboo, alcohol, today, has become an intrinsic part of culture in many countries. Factors like easy availability and wide acceptability have given an uninterrupted access to alcohol to millions of people, irrespective of their age, gender, race, social status, etc. This has further reduced the minimum drinking age, with more […]

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12 June
By Rachael

Determining the repercussions of vitamin B1 deficiency among chronic drinkers

Vitamin B1 is usually prescribed when treating people afflicted with alcoholism, particularly during the withdrawal period. The levels of the essential nutrient thiamine in the blood of people who are alcohol dependent are very low compared to those with no history of alcohol abuse. In fact, vitamin B1 deficiency is one of the risk factors […]

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16 May
By Rachael

Why women drink?

I didn’t get drunk, but I liked how the wine took the edge off my day … if the alcohol failed to take away the sadness, it made the feeling blurrier,” said Helen, the principal protagonist of the novel, “Under the Influence,” written by the bestselling author Joyce Maynard. It is a fact that women […]

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