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Alcohol - Illness/damage

Describes the bad effects of alcohol on the body

- Alcohol is a class of chemical compounds containing hydroxyl, or oxygen-hydrogen, groups.
- Pancreatitis is an inflammation or an infection of the pancreas. It may be acute or chronic. Acute pancreatitis means that symptoms develop suddenly. Chronic pancreatitis is a long-standing inflammation of the pancreas.
- Ataxia describes a lack of ability to move the muscles in a co-ordinated fashion. People with ataxia have irregular or awkward movements.
alcohol dependence
- This test measures the amount of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is produced by the breakdown of haemoglobin, the oxygen-binding protein in red blood cells. Bilirubin is processed in the liver. If liver cells are damaged, it can escape into the bloodstream.
alcoholic liver disease
drug-induced erectile dysfunction
- Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is a condition in which a man is unable to get or maintain an erection. There can be several causes for this condition. One factor may be the medications the man is taking.
- Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease which causes degeneration of liver cells and decreased function of the liver.
congestive heart failure
- Codependency is a term for a set of problem behaviours in dysfunctional relationships. There is no common agreement about how to define this term. It is used in many different ways to describe many different experiences.
fetal alcohol syndrome
gastrointestinal bleeding
diet and substance abuse recovery
diet for liver disease
- A diet for liver disease provides the vitamins and minerals needed to stay healthy. It also limits nutrients that will cause further liver damage.
dilated cardiomyopathy
- The heart is made up of muscle, valves, supporting structures, a conduction system and blood vessels. A cardiomyopathy is any disease of the heart muscle. This term is usually only used when the disease is inside the heart itself, and not due to high blood pressure, clogging of the arteries from arteriosclerosis or heart valve problems. In dilated cardiomyopathy, one of the subtypes of this disease, the heart muscle becomes thin and flabby, and the heart becomes enlarged.
memory loss
drug abuse and addiction
liver function tests
liver transplant
- Petechiae are pinpoint-sized haemorrhages of small capillaries in the skin or mucous membranes.
vitamin B1
intrauterine growth retardation
sciatic nerve dysfunction
- Sciatic nerve dysfunction is a condition in which the sciatic nerve conducts impulses abnormally. The sciatic nerve is the main nerve of the leg. Abnormalities of this nerve can impair movement and/or sensation.
triglyceride level
alcohol withdrawal
- Alcohol withdrawal is a set of symptoms that a person has when he or she suddenly stops drinking after using alcohol for a long time.
- A seizure is the sudden, uncontrollable discharge of excessive electrical activity in the brain.
erectile dysfunction
- Male erectile dysfunction is a condition in which a man cannot get or keep an erection long enough to have sexual intercourse.
- Psychosis is a general term which refers to any significant mental disorder that has a physical or emotional source. It is a severe disturbance in which a person is unable to distinguish reality from fantasy.
sleep apnoea
- Sleep apnoea is the term used for periods in which a person temporarily stops breathing while asleep.
- Suicide is the act of taking one's own life on purpose. Suicidal behaviour can range from thoughts of killing oneself to actually going through with the act.
- Vertigo is a type of dizziness or sensation of movement when none is actually occurring.
irritability in adults
- Irritability is a state of being overly sensitive to stimulation. Adults who are irritable may easily become impatient or angry.
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