Posts Tagged ‘Alcoholism’
The GGT (gamma glutamyl transpeptidase) are enzymes naturally present in the liver, kidneys, pancreas. A rate abnormally high GGT may indicate a problem with these organs, such as hepatitis or biliary obstruction. But an excess of gamma GT may also indicate an alcohol chronically. Read the rest of this entry »
- Liver cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease, involving the progressive death of normal liver tissue and its replacement by fibrous tissue, which leads to:
- Liver failure to perform its functions of detoxification of the body (liver failure).
- Phenomena of bleeding (coagulopathy).
- Increased pressure in the portal vein, which causes accumulation of fluid in the abdomen (ascites) and dangerous expansion of the veins of the esophagus (esophageal varices), which if broken can cause severe gastrointestinal bleeding.
- Brain disorders, with drowsiness and disorientation due to the circulation of blood ammonia (hepatic encephalopathy). Read the rest of this entry »
Many people who are leaving the alcohol are with them is very complicated, especially since the end overcoming anxiety and cannot avoid returning to drinking. But there are many ways of trying to control the urge to drink in your detox period. Here are some suggested.
Alcoholism is difficult to leave, especially because when you are in the process of abandonment, displayed the worst withdrawal symptoms: sweating, insomnia and, above all, anxiety. This often leads people to want to return to drink to feel good. But it is important, if you’re in this situation, do not give the arm to twist and follow in your fight. Read the rest of this entry »
Since ancient times man learned to ferment grains and juices for a substance that caused him a special status. The first writings on the use of beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages date back over 5000 years in Mesopotamia with the Sumerians. The oldest European beer, made from wheat, is consumed in Soria (Spain) 4,400 years ago in the middle Bronze Age. However, the distillation process applied to fermented beverages dates back to the seventh century AD, on wine by the Arabs, who had learned to the alchemists.
The absorption of alcohol in the body is determined by several factors: the degree or concentration of alcohol in the drink, the presence of food in the stomach, the individual’s weight (less weight means more absorption), sex, women are more sensitive) and habituation (advanced stages of alcohol reduce alcohol tolerance) among others.
We can consider two types of poisoning due to consumption of alcohol: acute intoxication is caused by massive intake of alcohol and chronic poisoning, acute poisoning caused by repeated or excessive and continuous consumption of alcohol. Read the rest of this entry »