Epidemiology and Consequences of Drinking and Driving PMC

Oversampling high alcohol consumers permitted us perform more detailed analysis on drinker types who are especially prone to drive under the influence. Our analysis linked drinking styles, use of substances other than alcohol, addiction, and personality factors to driving behaviors. Research has long indicated that raising the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) to 21 has […]

Continue reading


What Is Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy?

However, nutritional factors may worsen the natural course of ACM and should be avoided [18,19]. Enzymatic activity changes which are seen in the idiopathic cardiomyopathy including decreased activity of oxygen reduction mitochondrial enzymes, increased fatty acid uptake and increased lysosomal/microsomal enzyme activity can be seen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines heavy […]

Continue reading


Signs of Alcoholism Know the Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse

Self-assessments can be helpful for spotting the signs of a problem, but consider talking to your healthcare provider if you are concerned about your alcohol consumption. They can make an official diagnosis and provide further advice and treatment recommendations. You can learn more about alcohol blood tests by reading the answers to some common questions […]

Continue reading


Alcohol’s Effects on the Body National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA

Alcoholism is a disease that can affect both children and adults, but it doesn’t affect everyone the same way. For some people, just one drink can result in intoxication, while for others, many more drinks are necessary to create the same effect. Of distilled spirits, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism […]

Continue reading


Emergent Treatment of Alcoholic Ketoacidosis: Overview, Prehospital Care, Emergency Department Care

The overproduction of ketones leads to an acidic environment in the blood, disrupting normal bodily functions and posing serious health risks. This highlights the delicate balance the body maintains in utilizing ketone bodies for energy and the potential consequences when this balance is disrupted. Treatment generally involves the administration of intravenous fluids containing sugar and […]

Continue reading