Alcohol problems ?
Alcoholism (alcohol addiction) – is a chronic progressive disease featured by continuous, compulsive and uncontrollable consumption of alcohol with all following negative mental, physical and social consequences.
When a person consumes a lot of alcohol his organism tries to get adapted to excessive amount of alcohol by speeding up the metabolic processes. The protective enzyme mechanisms are tuned on for quick elimination of surplus of alcohol from a body. Increased tolerance is not a sign of health. It indicates the development of addiction.
After few weeks of non-stop alcohol intake the withdrawal from alcohol can be a life threatening condition. Untreated withdrawal syndrome may result in delirium tremens or complicate in development of epileptic seizures.
When it is necessary to consult a doctor? If control over alcohol consumption is lost. When once started, a person can’t stop drinking…
Alcohol affects all organs and systems of the body. Depending on genetic predisposition and co-existing diseases the patient may develop one or more of the following conditions:
The main symptoms of alcohol addiction are: Changes in personality. Alcoholism inevitably leads a person to loss of former interests, destroys family relationships. Alcohol addicted people become selfish, short-tempered, manipulative, intolerant, and double-faced.