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Cancerous disorders and addiction

Cancerous disorders

Cancerous disorders and addiction are real life threats which must be taken seriously at all times

Cancerous disorders and addiction: Alcohol use and alcoholism

In dealing with drug addiction disorders and all cancerous disorders is cumbersome. Patient one’s asked “does the type of drink matter?” in responds doctor, Dalal Akoury says that it is important to appreciate that ethanol is the type of alcohol found in alcoholic drinks, whether they are beers, wines, or liquors (distilled spirits). These drinks contain different percentages of ethanol, but in general, a standard size drink of any type 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor contains about the same amount of ethanol (about half an ounce). Of course, larger or ‘stronger’ drinks can contain more ethanol than this. Overall, it is all about the amount of alcohol consumed over time, not the type of alcoholic beverage, seems to be the most important factor in raising cancer risk. Most evidence suggests that it is the ethanol that increases the risk, not other things in the drink.

Cancerous disorders and addiction: How alcohol raise cancer risk

From the experts’ point of view, doctor Dalal Akoury having been in this practice for well over two decades reiterates that, as things stand now, the exact way alcohol affects cancer risk isn’t completely understood. In fact, there might be several different ways it can raise risk, and this might depend on the type of cancer complication in question as we are going to see following. And as we make that progress, it will interest you to note that in order to effectively help addicts recover from their difficulties, Dr. Akoury made a decision to create a medical center whose main objective is to transform each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power. Matters of this magnitude needs serious and professionalism in treatment and that is why doctor Akoury’s practice focuses on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms. You can reach her on telephone number 843 213 1480 for an appointment and any other concerns you may be having.

Cancerous disorders and addiction: Damage to body tissues

Finally, alcohol can act as an irritant, especially in the mouth and throat. Cells that are damaged may try to repair themselves, which could lead to DNA changes in the cells that can be a step toward cancer. In the colon and rectum, bacteria can convert alcohol into large amounts of acetaldehyde which is a chemical that has been shown to cause cancer in lab animals. Alcohol and its byproducts can also damage the liver, leading to inflammation and scarring. As liver cells try to repair the damage, they can end up with mistakes in their DNA, which could lead to cancer. We are going to continue this discussion in our subsequent postings and we want to take this opportunity to encourage you to stay with us on the link and learn with the experts.

Cancerous disorders and addiction: Alcohol use and alcoholism

 

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Detecting intoxication in life

Detecting intoxication

Detecting intoxication in life is important in arriving at the best treatment solution

Detecting intoxication in life: Self-Testing

Am I an alcoholic? This is a very good question tailored towards preventing, treating and detecting intoxication presence in one’s life. It is by asking such question and getting the right responses that will help in finding a permanent solution to the scourge of alcoholism. Speaking to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD, it is evident that sometimes it can be hard to draw the line between safe alcohol use and alcohol abuse or dependence. Professionally doctor Akoury registers that there are several ways of detecting alcoholism presence in life. She suggests that you can carry out a self-testing method to ascertain whether you are alcoholic or not. Professionally, you may have a problem with alcohol if you answer “yes” to some of the following questions:

  • Do you need to drink a lot more for you to feel the effects of alcohol?
  • Do you suffer guilty about your drinking?
  • Do you become short-tempered or violent when you’re drinking?
  • Do you have problems at school or work because of drinking?
  • Do you think it might be better if you cut back on your drinking?

Depending on how you respond to the above, a yes answer could point to the direction of alcoholism. Besides the self-testing, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence also offers more comprehensive self-tests which can help you assess whether you have a problem with alcohol. Away from the test doctor Akoury advice that you can also consult with your physician in very many ways for a professional diagnosis.

Detecting intoxication in life: Professional diagnosis

Your doctor or healthcare provider can diagnose alcoholism by carrying out a physical exam and ask you questions about your drinking habits. Like for instance, your doctor may ask if you:

  • Drive when you’re drunk
  • Have experienced blackouts as a result of your drinking
  • Have missed work or have lost a job as a result of your drinking
  • Have tried to cut back on your drinking but could not
  • Need more alcohol to feel “drunk” when you drink

Typically, a diagnosis of alcoholism does not require any other type of diagnostic test. Chance are that your doctor may order for a blood test to check your liver function if you show signs or symptoms of liver disease. This is because alcohol abuse can cause serious and lasting damage to your liver. Remember that it is your liver which is responsible for removing toxins from your blood and so when you drink too much, your liver will have difficulties in filtering the alcohol and other toxins from your bloodstream which can lead to liver disease and other complications.

Detecting intoxication in life: How is alcoholism treated?

Treatment for alcoholism varies, but each method is meant to help you stop drinking altogether (abstinence). Treatment may occur in stages and can include the following:

  • Counseling to solve emotional complications
  • Detoxification or withdrawal for the elimination of alcohol in the body
  • Medical treatment for alcoholism related health complications
  • Medications to help control addiction
  • Rehabilitation to learn new coping skills and behaviors
  • Support groups, including 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Finally, you can prevent alcoholism by limiting your alcohol intake. This may not be easy (detecting alcoholism presence) but consulting with doctor Dalal Akoury will make it much easier for you. Your health is more important than anything else and therefore scheduling that appointment will be a good start towards your recovery process.

Detecting intoxication in life: Self-Testing

 

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Drinking problems and denial

Drinking problems

Drinking problems and denial are the Conner stone of destruction in addiction

Drinking problems and denial: Helping alcoholism victims get treatment

If you’re ready to admit your drinking problems, you’ve already taken the first step. It takes tremendous strength and courage to face alcohol abuse and alcoholism head on and that is why in most cases expert across the globe including those from AWAREmed health and wellness resource center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury agrees that helping alcoholism victims get treatment is often very difficult due to the problems relating to the addictiveness of the substance and denial. Reaching out for support is the second step. But one very important point is that it really doesn’t matter whether you choose to go to a rehab center, get help from self-help programs, get therapy, or take a self-directed treatment approach, support is essential. Doctor Akoury reiterates that recovering from alcohol addiction is much easier when you have people you can lean on for encouragement, comfort, and guidance. Without support, it’s easy to fall back into old patterns when things get tough.

Nonetheless, it is important noting that, your continued recovery depends on continuing mental health treatment, learning healthier coping strategies, and making better decisions when dealing with life’s challenges. In order to stay alcohol-free for the long term, you’ll also have to face the underlying problems that led to your alcoholism or alcohol abuse in the first place. Those problems could be depression, an inability to manage stress, an unresolved trauma from your childhood, or any number of mental health issues. Such problems may become more prominent when you’re no longer using alcohol to cover them up. But you will be in a healthier position to finally address them and seek the help you need.

Drinking problems and denial: Helping a loved struggling with alcoholism

If someone you love has a drinking problem, you may be struggling with a number of painful emotions, including shame, fear, anger, and self-blame. The problem may be so overwhelming that it seems easier to ignore it and pretend that nothing is wrong. But in the long run denying it will be more damaging to you, other family members, and the person with the drinking problem. So then what shouldn’t you do?

  • Don’t attempt to punish, threaten, bribe, or preach.
  • Don’t try to be a martyr. Avoid emotional appeals that may only increase feelings of guilt and the compulsion to drink or use other drugs.
  • Don’t cover up or make excuses for the alcoholic or problem drinker or shield them from the realistic consequences of their behavior.
  • Don’t take over their responsibilities, leaving them with no sense of importance or dignity.
  • Don’t hide or dump bottles, throw out drugs, or shelter them from situations where alcohol is present.
  • Don’t argue with the person when they are impaired.
  • Don’t try to drink along with the problem drinker.
  • Above all, don’t feel guilty or responsible for another’s behavior.

The above don’ts are just guidelines which many have failed to comply with and has made grievous mistakes in the process. And so that you stand out, I want to seek your indulgence, to be different by seeking professional assistance from AWAREmed health center and doctor Akoury and her team of experts will help you professionally.

Drinking problems and denial: Helping alcoholism victims get treatment

 

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Alcohol ingestion dangers

Alcohol ingestion dangers

Alcohol ingestion dangers are real and don’t care about your social status

Alcohol ingestion dangers: Alcohol without liquid

The only normal route of alcohol ingestion is drinking through the mouth. This is the commonly known route but it is certainly not the only one. Doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center. In her decades of practice, doctor Akoury registers that there are many other exotic routes through which alcohol can be used in different occasions. That is, besides the common route, Alcohol ingestion dangers can be felt through inhalation, absorption through the skin, injection, or given as an enema. This is what we want to discuss and with the help of doctor Akoury and her team of experts, we will be home by the end of this discussion. Let us now consider each of these methods:

Inhalation

Alcohol without Liquid (AWOL) is an alcohol inhalation device that has been released in the US and the UK. AWOL’s manufacturers claim that when alcohol is vaporized and inhaled it can lead to intoxication as much as 10 times as quickly as drinking and allows one to sober up with no hangover in an equally rapid time frame. Doctors are still debating the safety of AWOL. At least 22 states in the US have banned AWOL.

Injection

Some scientific researchers give alcohol injections to research subjects when they wish to bypass the stomach. It was the comparison of the effects of injected alcohol with orally ingested alcohol which led scientists to conclude that women have less alcohol dehydrogenase in their stomachs than men do. Self-administration of alcohol by injection is extremely dangerous and should never be attempted. The risk of death by alcohol poisoning is extremely high.

Transdermal

Alcohol can also be absorbed through the skin although this is quite a slow and impractical method of ingesting it.

Alcohol ingestion dangers: Alcohol enema

This is another rather dangerous and sometimes deadly form of alcohol administration. If the internet is to be believed then alcohol enemas are not uncommon at sex parties. A beer enema might be safe enough. However, the simple fact is that alcohol is absorbed very rapidly through the large intestine and the rectum and there are no enzymes here to break it down. Thus the same dose of alcohol given by enema will produce a much higher BAC than if one drinks it. There was a famous case of death by sherry enema in Texas where the wife was acquitted of murder charges. And a vodka enema is silent but deadly for sure.

Finally, having known the methods of administering alcohol into the body, we want to make one point clear. There is the myth that some methods of administration have the capabilities of reducing the effects of alcohol. This is not true and the dangers still remain. Therefore, if you or any of your loved ones are struggling with alcoholism, it may not matter the modes of administration, the health consequences remain the same and could be out of hand if action is not taken in good time. It will interest you to note that, doctor Akoury created this facility to primarily transform each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power. Her practices also focus on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms making her the best option for all your addiction solution needs.

Alcohol ingestion dangers: Alcohol without liquid

 

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Irrational behaviors and alcohol dependence

Irrational behaviors

Irrational behaviors and alcohol dependence can kick out happiness from a family

Irrational behaviors and alcohol dependence: Alcoholism

Alcoholism is an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic beverages or the mental illness and irrational behaviors resulting from alcohol dependency. It intrudes into a person’s life with very negligible or no notice at all because normally consumers of this substance majorly take it for pleasure and then in its own will graduates to other unintended levels. Professionally doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center reiterates that it’s not always easy to see when your drinking has crossed the line from moderate or social use to problem drinking. But you can rest assured that if you consume alcohol to cope with difficulties or to avoid feeling bad, you’re in potentially dangerous territory. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can sneak up on you, so it’s important to be aware of the warning signs and take steps to cut back if you recognize them. Understanding the problem is the first step to overcoming it and this is going to be our focal point in this article.

Irrational behaviors and alcohol dependence: Understanding alcoholism and alcohol abuse

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse are due to many interconnected factors, including genetics, how you were raised, your social environment, and your emotional health. Some racial groups, such as American Indians and Native Alaskans, are more at risk than others of developing alcohol addiction. People who have a family history of alcoholism or who associate closely with heavy drinkers are more likely to develop drinking problems. Those who suffer from mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder are also at risk because they are likely to use alcohol to self-medicate. With this understanding, the next question we need to ask is, how do you get to know if you have a drinking problem? Doctor Akoury is very emphatic that most of the drinking problem indicators come from the consumers themselves and the following are some of the observations you are like to come across under these circumstances:

  • Feel guilty or ashamed about your drinking.
  • Lie to others or hide your drinking habits.
  • Have friends or family members who are worried about your drinking.
  • Need to drink in order to relax or feel better.
  • “Blackout” or forget what you did while you were drinking.
  • Regularly drinking more than you intended to.

Since drinking is so common in many cultures and the effects vary so widely from person to person, it’s not always easy to figure out where the line is between social drinking and problem drinking. The bottom line is how alcohol affects you. Meaning that if your drinking is causing problems in your life, you have a drinking problem which needs to be addressed professionally and that is where doctor Akoury and her team comes in. which the problem of alcoholism on your shoulder, you will be in danger of very many associated health complications. Scheduling an appointment with doctor Akoury now is the best you can do to have all these addressed timely and professionally.

Irrational behaviors and alcohol dependence: Alcoholism

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