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Multiple addiction illnesses and cancer

Multiple addiction illnesses

Multiple addiction illnesses and cancer. If you’re experiencing any of these, you must seek medical intervention immediately

Multiple addiction illnesses and cancer: Effects on other harmful chemicals

Alcohol can act as a solvent, helping other harmful chemicals including those in tobacco when smoke enter the cells lining the upper digestive tract more easily. This might explain why the combination of smoking and drinking is more likely to cause cancers in the mouth or throat than either smoking or drinking alone. Multiple addiction illnesses affect the body differently and alcohol too may slow the body’s ability to break down and get rid of some harmful chemicals. There are therefore several drug addiction illnesses which if not addressed, cancer and many other complications can bring a whole society down. Let’s take for instance:

Lower levels of folate or other nutrients

Folate is a vitamin that cells in the body need to stay healthy. Alcohol use can lower the body’s ability to absorb folate from foods. This problem can be worse in heavy drinkers, who often do not get enough nutrients such as folate in their diet. Low folate levels may play a role in the risk of breast and colorectal cancers.

Effects of estrogen or other hormones

Alcohol can raise body levels of estrogen, a hormone important in the growth and development of breast tissue. This could affect a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

Effects on body weight

Too much alcohol can add extra calories to the diet, which can contribute to weight gain in some people. Being overweight or obese is known to increase the risks of many types of cancer. Along with these mechanisms, alcohol may contribute to cancer in other, as of yet unknown, ways.

Multiple addiction illnesses and cancer: Other long-term health effects from drinking alcohol

Most people know about the short-term effects of drinking alcohol, such as its effects on mood, concentration, judgment, and coordination. But alcohol can also have longer-term health effects. These can vary a great deal from person to person. For some people, alcohol is addictive. Drinking can become heavier over time, leading to serious health and social problems. Heavy drinkers who stop drinking suddenly can have physical withdrawal symptoms such as tremors, confusion, hallucinations, seizures, and other serious problems over the next few days. In some people, these can be life-threatening and does not mean that heavy drinkers should not stop drinking. It does mean that heavy drinkers should talk with their doctors about the safest way to stop drinking.

Over time, heavy drinking can cause inflammation (hepatitis) and heavy scarring (cirrhosis) in the liver which will then lead to liver failure. Heavy drinking can also damage other organs, such as the pancreas and the brain, and can raise blood pressure. With all these risks arising from the drug use, you will for sure need to be taken care of with professionals who would painlessly contain the effects of addiction at all levels. This team of experts you can only get at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under Doctor Akoury. At this facility treatment will be administered while focusing on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through the realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE. This is a painless process you cannot afford to lose.

Multiple addiction illnesses and cancer: Effects on other harmful chemicals



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Fetal Alcohol Effects and complications

Fetal Alcohol Effects

Fetal Alcohol Effects are real and must never be taken for granted

Fetal Alcohol Effects: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

When we are expecting our bundles of joy we often choose to do the right thing in order to bring forth a healthy baby. Mothers who have nursed pregnancy before will agree with me about this and they will also acknowledge that the whole process is not easy. Any mistake done can cause serious consequences both for the baby and the mother. One element that we must avoid by all standards is alcohol and drugs. Alcohol and pregnancy have nothing in common if anything bringing these two together will only result in anarchy and sorrows. And before we get there, we want to share with your some of the alcohol fetal effects on pregnancy which is professionally referred to us Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE). The purpose of this writing is to inform you of the other side of alcohol and not to scare you in all way. Doctor Dalal Akoury is an addiction veteran of several decades and she is going to professionally help us bring this discussion to perspective.

Fetal Alcohol Effects: Being exposed to alcohol

Even as we get into this discussion, doctor Akoury is registering that it is important to note that Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is actually an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual if he or she is exposed to alcohol. These effects are never friendly and collectively or individually they may include physical, mental, behavioral, or learning disabilities. If not addressed in good time they can have a very long life implication to the victims. Remember that there are no boundaries when it comes to alcohol consumption. Like for instance, prenatal exposure to alcohol may cause disabilities that range from mild to severe. This is very important for all of us, take note that says doctor Dalal Akoury (MD) and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center it doesn’t matter what kind of alcoholic beverage you use “whether it is a wine cooler, a glass of wine or a bottle of beer, any kind or amount of alcohol that a pregnant mother consumes is also being consumed by her unborn baby.”

The best cure is prevention and FASD are 100 percent preventable if a pregnant woman abstains from alcohol. We appreciate that alcohol like any other substance is very addictive and may not be easy to abstain from, but what is important is that it is not impossible. What you see as a serious obstacle is achievable with the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury. All you need to do is to call her on telephone number 843 213 1480 to schedule an appointment with her and she will be glad to help you go through that obstacle in confidence, humane and professionally.

Fetal Alcohol Effects: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)



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Premature alcoholism indulgence

Premature alcoholism indulgence

Premature alcoholism indulgence takes place as early as when the child is still in the womb if the mother is an addict

Premature alcoholism indulgence: The prevalence and complications

Our surrounding is rich in very many unhealthy things for the good bringing of our children. Young people are exposed to toxic substances at very tender ages. Alcohol use is one big problem parents just don’t know how to handle. The level of premature alcoholism indulgence is worrying not just the parents but also healthcare givers. With preference being given to alcohol in every parties and event, children have become even more vulnerable.

Alcohol is a killer and especially to the children. Doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center is sounding a warning that underage drinking has much serious health and safety risks because of several reasons including:

  • Loss of life and injuries which could easily be avoided
  • Teenagers are faced with many challenges relating decision making. With alcohol wrong decision like unprotected sex and driving, intoxication is possible.
  • School/College going teenagers face the risk of sexual assault and other physical brutality.
  • Being on the wrong side with the law. The school and even local authorities.
  • Growth and development interference especially the brain development.
  • Prolonged consequences of alcohol even in the future as adults.

Professionally, doctor Dalal Akoury reiterates that the solutions to alcoholism prevalence lies in prevention. Though this is the best, it is yet to be embraced. That means people are still sinking into this habit. Because of that, we have a duty of bringing up excellent qualified medical staff to help in addressing this problem. And for that reason, doctor Akoury is establishing Integrative Advanced Medicine Institute (IAM Institute) primarily for training and equipping qualified medical officers who will be able to make a difference in people’s live going forward. Any person wishing to be part of this visionary team can enroll in the institute for real professionalism in addiction treatment. As a medical doctor coming out of this facility, you will not only excel in your career but will also give the much-needed relief to the suffering communities. Our children must be protected from his problem and it begins by getting the right personnel for the institute of experts at IAM.

Premature alcoholism indulgence: Peer Influence

Many children want to be accepted by their mates. And in the event that those mates are into alcohol, your son/daughter who is not drinking is bound to drink to fit in. As a parent, you can surely do something to help your kids off the hook. The most and strongest point here is being a good role model to your kids. You then open health communication both horizontal and vertical between you and your kids. Open communication with your children about alcohol is very important says doctor Akoury. She adds that besides all these, you also need to be very much involved in the life of your children. What you are not able to do or handle in relation to the underage alcoholism prevalence we will do for you. The problem of addiction is a serious health condition with dire consequences. We want to help because that is what we do best. Speak to us today on telephone number 843 213 1480 and you and your child will be happy again energetic and vibrant to face tomorrow with confidence.

Premature alcoholism indulgence: The prevalence and complications




Alcoholism treatment journey

Alcoholism treatment journey

Alcoholism treatment journey that ends only when real positive change is experienced

Alcoholism treatment journey: Appropriate treatment time for alcoholism

Alcohol is in the public domain to be the most abused drug in the world and at the same time, it’s also the most celebrated drug used freely during marry making in social events. Being addictive as it is, we want to explore through the alcoholism successful treatment journey in the current societies. For us to have a meaningful alcoholism treatment journey we must first have a good plan, we must also involve the services of the professionals in addiction matters. Therefore, we are going to be talking to doctor Dalal Akoury MD a veteran addiction expert who is also the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, a facility she founded in order to offer her best in helping and restoring hope to the people lost in substance abuse. To start us off, doctor Akoury registers that the primary objective of alcohol addiction treatment is and must always be a lifelong commitment to abstinence from the use of alcohol. She adds that this is achievable with good health, a strong support system, and motivation. Professionally she says that the problem of alcoholism in many cases can go undiagnosed despite being the most frequently used drug worldwide. Even though as things stand right now there is no known cause of alcohol abuse or alcoholism, studies have established that how much you drink can influence your chances of becoming dependent. Nonetheless, there are many brief and easy to use screening methods, designed to diagnose the problem of drinking and alcoholism, and the good news is that they can be self-administered by a patient at the convenience of their homes.

Besides that one of the biggest challenges that are faced with the treatment of alcoholism is that of patient’s denial. Many users are never willing to acknowledge that they have this problem. That problem notwithstanding it is important to appreciate that treatment for alcoholism typically can only begin when the alcoholic accepts that the problem exists, and is motivated to stop drinking. The moment acceptance has been granted, then treatment can commence in the following three levels: detoxification, rehabilitation and maintenance of sobriety with each providing an integral step in the process of successfully quitting the use and abuse of alcohol. We at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury are always ready and in the very good professional mood to help you go through this worthy process of addiction treatment. Therefore if you or anyone you know is struggling with any form of addiction, not necessarily alcoholism, you can call us today and schedule for an appointment with us and we will gladly help you to see the successful recovery of your addiction problem.

Alcoholism treatment journey: Significance of alcohol addiction medical treatment

Drinking alcohol is never good for anyone’s health. Remember that even though alcohol consumption is legally allowed, it is important to know that drinking too much, whether binge drinking or chronic, can take a serious toll on your health. To be honest with you says doctor Akoury, essentially alcohol is not good and in fact, it is poisonous, meaning that taking it repeatedly will eventually affect every major organ in your body. It is characterized by the increased risk of developing disabling long-term health conditions including diabetes, obesity, liver disease, heart disease, dementia and some forms of cancer. Remember that alcohol abuse is not only damaging to the body and brain, it can traumatize psychological stability causing depression and is one of the leading risk factors for suicide. Alcohol abuse is the principal lifestyle-related cause of disease and death, motor vehicle fatalities, and injury. Despite the profound effect alcohol abuse has on the individual and society, the most dangerous consequence is chemical dependence. Seeking medical treatment for alcoholism is absolutely necessary because once physically addicted to alcohol; there is a risk of life-threatening side effects such as seizures, delirium, high blood pressure, sudden fever and debilitating dehydration.

Alcoholism treatment journey: Appropriate treatment time for alcoholism





Identifying alcoholism occurrences

Identifying alcoholism occurrences

Identifying alcoholism occurrences importance

Identifying alcoholism occurrences: Self-Testing

Can you tell competently whether you’re an alcoholic or not? This is a very good question tailored at preventing, treating and detecting or identifying alcoholism presence in one’s life. It is through asking such question and getting the right responses that you will be assisted in finding a permanent solution. Speaking to the experts at 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 identifying alcoholism occurrences in life. You can carry out a self-testing method to ascertain whether you are alcoholic or not. 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 your response 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.

Identifying alcoholism occurrences: 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 the 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.

Identifying alcoholism occurrences: 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 for that appointment will be a good start towards your recovery process.

Identifying alcoholism occurrences: Self-Testing