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Alcohol consumption malnutrition contribution

Alcohol consumption malnutrition

Alcohol consumption malnutrition contribution is real since alcohol in major content is water and calories

Alcohol consumption malnutrition contribution: Primary and secondary malnutrition

Malnutrition is an avoidable problem but some of our habits make it very difficult to do so. It is interesting to note that no one would want to be put in the category of malnourished people yet our actions does not really conform with the things that will prevent us from being malnourished. From the previous article, we have just established that alcoholic beverages are only rich in water and ethanol with very negligible patches of some nutrients. I do not know what you do with your life but one thing I do know is that if you are misusing alcohol consistently, then you need to stay on the link and follow keenly on the contributions of alcohol addiction to malnutrition. Experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center will be sharing with us on some of the things we need to know to be safe from both the problems of alcohol consumption malnutrition contributions.

In general doctor Dalal Akoury MD who is also the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center states that from the observation made in various scientific studies, there are clear evidence that many alcoholics do not take a balanced diet; moreover, as had been mentioned earlier, excessive alcohol consumption may interfere with these alcoholics’ ability to absorb and use the nutrients they do consume productively. Accordingly, many alcoholics suffer from various degrees of both primary and secondary malnutrition. Primary malnutrition occurs when alcohol replaces other nutrients in the diet, resulting in overall reduced nutrient intake. Secondary malnutrition occurs when the drinker consumes adequate nutrients but alcohol interferes with the absorption of those nutrients from the intestine so they are not available to the body.

The most severe malnutrition, which is accompanied by a significant reduction in muscle mass, generally is found in those alcoholics who are hospitalized for medical complications of alcoholism (e.g., alcohol–related liver disease or other organ damage). If these patients continue to drink, they will lose additional weight; conversely, if they abstain from drinking, they will gain weight. This pattern applies to patients with and without liver disease.

Alcohol consumption malnutrition contribution: Alcohol’s effects on digestion and absorption of essential nutrients

Alcohol consumption, particularly at heavy drinking levels, not only influences the drinker’s diet but also affects the metabolism of those nutrients they consume. Thus, even if the drinker ingests sufficient proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals, deficiencies may develop if those nutrients are not adequately absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract into the blood, are not broken down properly or are not used effectively by the body’s cells. Two classes of nutrients for which such problems occur are proteins and vitamins. It therefore means that, alcohol is the biggest enemy and must be eliminated. Many at times people often find it difficult to cease alcohol consumption because of its addictiveness and that is why doctor Akoury comes in. Having been in the profession for over two decades, doctor Akoury will help you get rid of the bottle and become free from alcohol consumption malnutrition contributions. All you need to do is to call her now for the commencement of your recovery process.

Alcohol consumption malnutrition contribution: Primary and secondary malnutrition



Alcoholism prevalence in senior citizens

Alcoholism prevalence in senior citizens: Growing older brings on many changes

Alcoholism prevalence

Understanding the consequences of alcoholism prevalence in our senior citizens is very important for treatment to be done effectively and professionally.

We once said that alcoholism and drug abuse knows no boundary and affects without any form of discrimination. Based on that fact, we want to focus our discussion on the alcoholism prevalence in senior citizens in our societies today. These are older people in our societies who need care, love and support from all of us. It is not a secret that when we grow old a lot of changes takes place in the process. Some of those changes may include:

  • Changes in health, lifestyle, roles and support
  • Changes in physical pain and loss of mobility
  • Growing older can be stressful and loneliness is common

With these changes, experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury says that alcohol and prescription drug problems and particularly among our senior citizens age 60 and above is actually one of the fastest growing health problem facing most nations across the globe including America. Doctor Dalal Akoury says that even though this is a proven fact, the situation has stagnated and remain neglected, underestimated, under identified, underdiagnosed and undertreated thereby creating the catastrophe of thousands of our senior citizens who desperately require treatment and don’t get it. And because of this, alcohol and drug related problems among senior citizens is a condition many do not want to talk about, be associated with, deal with or even treat for various reasons including some of the following:

  • Health care providers tend to overlook alcohol or drug problems among older people, mistaking the symptoms for dementia, depression, or other problems common to older adults.
  • Older adults are more likely to hide their alcohol or drug use and less likely to seek professional help.
  • Many relatives of older individuals with substance use disorders, particularly their adult children, are living in denial or ashamed of the problem and choose not to address it.

Alcoholism prevalence in senior citizens: Family disease

The effects of alcoholism and drug addiction are a phenomenon that does not have any respect for status, race, gender and age. Everyone and everybody can and is a victim. It affects at all levels globally to the smallest unit of the family. And because we are focusing on the family, alcoholism and drug addiction affects the whole family whether young, teenage, or grown-up children, wives or husbands, brothers or sisters, parents or other relatives and friends no one is speared when it comes to addiction. It therefore means that when one family member is addicted to alcohol and drugs the whole family suffers. According to the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, addiction is a family disease capable of destroying the whole unit; it stresses the family to the breaking point, impacts negatively on the stability of the home and the family’s unity. In terms of health, it affects the mental health, physical health, finances, and basically the entire family dynamics. Doctor Akoury is very concern that with the strength of denial, help may come too late and without help, active addiction can totally disrupt family life and cause harmful effects that can last a lifetime. It is for this reason this reason that doctor Akoury founded this health facility to primarily transform each and every individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power. In this facility, 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 making her one of the most qualified professionals you can rely on with your addiction complications. You can reach her on telephone number 843 213 1480 to schedule your appointment with her today for the commencement of your recovery program.

Alcoholism prevalence in senior citizens: Roadblock to recovery

I had previously mentioned this but because of the magnitude of the problem I will mention it again and again. The fact is that one of the biggest challenges to family recovery in substance abuse is the belief and feelings that everything will be ok if they can just ‘fix’ their loved one who is addicted to alcohol or drugs. This school of thought appears to work in isolation where the indirect victims let the direct victim to face the challenge squarely. This is not the way to approach this problem, in fact helping families understand that just as the addict is responsible for their own recovery, and in the same way they too are responsible for their own recovery. Meaning that, the whole family must be in it together including the children. And remember that a single addiction in the family strains relationships by causing people to become anxious, mistrustful, tired which can eventually result in an overwhelming sense of hopelessness. Therefore because addiction hurts the whole family, it is absolutely essential that solutions are designed to restore the whole family.

Alcoholism prevalence in senior citizens: Recovery from addiction is a family affair

Having identified some of the roadblocks of recovery, it is very important that as a family disease, those who have been affected by addiction should seek for immediate help from the right professionals to recover and rebuild the stability of their lives and regain independent and freedom from all the effects of alcoholism and drug addiction. At a family level, members of the family need not to shy away from asking questions when they feel that something is not right. This is very important because without question, the damage could be worst when it is finally realized at a letter date.

Besides that, constructive and active family engagement in the recovery process is essential if the family is to heal from the destructive impact of addiction. To move on in hope, families need a variety of supports, information and skills including the following visiting the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury for a one on one consultation and treatment.

Alcoholism prevalence in senior citizens: Growing older brings on many changes



Alcohol poisoning and intoxication threats to health

Alcohol poisoning and intoxication threats to health: A medical emergency

Alcohol poisoning and intoxication threats to health

Alcohol poisoning and intoxication threats to health irrespective of how attractive their packaging and display may be.

Did you know that your favorite drink alcohol is a silent killer? Alcohol poisoning and intoxication threats to health is how best we can describe the magnitude of the harms that are associated with the continued consumption of this dangerous drug yet legally allowed for consumption. Experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury says that because of alcohol hundreds of people die yearly from acute alcohol intoxication also known as alcohol poisoning or alcohol overdose. And besides that thousands of more are admitted daily to the emergency rooms in various health facilities across the globe. It is regrettable that as things stand now and unless something is done drastically to contain the situation, alcohol poisoning is steadily increasing in high schools and other institutions of higher learning like colleges and universities campuses. For luck of better words to describe the magnitude of the problem, I can only put it plain that drinking too much repeatedly too fast can kill and will you. I don’t mean to scare anyone with my choice of words, but I am only stating as it is because the picture we see on the adverts is total fiction meant to bring many into the consumption basket for an eminent destruction at an appropriate time, says doctor Dalal Akoury. Therefore why do I say that alcohol poisoning is a medical emergency? Let’s find out progressively.

Alcohol poisoning and intoxication threats to health: Alcohol poisoning is a medical emergency

Alcohol consumption has never been friendly to human health and it is not about to start anytime now or in the future, and being a depressant drug, once it is administered into the body through ingestion, it immediately start it act of damage by working round the clock to slow down some of the body’s vital functions including heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. Progressively this will continue as users continue in their habit and when the vital centers have been depressed enough by alcohol, it then leads to unconsciousness. Doctor Akoury is registering that it is very important to appreciate that, besides this, the amount of alcohol that it takes to produce unconsciousness is dangerously life threatening and very close to a fatal dose. Therefore the consequences of this are that those individuals who survive alcohol poisoning sometimes suffer irreversible brain damage. Nonetheless one very important to note is that alcohol abuse knows no boundaries and therefore everyone can fall to it. I was talking to some student in one of the learning institutions and it is worrying that many students are in the dark and were surprised to learn that death can occur from acute intoxication. According to the students it was evident that most of the young people often think that the worst that can happen when they are intoxicated is that they will just pass out and have a hang-over the next day. That is the highest order of ignorance which is very harmful to our young people. It is therefore our duty to impact positively to them by creating awareness about the dangers of alcohol poisoning and intoxication threats to health by all means. That is to say that knowing the signs and symptoms of acute alcohol intoxication and the proper action to take can help you avoid a tragedy. And before we get to the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning, I want to make a passionate appeal to everyone out there and particularly the young people that if you are taking alcohol, it is not good for your health and so you need to seek for help now by consulting with the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center by scheduling for an appointment so that you can have a one on one discussion with the experts today.

Alcohol poisoning and intoxication threats to health: Signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning

We are always told that knowledge is power and this is very applicable especially when that knowledge is going to make you have a better and much healthier life. The connotation that what you don’t know won’t harm you is not applicable with addiction. If you are ignorant of the dangers you are subjecting yourself to by abusing drugs, you are even in more danger than those who are just in denial but are well informed of the consequences. It is therefore our desire to pull you out of the jaws of ignorance by sharing with you some of the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning as follows:

  • Unconsciousness or semi-consciousness
  • Slow respirations (breaths) of eight or less per minute, or lapses between respirations of more than eight seconds.
  • Cold, clammy, pale, or bluish skin.
  • In the event of alcohol poisoning, these signs and symptoms will most likely be accompanied by a strong odor of alcohol.

We may not be able to conclusively outline all the obvious signs of alcohol poisoning in this article and so we want to urge you to always be in constant touch with experts so that you are not caught pants down, remember the wise saying that “the early bird will always catch the worm.” So be the one who will by seeking for timely help from the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury today.

Alcohol poisoning and intoxication threats to health: Appropriate action plan

In the fight against addiction, it is always very important that we have some sought of work plan that is to say things that we can do to salvage the situation whether we are affected directly or indirectly and they may include the following:

  • If you encounter a person who exhibits one or more of the signs and symptoms, do what you would do in any medical emergency: Call 911 immediately.
  • While waiting for 911 emergency transports gently turn the intoxicated person on his/her side and maintain that position by placing a pillow in the small of the person’s back. This is important to prevent aspiration (choking) should the person vomit. Stay with the person until medical help arrives. 

Finally several studies have established that binge drinking use by youth and young adults increases the risk of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. In fact research has also shown that teenagers and other children who use alcohol before age 15 are five times more likely to become alcohol dependent than adults who begin drinking at age 21. This should resonate to all of us of the dire consequences of alcohol poisoning. Besides that other consequences of youth alcohol use may include increased risky sexual behaviors, poor school performance, increased risk of being a victim of violence or sexual assault and increased risk of suicide and homicide. In other words alcohol has nothing good to offer you’re your health irrespective of your age.

Alcohol poisoning and intoxication threats to health: A medical emergency



The frustrations of drinking problems and denial

The frustrations of drinking problems and denial: Are you almost alcoholic?

The frustrations of drinking problems and denialEven though alcohol consumption is legally acceptable in all societies, the frustrations of drinking problems and denial by alcohol consumers is becoming an impediment in the effort of alcohol addiction management. According to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury’s care, denial is one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to getting help for alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Professionally it has been established that the desire to drink is so strong that the mind finds many ways to rationalize drinking, even when the consequences are obvious. By keeping you from looking honestly at your behavior and its negative effects, denial also exacerbates alcohol-related problems with work, finances, and relationships. When an addict is in denial, treatment becomes very difficult and that is why before any treatment can be administered, it is always very vital that the patients gets to acknowledge the existence of the problem and be willing to be helped fix the problem. Doctor Akoury is pointing out at certain pointers that allude to the fact that one is in denial as we progressed into the discussion as follows:

The frustrations of drinking problems and denial: If you have a drinking problem, you may deny it by

  • Extremely underestimating how much you drink
  • Downplaying and underrating the negative consequences of your drinking to your health and that of your loved ones
  • Complaining that family and friends are exaggerating the problem
  • Blaming your drinking or drinking-related problems on others

When it comes to denial, users will always have a host of reason to validate their position of drinking. But the question is will this change the facts about their drinking habits? Certainly not and just take a close look around you and you will notice that our surrounding offers a lot more elements to pass the blame on. It will not surprise you to have an addicted alcoholic refusing to acknowledge the fact that they have a problem by blaming it on their ‘unfair and un accommodative boss’ for trouble at work or the married men passing it on their ‘nagging wife’ for your marital issues. These are common grounds for denial says doctor Dalal Akoury. Instead of them looking at the real problem which is their drinking habit as a contributing factor to the problem, they would rather lean on someone or something. Doctor Akoury is confirming that while elements like work environment, relationship, and financial stresses do happen to everyone, an overall pattern of deterioration and blaming others may be a sign of serious trouble and should not be overlooked. Therefore if you find yourself rationalizing your drinking habits, lying about them, or refusing to discuss the subject, it is very important that you take a moment to consider why you’re being so defensive. Remember that if you truly believe that you don’t have a problem, there should be no reason for you to cover up your drinking or make excuses says doctor Akoury.

The frustrations of drinking problems and denial:  Myths about alcoholism and alcohol abuse

Another serious problem that may bring the frustration of drinking problem and denial is that of myths or concoctions. There are so many myths around drinking and we are going to share with you just but a few as follows:

I can stop drinking anytime I want to – How I wish that this was true but more likely, you can’t but the bottom line is that this is yet another excuse to keep drinking. The truth is you don’t want to stop. By telling yourself that you can quit makes you feel in control, despite all evidence to the contrary and no matter the damage it’s doing.

My drinking is my problem. I’m the one it hurts, so no one has the right to tell me to stop – Doctor Akoury agrees with you that it’s true that the decision to quit drinking is up to you. But the truth is you are deceiving yourself if you think that your drinking hurts no one else but you. Alcoholism affects everyone around you and especially the people closest to you. Your problem is their problem.

I don’t drink every day, so I can’t be an alcoholic OR I only drink wine or beer, so I can’t be an alcoholic – Remember that alcoholism is NOT defined by what you drink, when you drink it, or even how much you drink. It’s all about the EFFECTS of your drinking that define a problem. Therefore if your drinking is causing problems in your home or work life, you have a drinking problem it therefore means that whether you drink daily or only on the weekends, down shots of tequila or stick to wine, drink three bottles of beers a day or three bottles of whiskey if they produce the negative effects then you have a problem which needs to be fixed.

I’m not an alcoholic because I have a job and I’m doing okay – You don’t have to be homeless and drinking out of a brown paper bag to be an alcoholic. Many alcoholics are able to hold down jobs, get through school, and provide for their families. Some are even able to excel. But just because you’re a high-functioning alcoholic doesn’t mean you’re not putting yourself or others in danger. Over time, the effects will catch up with you.

Drinking is not a “real” addiction like drug abuse – Alcohol is a drug, and alcoholism is every bit as damaging as drug addiction. Alcohol addiction causes changes in the body and brain, and long-term alcohol abuse can have devastating effects on your health, your career and your relationships. Alcoholics go through physical withdrawal when they stop drinking, just like drug users do when they quit.

Finally alcohol is a killer substance and the fact that it is legally consumable even makes it more dangerous. The little controls put by different authorities are very inconsequential when it comes to the real damages associated with alcohol abuse. We have discussed a lot but believe you me your health must come first and not the little pleasure you get when taking alcohol with your friends. Experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury care illustrates this with the wise say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Therefore you can either begin the journey of destruction by taking the first sip or start the recovery journey by acknowledging that you have a problem that needs to be fixes and then calling doctor Akoury to schedule for an appointment with her for the commencement of your recovery journey.

The frustrations of drinking problems and denial: Are you almost alcoholic?





Health risks of chronic heavy alcohol drinking

Health risks of chronic heavy alcohol drinking: The reality about alcohol drinking problem

Health risks of chronic heavy alcohol drinking

The truth is that Health risks of chronic heavy alcohol drinking are generating real suffering to users of alcohol in today’ societies.

Health risks of alcohol are many are chronic in nature. What is surprising is that, despite them being known, users of alcohol are still into it in full scale. The gift of life can only be good health and today it is no secret that alcohol consumption can cause major health problems, including cirrhosis of the liver and injuries sustained in automobile accidents. However, if you think that liver disease and car crashes are the only health risks posed by drinking then you’ve got to re-think again. In fact experts researching on the possible links of alcohol consumption were able to establish that there are more than 60 diseases that are associated with alcohol consumption. That is why our focus of this discussion is going to be on the health risks of chronic heavy alcohol drinking so that we can take decisive action in good time. Doctor Dalal Akoury is going to take us through this worthy discussion to impact on us positively. Therefore if you or anyone you know is struggling with alcoholism, then this is an opportunity for you to start it all again by scheduling for an appointment with her today for the commencement of your recovery journey.

Alcohol does all kinds of things in the body, and we’re not fully aware of all its effects says doctor Dalal Akoury, MD, and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. For sure alcohol is a pretty complicated little molecule. The following are some of the conditions that are closely associated with chronic heavy drinking:


Due to the ability of heavy alcohol drinking to cause a number of oxygen-carrying red blood cells to be abnormally low a condition known as anemia, it is equally capable of triggering a host of symptoms, including fatigue, shortness of breath and unsteadiness.


Habitual drinking increases the risk of cancer. Scientists believe the increased risk comes when the body converts alcohol into acetaldehyde, a potent carcinogen. Cancer sites linked to alcohol use include the mouth, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), esophagus, liver, breast, and colorectal region. Cancer risk rises even higher in heavy drinkers who also use tobacco.

Health risks of chronic heavy alcohol drinking: Cardiovascular disease

Heavy drinking, especially bingeing makes platelets more likely to clump together into blood clots, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. According to one of the landmark studies published in 2005, Harvard researchers found that binge drinking doubled the risk of death among people who initially survived a heart attack. Remember that excessive drinking can also cause cardiomyopathy which is potentially deadly condition in which the heart muscle weakens and eventually fails, as well as heart rhythm abnormalities such as atrial and ventricular fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation, in which the heart’s upper chambers (atria) twitch chaotically rather than constrict rhythmically, can cause blood clots that can trigger a stroke. Ventricular fibrillation causes chaotic twitching in the heart’s main pumping chambers (ventricles). It causes rapid loss of consciousness and, in the absence of immediate treatment it can be very fatal triggering sudden death.


Alcohol is toxic to liver cells, and many heavy drinkers develop cirrhosis, a sometimes-lethal condition in which the liver is so heavily scarred that it is unable to function. But it’s hard to predict which drinkers will develop cirrhosis. Some people who drink huge amounts never get cirrhosis, and some who don’t drink very much do get it with women being the most vulnerable group.


As people age their brains shrink, on average, at a rate of about 1.9% per decade. That’s considered normal. But heavy drinking speeds the shrinkage of certain key regions in the brain, resulting in memory loss and other symptoms of dementia.

Heavy drinking can also lead to subtle but potentially debilitating deficits in the ability to plan, make judgments, solve problems, and perform other aspects of executive function which are the higher-order abilities that allow us to maximize our function as human beings. Besides that the nonspecific dementia that stems from brain atrophy, heavy drinking can cause nutritional deficiencies so severe that they trigger other forms of dementia.

Health risks of chronic heavy alcohol drinking: Depression

Depression has been overtime been associated with alcoholism; nonetheless the question that many are asking is that between depression and alcohol drinking, which one actually comes fast? Several theories had been made and one of them states that depressed people turned to alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate and to ease their emotional pain. But some further studies have established that it was probably the other way around that is, heavy drinking that led to depression.


Heavy drinking can cause epilepsy and can trigger seizures even in people who don’t have epilepsy. It can also interfere with the action of the medications used to treat convulsions.

Health risks of chronic heavy alcohol drinking: High blood pressure

Alcohol can disrupt the sympathetic nervous system, which, among other things, controls the constriction and dilation of blood vessels in response to stress, temperature, exertion, etc. Heavy drinking and bingeing, in particular can cause blood pressure to rise. Over time, this effect can become chronic. High blood pressure can lead to many other health problems, including kidney disease, heart disease, and stroke.

Infectious disease

Heavy drinking suppresses the immune system, providing a toehold for infections, including tuberculosis, pneumonia, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted diseases (including some that cause infertility). People who drink heavily also are more likely to engage in risky sex. Heavy drinking is associated with a three-fold increase in the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.


In addition to causing stomach irritation (gastritis), drinking can inflame the pancreas. Chronic pancreatitis interferes with the digestive process, causing severe abdominal pain and persistent diarrhea which is not fixable. Some cases of chronic pancreatitis are triggered by gallstones, but up to 60% stem from alcohol consumption. Finally these are not very good conditions to associate with. Therefore if you or anyone you know, then you can schedule for an appointment with the experts today.

Health risks of chronic heavy alcohol drinking: The reality about alcohol drinking problem