Category Archives: Social health

Neuropathy Due to Alcohol Abuse- Pain and Numbness in Extremities

Neuropathy Due to Alcohol Abuse- Pain and Numbness in Extremities Alcohol is like a poison. It affects almost all parts of the body, slowly damaging them. Initially, when a person starts taking alcohol, he is not conscious about what this poison is doing inside the body. However, as the period of consumption of alcohol increases, […]

Oral Contraceptives Contraindications- When to Avoid OCs?

Oral Contraceptives Contraindications- When to Avoid OCs? While taking oral contraceptive drugs, one needs to know what other medications can be taken along without any adverse effect. This is because various drugs sometimes interact with each other and may produce adverse reactions. Medicines to Be Avoided When Taking Oral Contraceptives Here is a list of […]

Does Alcohol Make Your Eyes Puffy?

Does Alcohol Make Your Eyes Puffy? Drinking leads to multiple trips to the bathroom. This is because consumption of alcohol causes a decrease in a substance called anti-diuretic hormone (ADH). This hormone is normally responsible for retaining fluid by regulating urine production. As blood alcohol levels rise, less ADH is available, and more water is […]

Side Effects of Tranquilizers

Side Effects of Tranquilizers Some of our symptoms may actually be the side effects of certain medications. For example, tranquilizers, when taken for a long time, usually give some side effects. Muscle spasms, tremors, stiffness are some of them. Some of these medications have a tendency to cause an increase in the body temperature. If […]

Choking After Heavy Alcohol Intake

Choking After Heavy Alcohol Intake The alcohol has a property of depressing the nerves in the throat and airway. This numbing effect on throat leads to a reduction in protective ‘gag reflex‘. Problem With Absence of Gag Reflex Gag reflex normally protects the food or fluid from entering into our airway. But its absence may […]

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a brain disorder involving loss of specific brain functions, due to a thiamine deficiency. The syndrome is actually a spectrum. Korsakoff´s typically develops as the Wernicke’s subsides.  Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Wernicke’s encephalopathy involves damage to multiple nerves in both the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous […]