Alcohol Intoxication Symptoms And Treatment

Alcohol is a big problem in our society that can destroy the life of any person. And not only because it is consumed by a very large number of inhabitants of the planet, but also because the components that make up intoxicating drinks cause great harm to the human body. Sometimes even death.

Alcohol intoxication is the poisoning of the human body with ethanol, a product that is part of alcoholic beverages. If you do not help a person with alcohol poisoning in time, the consequences can be irreparable. Alcohol and its decay products are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, exerting their harmful effects not only on the stomach, liver, pancreas, kidneys but also on the brain, disrupting the activity of the nervous system.

Alcohol poisoning symptoms:

  • Strong headache
  • drowsiness
  • nausea
  • hand tremor
  • general malaise and dizziness
  • redness of the skin of the face
  • severe vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • violation of normal human speech
  • inhibited facial expressions
  • dilated pupils of the eyes
  • violation of motor coordination
  • dehydration of the body

Depending on the degree of difficulty, intoxication can be mild-medium heavy

With a mild degree of alcohol poisoning (when its concentration in the body is 0.5-1.5 ppm), you can help a person at home. His state is a little emotional, coordination of movement is impaired, the person is in high spirits, his face is slightly reddened, salivation is slightly increased.

The average degree of alcohol poisoning (with an alcohol concentration of 1.5 to 2.5 ppm) is noticeable by the fact that a person thinks slowly and reacts poorly to external stimuli. It is impossible to make out a person’s speech. He is disoriented, does not understand what is happening around him, does not control his movements, speech, etc. There may be nausea or vomiting.

A severe degree of intoxication occurs with a blood alcohol concentration of 2.5 ppm. A person can be unconscious even for a long time, not react to stimuli, pain. In such a state, death can occur.

It is generally believed that people are most often able to poison themselves with homemade. But this is far from the case. Absolutely anyone who consumes alcoholic beverages can easily be poisoned by them, regardless of the price and amount of alcohol drunk. There are cases when a person, when drinking even a very small dose of alcohol, falls into a state of pathological intoxication. He loses control and self-control over himself. He is consumed by hallucinations, aggression, or psychosis. Such a person is dangerous not only for himself but also for those around him.

If in some way alcohol has entered the body of a child under the age of 3 years, it is imperative to hospitalize.

It should be understood that alcohol intoxication significantly increases the risk that chronic diseases can “wake up”, and hypertensive crisis, stroke, heart attack, arrhythmia and many other complications can also be provoked.

Treatment of alcohol intoxication

Treatment must be carried out as quickly as possible since intoxication can adversely affect the psyche. Such a person may have nightmares, fear and anxiety. People under the influence of alcohol poisoning are dangerous because they are capable of unconscious actions, loss of consciousness is also possible, and they can also fall into a coma or even die. It is very dangerous to leave a person alone in such a state. He needs effective and professional treatment for alcohol intoxication.

First aid for alcohol poisoning:

  • Turn the person (preferably on the side) so that the head is in a position that does not allow choking with vomit (exclude the position on the stomach or on the back)
  • Open a window or take a person out into fresh air
  • If the person is conscious, try to induce vomiting and rinse the stomach with warm water, you can use baking soda
  • Do not allow the use of any medications before the arrival of a doctor, except for activated charcoal
  • Monitor the patient’s heart rate
  • Give the poisoned strong herbal tea to drink.

But if alcohol poisoning is of moderate or severe severity, you cannot do without professional removal from this condition and treatment in a hospital. There are cases when, in addition to standard treatment, treatment or consultation with a psychotherapist and other narrow-profile doctors is required, since the consequences of such a condition cannot always be foreseen due to the possibility of dysfunction of the nervous system or other organs.

The perception of alcohol by different organisms occurs in different ways. This process is influenced by many factors Like existing diseases of the nervous system, previous head injuries or operations, epilepsy, depression, or suicidal actions.

You should not leave a person alone in this state, as he can be dangerous both for himself and for the people around him.

Statistics show that most people who died from alcohol intoxication could survive if medical assistance was provided on time.

Professional medical care for intoxication

In case of alcohol intoxication of the body, doctors will diagnose the patient, which will help determine the degree of poisoning of the patient, as well as the degree of damage to the internal organs, and by means of droppers and the latest drugs in a hospital or at home, they will help remove acetaldehyde (a derivative of alcohol processing) from the patient’s body.

If you are in a situation where you need to decide what to do in case of alcohol poisoning, the Recovery Rehabilitation Center is at your service at any time of the day.

Our qualified medical staff will carry out all the necessary procedures to alleviate the patient’s condition. Our rehabilitation center is famous for the use of modern methods of treatment, as well as the latest drugs that help to quickly release the alcohol-poisoned human body from toxins and alleviate its condition. Whatever problem you have, we will help you easily and completely anonymously get rid of it as soon as possible.

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