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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Alcohol use. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Why: document age started drinking, type of alcohol preferred, daily alcohol consumption, days per week alcohol is consumed.
Why: This is a solid starting point for you health professional to begin from in assessing your alcohol use. How much alcohol you use assists in assessing whether you abuse alcohol or have (or are at risk of) alcohol dependence. The type of alcohol can be important as different common alcoholic drinks have different concentrations of alcohol, plus some types of alcohol have been shown in moderation to have health benefits. It is vitally important that you are honest when answering these questions.
Why: Some medications have the ability to increase or decrease the effects of alcohol.
Why: Liver disease can impair your body's ability to appropriately metabolize and handle alcohol as well as the potentially toxic substance which is digested to form.
Why: e.g. tremor, hallucinations, delirium tremens.
Why: due to effect of alcohol itself, insomnia associated with alcohol or due to anemia.
Why: suggesting possible pancreatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, gastritis, reflux oesophagitis, peptic ulcers.
Why: due to alcohol, fatty stools from alcoholic pancreatitis.
Why: e.g. arrhythmias, congestive cardiac failure.
Why: suggestive of possible alcoholic dementia or pellagra.
The following list of conditions have 'Alcohol use' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have 'Alcohol use'
or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.
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