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brief summary of alcohol intake as a health issue in men

brief summary of alcohol intake as a health issue in men

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  • 1. Alcohol Cultivation  Fermentation  Distillation  Low price
  • 2.  
  • 3. Benefits: LOW LEVELS 1-2 drinks CVD (atherosclerosis) “J” shaped curve HDL ( less cardiac death, coronaries, angina) Peripheral artery disease advantages Diabetes-advantages Ischemic- advantages
  • 4. What is a J shaped mortality curve? Note high drinkers Note abstainers
  • 5. How? More HDL by 5-10% Less clotting on cholesterol plaques Some clot dissolving Improved insulin sensitivity insulin levels BPH ED
  • 6. Dose, an issue!
    • 1) not binging
    • 2) 7-14 US drinks/ week
    • 3) some are susceptible to abuse and addiction
  • 7.  
  • 8. Risks:> 3 drinks/day or binging!
    • BP
    • Stroke
    • Heart irritation
    • Prostate cancer
    • Oral cancer
    • Pancreatic cancer
    • Trauma;Violence
    • ED more
    • Sperm quality
    • GI irritation
    • Pancreatitis
    • Hepatic disease
    • Fatty Liver
  • 9. Definitions:
    • Alcohol abuse is:
    • APA definition: maladaptive pattern leading to 1) failure to fulfill work, school, home obligations 2) recurrent use in hazardous situations 3) legal problems 4) drinking despite social problems
  • 10. Problem Drinking: WHO ( world health organization) says > 2 drinks / day (every day average) or > 4 in 1 day
  • 11. Alcohol Dependence: tolerance Physical or emotional withdrawal amounts over longer time periods Desire to control use or inability to control Involvement with alcohol recreational activities Drinking despite problems
  • 12. Define Alcoholism: See page 204 in Simon, MD
  • 13. Cage Test:
    • Cut Down?
    • Annoyed by criticism?
    • Guilty about drinking
    • An a.m. “eye opener”?