SRS Is there a standard check up docs will do for a recovering drunk?

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  1. W3rd

    W3rd New Member

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    I'm pretty sure being a booze hound for the last 6 or so years of my life has made some stuff not work right.

    While I don't want to give up alcohol forever (I enjoy the taste) I'm trying to go as long as I can without a drink to bring my tolerence back to a normal level and let my body have some time off.

    Just curious if I walk in and tell the doc I'm a former drunk they have a standard check list or something they'd look at or if I have to tell em my specific symptoms.
     
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    Colonel Panic New Member

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    Chronic alcohol abuse will affect your liver and pancreas. Blood work should reveal any damage. An ultrasound of your liver may also be required.
     
  3. selfpollution

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    Alcohol also greatly increases your risk of cancer, heart disease, bi-polar disorder, obesity, koraskov's syndrome etc etc ... get checked for that stuff too.
     
  4. W3rd

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    I'm more concerned about my kidneys, as my symptoms show problems there. Although a chiropractor told me last year that some back pain i had may have been caused by my pancreas.

    thanks
     

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