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12 Nov 2004

lose memory
Please can you advise on why when i drink alcohol I lose my memory. I am talking anything from 4 glasses of wine. This is really concerning me.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

You don't mention how much you drink, or for how long you have been drinking. Most people know that excessive alcohol intake can cause brain damage including memory damage ; but some people are unusually sensitive to ill-effects from drinking aochol ( eg the Alcohol Intolerance Syndrome) and get such ill-effects at much lower doses. Can't you get by on 2 glasses of wine a session ?
And someone pointed out that the number of glasses of wine referred to in advice on how much drinking is excessive or gives too high a level for drunk-driving issues, is now inacuratem as many bars are serving larger glasses of wine, some amounting to around 1/3 of a bottle, rather than the much smaller glasses that were usual when the guidelines were laid down.
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