August 22, 2014

CDC: Short Term Impact of Alcohol

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "excessive alcohol use is the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death for the United States." 

The short term impace includes:
  • Traffic injuries, falls, drownings, burns and unintentional firearm injuries
  • Violence, including intimate partner violence and child maltreatment
  • Risky sexual behaviours that can result in unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases
  • Miscarriage and stillbirth among pregnant women
  • Combination of physical and mental birth defects among children that last throughout life
  • Alcohol poisoning that can cause loss of consciousness, low blood pressure and body temperature, coma, respiratory depression, or death
The Centers offers sources of information regarding alcohol and treatment.

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 |
5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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