Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Facts About Alcohol Poisoning

An alcohol poisoning is a series of complex physiological reactions to alcohol and the toxic by-products that result when the body metabolizes alcohol, according to National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The main cause of it is binge drinking.

People who have alcohol poisoning affect their nerves with control involuntary actions such as breathing and gag reflex are depressed. A fatal amount will shut them altogether.

Signs you should be aware of; - are mental confusion, coma, stupor, vomiting, seizures, fewer than 8th breaths per minute (or 10 seconds or more between breaths), low body temperature, bluish skin color and paleness.