acute alcohol poisoning continues to grow in Quintana Rooas so far this year has been 313 cases while there were 380 in the whole of 2022, so the specialists urged parents to look after their children, since most of them are small.
Rodrigo Moncada, specialist in family medicine Mexican Institute of Social SecurityIMSS) explained that one reason for the increase in cases in Quintana Roo is poor parental supervision; Especially in holiday seasonswhen young people drink until they pass out.
“We as specialists have long warned about this situation that young people arrive intoxicated from excess alcohol, and that they also start drinking at an earlier age, we are talking about people aged 14 to 28 years old who are those who most comes to the hospital with such a picture, ”he said in an interview with the publication For this!
In the state, men are most susceptible to acute alcohol intoxication – 229 cases, and women – 84 cases, since, according to doctors, it is the male sex that consumes uncontrolled alcoholic beverages the most.
“Men are most susceptible to this disease, as well as patients with diseases that disrupt the immune system, such as: diabetes, arterial hypertension, to name but a few; We call for the promotion of healthy eating, the practice of exercise and, of course, keeping an eye on this type of drink,” he continued.
Moncada recalled that an overdose of alcohol occurs when there is so much of it. blood alcohol that areas of the brain that control basic life functions such as breathing, heart rate and thermoregulation are starting to be suppressed.
“Symptoms of an alcohol overdose include confusion, difficulty staying conscious, vomiting, convulsions, labored breathing, slow heart ratecold and clammy skin, blunted responses (eg, no gag reflex to prevent choking), and extremely low body temperature.
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