Alcoholism Testing

Alcoholism is a condition resulting from abnormal excessive drinking of and dependence on beverages that contained alcohol. Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a disease with physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and social health issues.

The major health risks of alcoholism include liver disease, heart disease, certain forms of cancer, pancreatitis, and nervous system disorders and these conditions often develop gradually and may become evident only after long-term heavy drinking. The liver is particularly vulnerable to diseases related to heavy drinking; women tend to be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol. Experts have attempted to define a second problem, called alcohol abuse, as something different from alcoholism. The difference is that those who abused alcohol do not have an extremely strong craving for alcohol, loss of control over drinking, or physical dependence. People who abused alcohol also can develop the physical symptoms related to alcoholism, however, and suffer from its effects. Alcohol abuse is defined as a pattern of drinking that result in particular situations, such as failure to fill major work, school or home duties, or having recurring alcohol related legal problems, such as an arrest for DUI.

Lab Testing : GGT Liver profile, pancreas testing including amylase, breath alcohol and blood alcohol levels.