my husband also has black outs. he to is a smoker and a drinker, and i notice when he drinks a little to much by that i mean a little over a 12 pack, he dont drink liquor just beer, he starts coughing and tonight he was sitting in the computer chair when it started and he fell out of the chair. he didnt get hurt but it has me worried....could it be fl. in his lungs?
You and your husband should each be worried by what has been happening. What you describe suggests that the beer your husband drinks is either causing him to aspirate beer or food into his lungs or interfering with the bodily function that normally serves to clear mucous from the lungs. The former, having food go into his windpipe could be life threatening. In either case, it puts him in danger of not getting enough air and that is a very serious business..
I assume from your comment that his drinking more than a twelve pack occurs in a single sitting. If that is the case, or even if it is ingested in a 24 hour period, that is a lot of alcohol, enough to cause most individuals to be inebriated and an amount consistent with the diagnosis of alcoholism. He should seek help to deal with this undeniably heavy drinking and should do so without delay.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.