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Late Stage Alcoholism Wet Brain

What is Wet Brain in Alcoholics

What is Wet Brain in Alcoholics? Wet brain, also referred to as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a brain disorder that occurs due to vitamin B1 deficiency. Wernicke’s encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disorder caused by the lack of thiamine. It may result from alcohol abuse, dietary deficiencies, prolonged vomiting, eating disorders, or the effects of chemotherapy. B1 deficiency causes damage to the brain’s thalamus and hypothalamus.  Korsakoff syndrome (also called Korsakoff’s amnesic syndrome) is a memory disorder that results from vitamin B1 deficiency and is associated with alcoholism. Korsakoff’s syndrome damages nerve cells and supporting cells in the brain and spinal cord, as well as the part of the brain involved with memory. Wet Brain Syndrome from Alcohol What is wet brain in alcoholics? Although Wernicke’s and Korsakoff’s are related disorders, some scientists believe them to be different stages of the same alcohol-related disorder, which is called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Wernicke’s encephalopathy represents the “acute” phase of the disorder and Korsakoff’s amnesic syndrome represents the disorder progressing to a “chronic” or long-lasting stage. [1] Wet Brain Symptoms From Alcoholism Symptoms of Wernicke encephalopathy include: Confusion and loss of mental activity can progress to coma and death Loss of muscle coordination (ataxia) that can…