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Victims With Alcohol Related Health Problems Dominate Scottish GP Surgeries

by Savitha C Muppala on May 3, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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 Victims With Alcohol Related Health Problems Dominate  Scottish GP Surgeries

A recent study has revealed that Scottish GP surgeries are flooded with cases of alcohol related health problems, and the numbers go as high as 5500 cases a day.

GPs and practice nurses are also spending more than 600 hours every working day with patients and advising them regarding illnesses spurred by their drinking habits.

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Dr Alan McDevitt, deputy chairman of the BMA's Scottish General Practitioners Committee, said: "We wanted to conduct this survey to demonstrate how much of an impact alcohol has on the everyday work of general practice. Those who suffer from alcohol-related health problems are not just alcoholics or heavy binge drinkers. By regularly drinking over and above recommended limits, a significant proportion of the adult population is at risk of experiencing health problems that are linked to the alcohol they consume, whether it is high blood pressure, breast cancer or even domestic abuse."



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