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Rum saves lives. respect.

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:06 pm
by Going South
A Man's Kidney And Liver Were Failing Till Dark Rum Saved His Life! No Kidding.

Booze doesn't always kill, it can save you too. Dilip Kumar, who works in a pharmaceutical manufacturing unit at West Delhi's Moti Nagar, is a living example. The 30-year-old accidentally inhaled methanol while working in the factory recently which caused partial loss of vision and other severe side effects. When basic medical aid failed, his employers rushed Kumar to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. His eyesight was affected and vital parameters like blood pressure, kidney and liver function had fallen dangerously.

The doctors administered him rum in small amounts, close to a small peg, to neutralize the toxicity caused by methanol, which is a deadly chemical. This was besides hemodialysis and other supportive treatment. "Rum has 40% alcohol or ethanol content which has a chemical structure similar to methanol. It occupies the receptors where methanol metabolizes into harmful formaldehyde thus reducing the toxicity," said Dr Atul Gogia, senior consultant, internal medicine at SGRH.

So was he made to down shots?

Not actually, Kumar didn't love it either. A teetotaller, Kumar was administered 30ml of rum every six hours for two days as part of his treatment through the feeding tube. Simultaneously, dialysis was also conducted to save his kidney from further toxicity. Doctors said that alcohol therapy is commonly practised for treating patients suffering from methanol poisoning-leading to hooch tragedies-due to consumption of adulterated alcohol.

Originally published in Times Of India

Re: Rum saves lives. respect.

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:37 am
by raja
Whether something is good or bad often depends on its application.
It's like Rohit Sharma.
He's a perfectly nice bloke when you apply him on sub-continent pitches.
Has beneficial uses.
When you use him outside the official use environment, the same benign Rohit Sharma becomes toxic.

Re: Rum saves lives. respect.

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:49 am
by Going South

Re: Rum saves lives. respect.

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:15 pm
by raja
Going South wrote:kohli?

Kohli is toxic only in swing conditions.
Otherwise he's boss. :grin: