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Alcohol Withdrawal State

Overview

Alcohol Withdrawal State occurs when a person who has been drinking for a long time in a large quantity suddenly stops consuming it. This sudden change may bring about certain changes in the body in terms of signs and symptoms and this change is called the Alcohol Withdrawal State. It is not necessary that these signs and symptoms may occur in every person, these also vary with person to person and the amount of alcohol and the frequency of alcohol ingestion. A person is also more likely to get withdrawal symptoms if they have other health problems.

Risk Factor

Sometimes the withdrawal state can be severe and life threatening. There has to be close monitoring for signs and symptoms. Blood pressure, Heart rate, Body temperature and fluid levels need to closely monitored. Tests for other diseases related to drinking need to be done to reduce the chances of any complication. These include liver functioning tests, blood clotting disorders, heart and nerves disorders and kidney functions tests.


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Causes
Signs & Symptoms

The symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal State varies from mild to moderate to severe symptoms and they also vary from psychological to physical symptoms.

Mild to Moderate Psychological symptoms include:

Irritability and excitability easily, Shakiness, Nervousness and Jumpiness, Anxiety and Depression, Rapid Mood or Emotional Fluctuation, Fatigue, Distorted thought process and Bad dreams

Mild to Moderate Physical symptoms include:

Pulsating headaches, Nausea and Vomit feeling, Sweating on the face and the palms of the hands, loss of sleep and appetite, dilated pupils and involuntary and abnormal movement of eye lids, Palpitation and shakiness of hands.

Severe symptoms include:

Delirious and confused state of mind accompanied with hallucinations, Blackouts, Fever, Agitation and Convulsions.

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Treatments
Detoxification Modern Medicine

The symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal State varies from mild to moderate to severe symptoms and they also vary from psychological to physical symptoms.

Mild to Moderate Psychological symptoms include:

Irritability and excitability easily, Shakiness, Nervousness and Jumpiness, Anxiety and Depression, Rapid Mood or Emotional Fluctuation, Fatigue, Distorted thought process and Bad dreams

Mild to Moderate Physical symptoms include:

Pulsating headaches, Nausea and Vomit feeling, Sweating on the face and the palms of the hands, loss of sleep and appetite, dilated pupils and involuntary and abnormal movement of eye lids, Palpitation and shakiness of hands.

Severe symptoms include:

Delirious and confused state of mind accompanied with hallucinations, Blackouts, Fever, Agitation and Convulsions.

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