Alcohol withdrawal symptoms must be treated in an earlier stage, so that there is a higher possibility of complete recovery.
Some Serious Symptoms associated with Alcohol Withdrawal
A person who consumes alcohol regularly will have withdrawal symptoms, if he suddenly stops alcohol consumption. Some of the withdrawal symptoms are:
b) Hallucination (delusion)
c) Rum fits
d) Delirium tremens
f) Body ache
g) Loss of appetite
h) Shivering of hands
These symptoms must be treated in an earlier stage, so that there is a higher possibility of complete recovery.
Rum Fits: Rum fits is a condition that happens to an alcohol addict, who is not able to acquire alcohol supply for a period of 24-72 hours. The activity of brain stops suddenly when the regular alcohol supply is stopped. Giddiness can occur for no reason.
Hallucination (delusion): Increased alcohol intake can make the person hallucinated as if somebody is talking to them. He or she may see or feel many things that actually doesn’t exist. The person may feel somebody attacking them. At times the individual may also feel that someone has mixed poison in his/her food.
Delirium tremens: A serious condition or symptom of alcohol withdrawal is delirium tremens. About 20% of alcohol addicts die if they reach this stage. Fear of someone attacking is the main reason for death in such cases. The individual may feel a pseudo-attack even in the toilet.
In some cases, the patients may feel worms and other creatures wriggling over their body. This may provoke them to hit themselves hardly and ram against walls, causing death.
Alcoholism is a danger to society and the individual. Alcohol withdrawal is very appreciable, but should be done with precaution and in consultation with a qualified person.
© 2010 Dr.P.Elayaraja