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Three Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be extremely unpleasant. If a person going through withdrawal isn’t monitored, the effects can be uncomfortable and even dangerous. There are at least three alcohol withdrawal symptoms that shouldn’t be ignored, let’s look at the process and these symptoms a bit closer.

What Are Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms?

These symptoms occur in people who have been abusing alcohol for a prolonged period of time and who suddenly quit or drastically cut back on their consumption of alcohol. People can start to feel withdrawal symptoms only a few hours after taking their last alcoholic beverage. The symptoms might seem mild at first, but any woman who feels that she might be going into alcohol withdrawal should see a healthcare professional as soon as possible. Some of the alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be life threatening, three of them in particular:

Three Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
  • Seizures
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Hallucinations

These are three of the symptoms of delirium tremens, which are also known as DTs. Alcohol is unusual because it can easily cross the blood/brain barrier and interact with neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters send signals within the nervous system.

Alcohol attaches to the gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors andDestination Hope: The Women’s Program is a full service addiction and women’s health treatment facility in Florida for women who suffer from substance abuse and behavioral health issues.

 

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