24 X 7 Helpline For Mental Health Emergencies
Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome

Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome

alcoholism, alcohol withdrawals, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, alcohol withdrawal symptoms

wWthdrawal symptoms simplified

Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome are a group of symptoms that are life threatening and occur when an individual completely stops consuming alcohol or greatly reduces their intake after a long period of alcohol intake. These symptoms may start from 8 hours to days after the individual stops and may last for day or even weeks.

When an individual consumes alcohol and get addicted to it, changes in the brain chemical occur, some gets suppressed while other increase, and it starts functioning according to the amount of alcohol the individual consumes. This becomes a pattern and the body gets used to it. When the individual suddenly stops or reduces their intake it brings disruption in the pattern formed earlier. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are the results of these changes.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms:

  • Hand tremors
  • Nausea
  • Feeling anxious
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Sleeplessness
  • Delirium, in extreme cases

These symptoms, in many cases, occur in three stages:

Stage 1: Anxiety, sleeplessness, nausea, loss of appetite, tremors, fatigue, abdominal pain, and mood swings. These symptoms are considered mild and occur from 8 hours of the last drink.

Stage 2: Increase in body temperature, respiration and blood pressure, confusion, sweating, mood disturbances and irritability. These symptoms are considered moderate and occur within 1 to 3 days of the last drink.

Stage 3: Delirium, which involves symptoms such as fever, hallucinations, agitation and severe confusion. These symptoms are considered severe and occur a week of the last drink.

Withdrawal symptoms do not follow a similar pattern for all individuals; they are highly individual as it depends on various other factors. Factors such as amount of alcohol intake, the period of time they have been drinking, family history, mental health issues if any and stress levels.

To manage the withdrawal symptoms rehab centres like Cadabam’s Anunitha and professional provide medication that reduces these symptoms along with other physical symptoms and also helps reduce cravings.

When an individual decides to quit alcohol after years of intake, they need to first consult a professional as these withdrawal symptoms can severely affect an individual. The whole withdrawal process also has to be done under the supervision of a professional. For help, call us today on +919611194949.

Recent Post

How to find the best psychiatric hospital in Bangalore?

It also provides the facility for family members to stay along with the patient; who gives them a better understanding of the……..

Is Manic Depression Genetic/ Hereditary?

A chemical known as serotonin in the brain, has strong affects on an individual’s mood. The abnormalities in the serotonin chemistry…..

 Bhang Facts…..All you need to know about Bhang

Still due to a cultural and religious association with the preparations a small amount of usage has permission in certain places of…….

The Effects of Snorting Cocaine

It creates a sense of euphoria and increased energy in a person. The effect is almost immediate, which lures a person for a little…….

Getting prepared for the unknown future

I always turned to my brother whenever I had any significant decisions to make in my life. When my brother was diagnosed…………

Giving advice is wrong? You must be joking!!

When a friend or a family member would come to you to discuss an issue they are having, we are ready (always) to dispense our ……………..

How does a caregiver seek help when dealing with patients with…

Watching your loved one struggling to remember something or feel challenged to even perform simple daily task can become quite………..

How does one cope with Dementia? Is there a checklist that helps?

Keep a track of patterns which trigger or heighten the symptoms like confusion, agitation or irritation. This can include things……….

Marriage counselling, a good way to repair damaged relations

where most couples swear by ‘janam, janam ka bandhan’ socio-economic complexities are increasingly casting their shadows…….

Neurofeedback: An effective therapy to control brain functions

A conclusive evidence about its effectiveness is yet to emerge. Though in numerous cases it is found to be effective. Some experts…….

PPD can rob women of joys of motherhood, if left …

Although there are some known risk factors associated with the PPD it is very seldom that we find there is sufficient awareness……….

Seize the summer: Tips to keep your kids active for constant learning

You can plan a nature walk in areas near your home. Please be realistic about the distance they can walk without any trouble. The objective…………

Workplace Stress Management Linked to Employees Wellbeing and …

The manager or the employer can work for creation of a more conducive work atmosphere for optimal realization of employees’ potential….

What can I do if I know someone who is suicidal?

Atleast 8 lakh people die of suicide every year around the world. While that many die, there are 20 times more people who have………

What are the other medical problems associated with Dementia …

hings like fastening a button, switching on a light, picking up something or even walking becomes difficult without help. Although……….