When alcoholic individuals abruptly stop drinking, they are bound to face alcohol detox symptoms. Actually, the body of an alcoholic person develops new mechanism to function according to the availability of certain chemicals in the body. Additionally, his/her brain also accommodates the presence of alcohol and functions accordingly. Eventually, the person always needs to maintain the certain amount of alcohol level in the body for the normal functioning. The demand of alcohol gradually increases to maintain the body requirements.
When the person stops taking alcohol, his/her body finds itself unable to function normally. Finally it causes various health problems, technically known as ‘alcohol detox symptoms.’
In fact, the Alcohol Detox symptoms are the combined effects of brain and body in absence of alcohol. Depending upon the amount and frequency of alcohol consumption, the repercussion of these symptoms ranges from mild to moderate to severe. These problems include both physical as well as psychological aspects of human life.
At the initial stage, the mild symptoms that develop after restraining oneself from the alcohol are:
– Feeling nervous and unsteadiness
– Short temper
– Insomnia (sleeping disorder)
– Loss of hunger
If the situation is not controlled here, it further intensifies and takes the form of moderate symptoms that are:
– Abrupt emotional change
– Difficulty in thinking
– Rapid heart beat
– Enlarged pupils
– Clammy skin
– Trembling of the hands
– Abnormal movements
The severe symptoms commence after 48 hours to 6 days of removal of alcohol abuse. At times, these symptoms can be life threatening if not treated properly and timely. The severe symptoms are:
– Further intensification of depression and irritability
– Visual hallucination
– Black outs
– Muscle tremors
– Extreme anxiety
Hence, alcohol detox symptoms cannot be taken lightly because of its dangerous and life threatening percussion. Therefore, if someone wants to withdraw his/her drinking behavior, he/she needs to consult a doctor for proper guidance.