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Written By Legacy Healing Center - Mar 6 2020
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Alcohol poisoning is caused by heavy drinking in a relatively short period. It is a dangerous condition that often requires medical treatment because it can sometimes be fatal. Alcohol poisoning symptoms include dangerously low body temperature, seizures, vomiting, unconsciousness, irregular breathing which can slow completely, and the symptoms may lead to coma or even death.
If you fear that someone has alcohol poisoning, then do not hesitate to call 911 immediately. It’s best to be safe in such a situation than to let the person “sleep it off” because there may be fatal consequences. When calling emergency services, be prepared to provide vital information such as how much they drank, the kind of alcohol they drank, and when they started drinking the heavy amounts of alcohol.
It’s also important not to leave the individual who may be suffering from the alcohol poisoning symptoms since their gag reflex will be affected and they may choke and stop breathing, which will require your immediate assistance, such as turning them on their side to avoid them from choking on their vomit. Staying on the line with emergency services can provide you with the aid needed to assist the person in their time of need.
To be able to better identify the symptoms of alcohol poisoning, we will examine the most common symptoms. They are as follows:
It’s important to note that not all of the symptoms need to be present in order for it to be alcohol poisoning. For example, if the only alcohol poisoning symptoms they exhibit is unconsciousness, then there is a risk that their condition may be fatal.
Several factors can increase the chances of experiencing alcohol poisoning, even if a person is a regular drinker. The following are some of the risk factors that you should be aware of:
When a person suffers from alcohol poisoning, there are many health complications that may occur – many of which are live-threatening.
The following are some of the most common complications in a person that doesn’t have prior medical problems:
Heavy drinking, even on one occasion, can lead to death if help isn’t found quickly. If heavy drinking is a frequent occurrence, there may be a problem with alcohol, such an addiction. To get professional help for alcoholism and overcoming your addiction and alcohol abuse, contact Legacy Healing today at 888-534-2295.