Withdrawal from alcohol
January 9, 2007 2:13am CST
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are graded from zero to four depending on the severity. Tremors, sweating, restlessness, sleeplessness and tachycarda are initial symptoms. Headache, increased agitation, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, incordination and hypertension are other commonm symptoms. Auditory or visul halucinations, seizures and disorientation leading to changing of consiciousness are part of the extreme stage of withdrawal symptoms. The seriousness of the condition depends upon the age of the patient, previous withdrawal episoes, hepatic failure with other medical complications, extent of alcoholism and seizures. Most of the mild withdrawal symptoms subside in two or three days but some go on for four to six days if there is no other associated complications.