Alcohol Withdrawal & Poisoning: Symptoms & Signs
Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Alcohol poisoning is a term used by many people to refer to an overdose of alcohol. An overdose of alcohol can cause a series of serious health consequences, including coma and death. In addition to the typical symptoms of sugar, which start early in the process, alcohol poisoning also affects breathing, regulates body temperature and can cause seizures. Alcohol also inhibits the muzzle reflex, which means that people with an overdose of alcohol can choke on their own vomit. Low body temperature (low body temperature) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) are a complication of alcohol poisoning along with irregular heartbeats, slow and erratic breathing .
Causes of alcohol poisoning
Alcohol intoxication or an overdose is due to the consumption of a large amount of alcoholic beverages for a short period of time, which is known as excessive alcohol consumption.
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