DON’T MISS: Lady dies suddenly in her sleep from a seizure after she stopped drinking alcohol (see why)
A twitter user identified as Rica Bee has narrated how her younger sister who is addicted to drinking alcohol suddenly died in her sleep from a seizure after she stopped.
she wrote: “3 years ago, my younger sister died suddenly in her sleep from a seizure related to alcohol withdrawal. She had been a heavy drinker for years and had recently taken steps toward quitting completely, complications of which ultimately killed her.”
“I did not know at the time that withdrawals from alcohol could actually kill you, and I share this in the hopes that this becomes more widely known information and can perhaps save someone as a result.”
“If you are a heavy drinker, quitting cold turkey can be incredibly dangerous. Your body chemistry has adjusted to be able to function normally with alcohol in your system, and natural chemicals like adrenaline are produced at higher than normal rates.”
“If you quit drinking suddenly, those naturally occurring chemicals are suddenly present in excess, making your body like an accelerated car that has lost its brakes. Your vital signs can change suddenly, causing heart attack, stroke, seizures and death.”
“I don’t know that we could have changed anything or been able to save my sister had we known then what we know now. But I wish we would have had the chance to try. If you or someone you love is in this situation, please share this information with them. Thanks.”
According to Health Harvard, “Alcohol withdrawal is the changes the body goes through when a person suddenly stops drinking after prolonged and heavy alcohol use. Symptoms include trembling (shakes), insomnia, anxiety, and other physical and mental symptoms.
Alcohol has a slowing effect (also called a sedating effect or depressant effect) on the brain. In a heavy, long-term drinker, the brain is almost continually exposed to the depressant effect of alcohol. Over time, the brain adjusts its own chemistry to compensate for the effect of the alcohol. It does this by producing naturally stimulating chemicals (such as serotonin or norepinephrine, which is a relative of adrenaline) in larger quantities than normal.”
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