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Can a loved one die from alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Alcohol withdrawal is a medical emergency. If untreated, one can have dangerous heart rhythms, fast respirations, fevers, hallucinations, and seizures.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: One of my patient's husband died during a seizure while withdrawing from alcohol. It is imperative that a patient who is experiencing withdrawal get urgent medical help. Alcoholics anonymous is the cornerstone for a recovery program.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Alcohol: Withdrawal seizures can lead to aspiration & suffocation. Treatment is an emergency.

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