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Can you die from alcohol abuse?

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Dr. Benjamin Sanidad Jr
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Yes, indeed!: Alcohol abuse can slowly affect one's liver. End result is death from liver failure due to cirrosis.
Dr. Kamel Ghandour
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Dr. Sanidad is right. Also we sometimes see an alcoholic die from sudden illnesses that were provoked from an Alcoholic binge.
Mar 3, 2012
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes: Chronic alcohol abuse causes damage to the liver and pancreas. Cardiomyopathy (heart damage) is possible.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology 34 years experience
Absolutely: Alcohol abuse can lead to liver, brain and cardiovascular complications, among other things. Not to mention the incidence of death related to trams and auto accidents witch may occur while intoxicated.

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