Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Alcohol withdrawal: Here’s how you can die from it
Alcohol withdrawal has been linked to organ failure. Can withdrawal be fatal? (Reuters)
“True Blood” actor Nelsan Ellis died Saturday from heart failure, due to complications from a “withdrawal from alcohol,” his family said.
Ellis’ family released a statement describing how the 39-year-old actor “attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own.” Ellis then suffered from a blood infection, kidney failure, a swollen liver, low blood pressure and heart failure, his family said.
But can you die from alcohol withdrawal?
According to American Addiction Centers, “attempting a cold-turkey or at-home detox from alcohol” can be risky and “even life-threatening.”
The withdrawal occurs when heavy drinkers cut back their alcohol intake.
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