Nose bleeds and alcohol withdrawal

Bill CarrickAlcohol Withdrawal, Home Detox

Nose Bleeds

A person recently searched Google using the typed words “nose bleeding alcohol withdrawal”. I noticed this when reviewing my google analytics. This provides the opportunity to highlight a serious concern related to alcohol use, alcohol dependence, and withdrawal; the concern is nose bleeds.

Chronic alcohol abuse can impact the amount of platelets in the body. Platelets are needed to prevent excessive bleeding. Additionally, a very low platelet level can cause the following:

  • Spontaneous bleeding internally.
  • An esophageal bleed.
  • A GI or gastrointestinal bleed, or as above,
  • A spontaneous nose bleed. A spontaneous nose bleed can be fairly benign or can cause death.

This spontaneous nose bleed is a significant warning sign and requires medical attention. Blood studies can identify if there is a low platelet level. A determination at that time can be made as to the treatment a person may need.

Executive Home Detox is qualified to assess the client in need of medical detox from alcohol dependence. EHD specializes in detox in the home.