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.