Gastrointestinal Damage from Alcohol

Alcoholism & Liver Damage

Over time, heavy alcohol consumption can cause major damage to an addict’s gastrointestinal system. This can include deadly bleeding, perforated ulcers, acute pancreatitis, and many other conditions and diseases. An alcoholic may also be at an increased risk for carcinoma of the esophagus and further liver damage that can ultimately lead to cirrhosis of the liver.

Aiding Patients from California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, & Beyond

At Schick Shadel, we do not take these medical conditions and diseases lightly. Alcoholism can not only lead to severe diseases and suffering, but early death as well. That is why we are proud to offer our 10-day treatment program that is designed to restore your control over your life and put you on the path to a healthier future. Our first step is to evaluate your health and medical conditions in conjunction with creating a plan for detox.

Cirrhosis of the Liver & its Symptoms

Cirrhosis first begins with already injured liver cells accumulating small droplets of fat. Over time, the liver will begin to enlarge as the fats continue to attach. If the addiction cycle continues on, scars can form on the liver until the damage and growth becomes irreversible.

This progression of cirrhosis can eventually lead to:

  • A toxic and poisonous build-up of ammonia and bilirubin in your blood
  • Unhealthy accumulation of estrogen in the bloodstream
  • Potential development of esophageal varices
  • Uncomfortable swelling of the legs and ankle area
  • Accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity

If nothing is done to halt this condition, it could ultimately lead to early death.

What is gastroenteritis?

In addition to conditions like cirrhosis, alcohol addiction or abuse can also result in chronic gastroenteritis. This occurs when the digestive tract is severely irritated, causing an inflammation of the stomach and intestines. It can cause an individual to suffer from lasting symptoms that are similar to those common with the flu, such as vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Schick Shadel has a #1 success rate for treating alcoholism*. Contact us today at (888) 802-4206 if you want to take the first step toward addiction relief.

*#1 success rate for treating alcoholism based on results of a verified survey of former patients (success being measured as total abstinence for one year and assessed by self-evaluation), as against published success rates from verified, comparable studies of other medical institutions.