Subsequent illnesses

in the case of excessive alcohol consumption

The following illnesses occur in the case of alcoholism and could cause people to take notice with regards to the severity of alcohol consumption:

  • Oesophagus inflammation with burning behind the breastbone, vomiting blood and difficulties swallowing
  • Mallory-Weiss syndrome, nausea and vomiting food and drinks with vomiting blood
  • Oesophagus varicose veins, vomiting dark red blood, haematin or blood clots, tarry stools, haemorrhagic shock, nausea from the feeling in the abdomen
  • Gastritis, chronic stomach upset, abdominal complaints, nausea, vomiting, tarry stools, circulatory shock
  • Disturbance in food intake in the gastrointestinal tract, intestinal resorption disorder, diarrhoea, stomach pains, disturbances in electrolytes, vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency
  • Fatty liver with feeling of pressure in the abdomen, feeling of fullness, metabolism, liver inflammation, fever, jaundice, nausea, vomiting

Late indications of alcoholism:

  • Liver cirrhosis with enlargement of the liver and spleen, jaundice, signs of liver disease in the skin, spider naevi, palmar erythema, Dupuytren's contracture, stomach baldness, gynecomastia, ascites
  • Acute pancreatitis, belt-shaped abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, circulatory weakness
  • Chronic pancreatic inflammation, weight loss, poor performance, recurrent stomach pains and fatty stools
  • High blood pressure
  • Myocardial weakness with heart enlargement, ECG changes and myocardial disorder