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Posted by Nina [24.4] on October 13, 2004 at 10:46:50:

My question would be this: If a man drank vodka every night, let's say anywhere from 6-15 drinks (vodka and club soda) for about 10 yrs., and he recently had to be hospitalized for severe pain which turned out to be his pancreas, if he doesn't slow down or stop his alcohol consumption, won't this pancreas problem re-occur? His recent hospitalization was diagnosed pancreatitis with amylase, lipase blood work extremely abnormal. All they did was take him off any solid foods, placed him on an IV and his levels slowly went back to normal. I had warned him that if he continues to drink at this rate he would have another attack with his pancreas. He jsut laughed and said that I was crazy. What do you think? This man is 57.



Re: Pancreas problems caused from alcohol intake

Posted by WOW [1317.65] on October 13, 2004 at 13:17:07:

In Reply to: Pancreas problems caused from alcohol intake posted by Nina [24.4] on October 13, 2004 at 10:46:50:

Hi Nina,
You are not crazy, alcohol (especially in this quantity) will damage many organs, pancreas, liver, brain and heart. He is slowly commiting suicide. He needs major help!

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Posted by P [20.242] on October 13, 2004 at 15:06:25:

In Reply to: Pancreas problems caused from alcohol intake posted by Nina [24.4] on October 13, 2004 at 10:46:50:

Consumption of alcohol will very much exacerbate pancreatitis. In fact, if you were to poll an AA group you would find pancreatitis to be a rather common ailment among them unfortunately.

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Posted by
chris [1400.1490] on October 13, 2004 at 19:09:18:

In Reply to: Pancreas problems caused from alcohol intake posted by Nina [24.4] on October 13, 2004 at 10:46:50:

sounds like this guy is an alcoholic and needs help....i am not looking down on him at all....i enjoy a drink but i know how to restrict it....on average i drink about 2 or 3 nights out of the week and not very heavily except for odd occasions....i also detox when my body feels "hammered"....maybe you could point him in the direction of some help with this drinking problem...

you're definitely not crazy....the guy has deluded himself into thinking that he is invincible and drinking so much won't harm him....i bet he can't admit he has a drink problem either.


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Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on October 14, 2004 at 08:55:15:

In Reply to: Pancreas problems caused from alcohol intake posted by Nina [24.4] on October 13, 2004 at 10:46:50:

Hi, Nina.

Pancreatitis is one of the most commonly associated problems with chronic alcoholism and his docs have surely told him that.

This guy is apparently suicidal and has chosen one of the most painful ways to accomplish it.

Love him as he is and understand that his symptoms are, even now, mostly self-inflicted. Even the slightest taste of alcohol can precipitate his pancreatitis and it will become more and more difficult to treat each time.

Walt

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