Can Alcohol Cause Seizures?

Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Can Alcoholism Cause Seizures?

While it is possible for alcoholism to cause seizures, it is important to keep in mind that there are many other potential causes of seizures. Alcoholism is just one potential cause of seizures, and not everyone who drinks alcohol will experience seizures. If you or a loved one are struggling with alcoholism, it is important to seek professional help to address the underlying issues.

It’s no secret that alcohol consumption can lead to negative health consequences.
Excessive alcohol consumption can cause serious damage to the liver, heart, and
nervous system. So it’s no surprise that alcoholism can also cause seizures.

Seizures are caused by sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
Alcoholism can cause seizures by damaging brain cells and altering their normal
electrical activity. Seizures caused by alcoholism are more likely to occur when
someone is withdrawing from alcohol or is severely dehydrated.

If you or someone you know has been struggling with alcoholism, it’s important
to seek professional help. Alcoholism is a serious disease that can lead to
health problems and even death. If you or someone you know is experiencing
seizures, please seek medical attention immediately.

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