Pathfinders Recovery Center Is Raising Awareness About Alcoholic Hepatitis And Alcohol Chest Pains

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Pathfinders Recovery Center, a premier addiction and co-occurring disorder treatment center with upscale locations in Arizona and Colorado, is drawing attention to the dangers of chronic alcohol use, especially the prospect of developing alcoholic hepatitis and chest pains from excessive alcohol drinking.

Apart from commonly known lifestyle-related diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes, alcoholic hepatitis is another recurring condition found in those who partake in chronic alcohol use. When the liver begins to process alcohol, highly toxic chemicals are produced that hurt liver cells. The result is inflammation of the liver which is called alcohol hepatitis. Alcohol hepatitis also increases the risk for liver cirrhosis and kidney failure.

A doctor shows the concept of alcoholic hepatitis and its effect on the liver

Common symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis range from malnutrition, nausea and vomiting, abdominal tenderness, enlarged veins, and varicose veins. Severe alcoholic hepatitis symptoms include fluid accumulation in the abdomen, a condition known as ascites. Those at the late stages of alcoholic hepatitis may be at risk of many other severe health complications from drinking, including alcoholic cardiomyopathy.

The only way to prevent alcoholic hepatitis is to stop drinking. Recovery becomes complicated if one happens to be using other substances in conjunction with alcohol. Liver damage and cirrhosis are inevitable for those who drink heavily into old age. However, those who mix drugs while consuming alcohol may also have to deal with the aforementioned liver conditions from a young age. Liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma, is another condition with a high mortality rate that chronic drinkers have to contend with.

Pathfinders Recovery Center is also raising awareness about the effect of alcohol use on the risk of heart disease by talking about the different kinds of chest pain drinking alcohol can cause. Drinking alcohol temporarily increases heart rate and blood pressure as the alcohol enters the bloodstream and is released into various parts of the body. Long-term alcohol consumption can lead to high blood pressure and weakened heart muscles. Heartburn is another common symptom as the amount of sugar that alcohol contains has to be broken down every time one consumes it. Other uncomfortable side effects of alcohol include organ stress and damage, pancreatitis, and dehydration. There is also a link between acid reflux and alcohol as alcohol is known to contribute to acid reflux due to its interaction with the esophagus. Another side effect of alcohol abuse is atrial fibrillation, a rapid, irregular heartbeat, commonly referred to as ‘afib’ or holiday heart.

A spokesperson for the recovery center talks about the two aforementioned effects of alcohol use disorder by saying, “Alcohol hepatitis and chest pains can be important warning signs that it is time to seek treatment. When you are ready to start your journey down the road to recovery, the Pathfinders team is available to discuss your range of options any time of day or night. In instances where someone is looking to begin attending a twelve-step recovery group but is not sure what questions to ask, our team also presents a guide to AA meeting topics, to give a sense of potential topics and help lessen any anxiety. For anyone seeking alcohol use disorder treatment or dual diagnosis treatment at a luxury, executive grade rehab in Arizona, look no farther than Pathfinders Recovery in Scottsdale.”

The center also regularly holds several AA meetings on its premises for its patients. AA meeting types such as discussion meetings, speaker meetings, beginner meetings, and study meetings help the center’s patients understand the different aspects of addiction. The common AA meeting topics discussed include acceptance, forgiveness, freedom through sobriety, hope, inventory, making amends, patience and tolerance, participation and action, sponsorship, willingness, working with others, and more. The meetings aim to help the patients hear stories from others like them and to prompt them to build a peer support group to face their demons.

Pathfinders Recovery Center has over 25 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment, co-occurring disorders, and helping former patients transition back into society as productive members. The center in Scottsdale, Arizona, is located at 7600 East Redfield Drive and can be contacted at the phone number (866) 414-0220.


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Pathfinders Recovery Center
7600 East Redfield Drive,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260