To those that are wondering if their body is experiencing symptoms of alcohol withdrawal they may be considering what the symptoms are, how serious they are and whether now is the time to get help.

Anyone who has ever drunk too much will have felt mild effects of alcohol withdrawal. When it comes down to the crunch that is what a hangover is. However when somebody had be drinking on a regular basis and they suddenly stop drinking they will be at risk for alcohol withdrawal symptoms that are potentially harmful.

In simple terms if one is addicted to drinking alcohol and then they stop they will feel the effects of withdrawal whether it is mild or severe. Those that have been drinking very heavily and are physically dependent on alcohol will find that withdrawal if severe enough could put their life in danger.

When it comes to alcohol withdrawal symptoms itching is one of them. As is nausea, vomiting, tremors, sweat and anxiety. If you are feeling these symptoms and wondering if medical attention is required then yes it most likely is. Even those that are not in danger that the withdrawal will seriously harm them will know the whole episode will be very unpleasant and difficult to deal with.

The dangers of withdrawal and very real and one should not forget they have the potential to kill the person that is suffering from them. For those that don’t want to run to the doctor just yet they can get an idea of how severe their symptoms are by completing a test online. The scale a doctor will use is posted online and is accessible to any that want this information. However this in no way should be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. Those that score highly on this test should be compelled to seek help.

The way the test works is it will ask a number of questions that will enable the test taker to get a clear idea of where they are on the scale. Basically what it will ask the user to do is to rate their symptoms on a scale of one to ten. It will have most known symptoms and be able to offer the user an indication of the severity of their condition. As stated previously alcohol withdrawal is a serious condition and should be treated as such by sufferers.