A 50-year-old man from Pennsylvania was recently admitted into the Mercy Catholic Medical Center after vomiting unusual amounts of blood. According to the doctors, the patient accused severe abdominal pains of two months and admitting to drinking almost half a liter of vodka per day for the past 15 years.
Spokespersons for the Mercy Catholic Medical Center recently declared that a 50-year-old male vomiting blood was recently admitted to the emergency room. According to their statements, an endoscopy revealed that he had several stomach ulcers.
However, upon submitting him to a CT scan, the doctors found out that his pancreas was literally filled with massive calcium deposits. The 50-year-old man from Pennsylvania admitted that he likes to indulge himself in strong liquors, especially vodka.
Baffling enough, the man admitted that he has been drinking approximately half of liter of vodka every day for the past 15 years. As the doctors explained, the alcohol damaged the man’s pancreas over the years, which led to his calcium accumulation.
As unusual as it would might seem, the doctors said that the latest symptom experienced by the 50-year-old Pennsylvania resident probably saved his life, since his condition can be easily treated using enzyme supplements.
Regarding his treatment and chances of recovery, the doctors who treated the man declared that his recovery was exemplary and that they foresee no complications. However, they said that the road to complete recovery would be long and strenuous for the 50-year-old man, as he has to get over his strong liquors addiction.
As a result, after discharging him from the hospital and prescribing enzyme supplements, the doctors decided to enroll the man into an alcohol abuse rehabilitation program.
The specialists who treated the man said that extreme calcifications cases such as this one are rare occurrences. For this reason, the man’s case was documented, and the findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The article accurately describes why the man’s pancreas became calcified. According to the article’s synopsis, high levels of alcohol stimulates the pancreas’s cell to create more enzymes. Subsequently, these enzymes go haywire and start attacking the surrounding tissues, which becomes inflamed. Finally, all the calcium in the body starts amassing in the damaged tissue, thus leading to the calcification.
As for the man with the vodka addition. According to his statements, he had no idea that the symptoms he experienced were the result of his passion for the Russian drink.
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