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Mans Daily Drink, Cause the Calcification of His Pancreas

He complained of abdominal pain and “foul-smelling diarrhea” that had been plaguing him for two months, per a report on his case in the New England Journal of Medicine.

 

After drinking a half pint of vodka every day since he was 35, a 50-year-old man in Pennsylvania went to the emergency room vomiting blood.

“Chronic alcohol use leads to a vicious cycle,” the internal medicine resident who treated the man at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby, Pa., tells Live Science. Damage to the pancreas can reduce the production of enzymes that aid digestion, but patients can access replacement pancreatic enzymes over-the-counter.

This patient received them and “had an uneventful recovery.”

This article originally appeared on Newser: Here

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