What Causes it?
Typically Delirium Tremens are only present in about 5% of detoxing patients, more commonly if you have been a chronic drinker for more than 10 years, have a history of alcohol withdrawal, or are a daily drinker for months on end.
Risks are increased when the following factors are present:
- History of severe withdrawal symptoms
- Concurrent illness
- Advanced age
- Hypokalemia – extremely low potassium levels (https://www.healthline.com/health/hypokalemia#TOC_TITLE_HDR_1)