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4 Health Implications Of Excessive Alcohol Intake to Human

1. Liver Diseases.

Alcohol is largely processed in the liver, the liver is particularly exposed to harm. Alcohol is metabolized by the body into acetaldehyde, which is both poisonous and carcinogenic. The volume and duration of alcohol misuse have an impact on alcoholic liver damage. Chronic, excessive drinking puts you at a high chance of developing it.

Drinking extensively increases the risk of alcoholic fatty liver, a reversible early complication of heavy alcohol consumption. Chronic alcohol consumption changes the liver's fat metabolism, causing excess fat to build in the organ. Long-term inflammation of the liver, known as alcoholic hepatitis, is another result.

The scarring can infect the liver, causing it to become hard and nodular for several years to decades. Cirrhosis is the medical term for this type of liver disease. Multiple organ failure and death will result if the liver fails to perform its life-sustaining tasks. Symptoms usually appear after significant damage has occurred.

2. Cancers/Tumor.

Cancers of the mouth, esophagus, larynx, stomach, liver, colon, rectum, and breast are among the cancers that can be caused by chronic alcohol consumption. The increased risk is due to both acetaldehyde and the alcohol itself. People who use tobacco and drink alcohol have an increased risk of upper gastrointestinal and respiratory tract cancer.

3. Ulcer and Gastrointestinal issues.

Heavy drinking can lead to digestive issues such as stomach ulcers, acid reflux, heartburn, and gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining).

Alcohol begins to exert its toxic effects as soon as it passes through the gastrointestinal tract. Internal bleeding from larger veins in the esophagus caused by the persistent liver disease can be deadly.

Gastric acid secretion is inhibited by alcohol. It can cause stomach emptying to be delayed, as well as bowel muscular motions to be impaired. Alcohol causes a significant amount of harm to the gastrointestinal tract.

4. Damage to the brain.

Blurred vision, memory lapses, slurred speech, and difficulties walking are all linked to excessive alcohol intake alcohol. All of this is due to the effects it has on the brain.

It affects a person's cognitive performance, moods, emotions, and behaviors on various levels via altering brain receptors and neurotransmitters.

Because alcohol is a depressant of the central nervous system (CNS), it makes it difficult to comprehend information and solve simple tasks.

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