Here are 10 effects of drinking too much alcohol.
The short- effects of alcohol on your stomach include sickness, nausea and diarrhea. In the long-term, however, alcohol irritates and inflames the stomach lining, which can lead to stomach ulcers and bleeding. several tearing in the stomach may also lead to anemia.
Not only does alcohol contain empty calories with no nutritional values. It can impair the body's ability to absorb nutrients and vitamins from food, by slowing down metabolic function, heavy alcohol consumption can contribute to weight gain.
Alcohol acts as a diuretic, flushing calcium from healthy bones. Heavy drinking can accelerate the risk of or bone fracture and osteoporosis.
4: Central Nervous System.
Slurred speech blurred vision, decreased reaction time and impaired memory are all short- term effect. When alcohol is consumed heavily over time, it can cause permanent cell damage in the form of neuropathy. Neuropathy alternates feelings of weakness, burning, pain and numbness of the hands and feet.
5: Immune System.
Chronic alcohol use reduce the ability of white blood cells to effectively fight off harmful bacteria, Disrupts production of cytokines which make the body more susceptible to disease like pneumonia and tuberculosis.
Habitual alcohol consumption is linked to increased risk for developing certain Cancers including Cancers of the mouth, esophagus, throat, liver and breast. Though the exact reason is unknown, the risk increases with the amount of alcohol Consumed.
Pancreatitis, caused when the blood vessels in the pancreas become inflamed can be a side effect of drinking regularly. Pancreatitis May also trigger the onset of Type 2 Diabetes in those that consume high levels of alcohol.
The liver metabolizes, or breakdown, alcohol and other harmful substances. Those who drink heavily for a long time can develop diseases, such as liver inflammation or severe liver scarring. Infact, more than 2 million America suffer from alcohol- related liver disease.
Some research shows that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol May prevent coronary heart desease in healthy adult.
However, heavy drinking, especially binge drinking is a known cause of cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, stroke and high blood pressure.
Alcohol is known as depressant, meaning it slows down the brain's communication pathways. It can change mood and behavior making it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.
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