When used in moderation, the major component of alcohol, ethanol, may offer a few or more health benefits. Increasing happiness, reducing kidney stones, and improving your intimate life are just a few of the benefits.
When drunk in excess, however, alcohol can cause a variety of complex and unpleasant health problems. It has the potential to have long-term, irreversible effects on the majority of bodily parts.
Ethanol disrupts transmissions in the brain. It could also be the cause of depression, bipolar disorder, or anti-social anxiety. Drinking alcohol on a regular basis can alter the structure and functions of the brain over time, resulting in recurrent illnesses.
The heart is in charge of pumping and transporting blood throughout the body. When it receives blood from the liver that has been polluted with alcohol, Long-term heart problems such as stroke, high blood pressure, and cardiomyopathy (stretching of the heart muscle) are all quite likely to occur
Our kidneys filter poisons from our blood. Long-term alcohol consumption can overwork the kidneys, leading to excessive blood pressure and renal damage.
Excess alcohol can harm the body and liver in unexpected ways. Because the liver can only break down a small amount of alcohol at a time, excess alcohol is frequently left floating in the bloodstream, causing liver inflammation, hepatitis, and fibrosis.
Even in small amounts, alcohol can cause digestive problems in the stomach. Alcohol makes the stomach more acidic, which can cause acid reflux, heartburn, and stomach lining inflammation. Vomiting, internal bleeding, nausea, diarrhea, and ulcers are some of the other digestive difficulties produced by alcohol. Long-term alcohol consumption can lead to stomach cancer.
The pancreas aids in the digestion of food by producing two hormones that raise and lower blood sugar levels. When too much alcohol is consumed, the pancreas generates a chemical that is harmful to the body. Long-term alcohol abuse can cause pancreatitis by enlarging the blood vessels surrounding the pancreas. Pancreatitis is a potentially lethal inflammation of the pancreas. Many people don't seek treatment for pancreatitis since the symptoms aren't always visible.
The body requires alcohol in moderation from time to time, but excessive and compulsive ethanol consumption can irreversibly impair body organs, resulting in most untimely or organ-related mortality.
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