Monday, 8 December 2014

What Does Too Much Alcohol Do To A Body?

Welcome back my fellow learners, today we are going to find out what the effects are of alcoholism. Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health.  Here’s how alcohol can affect your body:

Alcohol plays tricks with your brain’s communication pathways, and will affect the way the a person behaves. These disruptions will affect moods and behaviour, and will make it more difficult to think clearly and movement is uncoordinated.

Drinking over a long period of time, or too much on one occasion will severely damage a persons heart, creating issues such as.
Cardiomyopathy, which is the stretching and drooping of the heart muscle
Arrhythmias, which is an irregular heart beat
Elevated blood pressure 

Research has shown that drinking in moderation will protect healthy adults from having coronary heart disease.

Heavy drinking will eventually take its toll on a persons liver, and will cause various problems and inflammations such as.

Steatosis, or better known as fatty liver
Alcoholic hepatitis

Alcohol will cause a persons pancreas to start to produce toxic substances, which will eventually lead to pancreatitis, this is a dangerous inflammation and swelling of blood vessels found within the pancreas, thus preventing digestion properly.

Drinking too much will increase a persons chances of developing cancer, such as cancers of the mouth, throat, liver, breast, esophagus, and breasts.

Immunity System
Drinking will weaken a persons immune system, thus making your body an easier target for disease. Severe drinkers are more open to diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. Drinking too much on one occasion reduces your body’s ability to stave off infections, even 24 hours after being drunk.

1 comment:

  1. Alcoholic hepatitis leads to death leaps and bounds. Moreover, addicts must know that how long does alcohol stay in urine and harm bladder.