Alcohol is Bad Mkay?
Alcohol and the Body
Alcohol affects the way the brain functions. It makes making decisions or just thinking in general harder. Behavior is also affected because alcohol does not allow the brain to tell a person that what they're doing is wrong or right. Speech is also slurred and people can have hallucinations.
Probably the most common affect on the liver is cirrhosis. Alcohol can leas to liver cancer. With heavy drinking, the liver is unable to break down all the toxic substances in it so they usually remain there. Heavy drinking can basically destroy the liver.
Drinking can result in multiple heart related mishaps such as stroke and high blood pressure. Drinking can also cause total heart failure. This doesn't only go for the heart, but people with diabetes have higher risks when they drink.
Heavy drinking can dramatically lower your immune system, making you more likely to have disease and general sickness. The immune system is unable to ward off infection. Pneumonia and tuberculosis are two of the more common ones that drinkers are more likely to get than a person who does not drink.
Excessive drinking can lead to stomach ulcers and inflammation of the stomach lining. Ulcers can lead to severe internal bleeding. Nausea and vomiting are symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol.
Pancreatitis is an inflammation and swelling of blood vessels in the pancreas. This prevents the pancreas from digesting food properly. Pancreatitis is usually caused by alcohol making the pancreas produce toxic substances.
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