Why You Shouldn't Drink
by Jackie Strejc
Drinking too much is also thought to deprive the skin of vital vitamins and nutrients. Over time, drinking heavily can have other, more permanent, detrimental effects on your skin.
Rosacea, facial disfigurement, and eventually yellow skin from liver failure.
- Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle
- Arrhythmias – Irregular heart beat
- High blood pressure
Brain: Slows the relay of information between neurotransmitters,
Damage to the brain’s neurotransmitters can result in behavioral and mood changes such as depression, anxiety, memory loss, and seizures,
Liver: There are over two million people in the U.S. who suffer from liver disease caused by excessive alcohol consumption
Pancreas: Buildup of enzymes in the pancreas will eventually cause pancreatitis which slowly deteriorates the pancreas, leading to diabetes and even death.
Kidneys: The effect alcohol has on the liver can also spread to the kidneys,
alcohol consumption can also lead to high blood pressure, the second leading cause of kidney failure.
Increase Your Chances of Cancer
Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain cancers, including cancers of the:
deaths per year
alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 9,967 deaths (31 percent of overall driving fatalities)
And 3.3 million deaths, or 5.9 percent of all global deaths