Effects of Alcohol on Body

  • May 2, 2016
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In the United States, 89% adults and 70% overall people have addicted to the alcohol in the last year and this ratio gets increased every month. It is proved that the 50% people in the age of 21 to 24 died in the road accidents due the alcohol drinking. Alcohol can easily absorb into bloodstream and transferred in all body parts through blood. It is a reason of physical and emotional changes that can do great harm to the body.

Body parts that can extremely get affected with alcohol:

Brain: Brain is the most important part of our body and it controls all other body parts. Drinking can essentially shrink the frontal lobes of the brain. If a person drinks alcohol excessively, then their brain creates difficulties in its working like:

  • Blurred vision: Blurry vision is shot term vision occurs if person drink small amounts of alcohol. Long term vision is permanent blurry vision, double vision, and dizziness. These visions are permanent if person drink high alcohol for a long period of time, its reason weakens of the muscles in the eye.
  • Memory loss: memory loss is a common symptom in alcohol drinkers; they can lose their memory for one day, one night, and some movement. If drinkers drink most amount of alcohol, then memory loss can convert into blackout.
  • Slurred speech: In slurred speech person face the difficulty to control the muscles in their tongue or mouth. That’s why they speak slushy and blend the words in their mouth.

Alcohol directly affects brain Neurotransmitters GABA that controls the thought process in the body. Alcohol increases the chances of brain cancer.

Liver: Alcohol directly affected the Liver. When alcohol reached in the liver then it produces the toxic enzyme called acetaldehyde that can damage liver cells. Cirrhosis is also a liver disease that is originated because of drinking alcohol. This disease starts with fatty liver disease, then progress to alcoholic hepatitis and then to cirrhosis.The symptoms of this disease are yellow eye, internal bleeding, skin itching, and jaundice.

Heart: Heart is also affected by the drinking of alcohol. Consumption of alcohol increases the risk of heart related diseases. It can weaken the heart muscle then heart cannot pump the blood properly. This whole process is called cardiomyopathy.

Lung: Alcohol can increase the risk of lung cancer. More drinking can stop the breathing process. Alcohol reduces the antioxidant in the lungs. When, this antioxidant low, the more chances of cell death increased in the lungs. If infection is spread in the lungs, then Pneumonia disease occurs.