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Bad effects of alcohol


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Avoiding alcohol use for good health

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Bad effects of alcohol

  1. 1. Bad Effects of alcohol
  2. 2. Effects on Brain ALCOHOL'S DAMAGING EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN. Difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times, impaired memory: Clearly, alcohol affects the brain. ... On the other hand, a person who drinks heavily over a long period of time may have brain deficits that persist well after he or she achieves sobriety.
  3. 3. Effects on heart Heavy drinking can make you more likely to get serious health problems like liver disease, cancer, and peptic ulcers, among others. Regular or high alcohol use can hurt your heart and lead to diseases of the heart muscle, called cardiomyopathy. Drinking alcohol regularly also can raise your blood pressure.
  4. 4. Effects on Liver The alcohol in the blood starts affecting the heart and brain, which is how people become intoxicated. Chronic alcohol abuse causes destruction of liver cells, which results in scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), alcoholic hepatitis and cellular mutation that may lead to liver cancer.
  5. 5. Long term effects of alcohol The long-term side effects associated with heavy drinking are: ● Cardiovascular diseases. ● Liver disease. ● Respiratory infections. ● Cancer. ● Nerve Damage. ● Ulcers
  6. 6. Short Term Effects ● Slurred speech. ● Drowsiness. ● Vomiting. ● Diarrhea. ● Upset stomach. ● Headaches. ● Breathing difficulties. ● Distorted vision and hearing.
  7. 7. Effects on stomach and digestion Put simply, alcohol irritates your digestive system. Drinking – even a little – makes your stomach produce more acid than usual, which can in turn cause gastritis (the inflammation of the stomach lining). This triggers stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and, in heavy drinkers, even bleeding.
  8. 8. Effects on mouth Gum, tongue and oral tissues feel irritated and dry: This happens because of the dehydrating effect of alcohol. ... Tooth decay increases: Alcohol drinkers tend to consume higher amounts of refined carbohydrates to satisfy their “munchies”. Sugary fruit juices and soft drinks used in cocktails can cause tooth erosion.
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