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
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.
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.
Long term effects of alcohol
The long-term side effects associated with heavy drinking are:
● Cardiovascular diseases.
● Liver disease.
● Respiratory infections.
● Nerve Damage.
Short Term Effects
● Slurred speech.
● Upset stomach.
● Breathing difficulties.
● Distorted vision and hearing.
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.
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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