The Top Six Effects Of Alcohol On Your Body

October 05, 2017 16:47
The Top Six Effects Of Alcohol On Your Body

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The Top Six Effects Of Alcohol On Your Body:- According to a recent study, when compared to women, drinking alcohol regularly may put men at a higher risk of health ailments.

Yes, it is true! while most of us think that women who drink regularly are more susceptible to health risks, turns out men are at higher risk in the long run. Though consuming alcohol regularly takes a toll on every drinker’s body, but research suggests that the brain functions can be changed by long-term alcohol and these changes are significantly different in men and women.

Some of the most common effects of alcohol on your body are discussed in here.

A) Digestive System

Digestive System

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Your digestive system is at risk if you consume too much of alcohol. This in turn can cause abnormal activation of digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas. This abnormal activation of enzymes can lead to inflammation known as pancreatitis, which can lead to serious complications. The pancreatitis can become a long-term condition and cause serious complications. It can lead to bloating, gassiness, painful stools or diarrhea.

B) Inflammatory Damage

Inflammatory Damage

As we all know, drinking heavily affects the liver and the risk for chronic liver inflammation and liver disease known as cirrhosis is increased with the long-term alcohol. Removing toxic substances from your body becomes difficult, over a period of time when the liver becomes increasingly damaged, which leads to a lot of other problems.

C) Sugar Levels

Sugar Levels

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Your body’s insulin use and response to glucose is regulated by pancreas. So, your pancreas and liver does not functioning properly when you involve in heavy drinking. This leads to the risk of low blood sugar and you may get side effects related to diabetes, if your body cannot manage and balance your blood sugar levels.

D) Central Nervous System

Central Nervous System

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One of the most striking effects of alcohol that can be seen in your central nervous system, is slurred speech. When you consume too much of alcohol, this could be your first sign. This happens because the communication between your brain and your body, is reduced because of the alcohol consumed, which makes the coordination more difficult and you have a hard time balancing your body.

E) Circulatory System

Circulatory System

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Your heart and lungs are affected due to excessive consumption of alcohol. A higher risk of heart-related issues and other circulatory system complications such as high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and heart attack can be seen in chronic drinkers of alcohol.

F) Sexual And Reproductive Health

Sexual And Reproductive Health

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Men who drink too much are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction and it can also lower your libido. Women who drink too much put themselves at a greater risk of infertility. And those who drink during their pregnancy put their unborn child at risk and also the pregnant women will have a higher risk of premature delivery, miscarriage, or stillbirth.


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