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Nine Harmful Effects Of Alcohol


In addition to the noticeable effects immediately after drinking such as headache, vomiting, fatigue, confusion, alcohol content in alcohol also affects many organs in the body, leaving many squeal harmful to health and even life.

The end of the year is also the occasion to summarize and wine in the season. Before accepting the invitation to the fun, please consider some effects of alcohol on the organs and functions in the body:

         1. infertility and miscarriage

Alcohol can adversely affect a man's reproductive function, causing temporary erectile dysfunction.

In the long term, alcohol reduces the concentration of testosterol, leading to a decrease in sexual ability, toxicity to the testes, thereby damaging sperm or preventing them from "running" to the egg, so affecting the ability fertility.

Drinking alcohol also reduces a woman's fertility, even if drinking a small amount of alcohol, although scientists don't know why.

Prolonged heavy drinking also affects menstruation or stops ovulation. Women who drink more alcohol during pregnancy are also more likely to have a miscarriage.

               2. Increased risk of cancer
Professor Linda Bauld Center Research UK tobacco and alcohol, there is sufficient evidence shows that alcohol increases the risk of some cancers, such as throat, oesophageal , liver, bowel and breast cancer.

Perhaps many people are surprised by the link between alcohol and breast cancer. However, there is strong evidence to support this link. Drinking just one bottle of wine per week also increases the chance of getting breast cancer by 10%.

Alcoholic beverages like alcohol and beer are broken down in the liver and form a toxic substance called acetaldehyde, which damages the DNA of cells, thereby increasing the risk of cancer.

Alcohol is also associated with other carcinogens, such as tobacco toxins, which can increase the risk of cancer many times.

               3. Toxic to liver

Liver is an important human organ. Just like the heart and kidneys, we can have a lack of spleen and stomach, but we cannot lack liver or heart and kidney.

First of all, drinking alcohol can cause fatty liver. People who drink alcohol regularly have fatty liver, thus affecting liver function.

A high percentage of alcohol drinkers develop scarring of the liver, which leads to cirrhosis, a progressive, irreversible liver injury that eventually leads to complete loss of liver function. Patients with cirrhosis also suffer from other life-threatening complications such as vomiting blood, ascites infection.

1/3 of people have a genetic predisposition to cirrhosis. The exact appliance of this disease is not yet fully understood.

            4. Promote skin aging

Alcoholic beverages can also affect your appearance. When you stop drinking, you will definitely look younger.

Alcohol causes diuretics, thereby making the body, as well as the skin dehydrated. This has an immediate and lasting effect on skin and hair.

Dehydration causes dry skin and brittle hair, while drinking too much alcohol depletes the body's iron, making your skin look blue, lack of vitality, and more prone to hair breakage.

Because alcohol depletes the body's vitamin C and vitamin A, the skin is also less able to recover from environmental aging agents such as sunlight and pollutants.

Drinking lots of alcoholic beverages also makes the skin thinner, so it is easier to see blood vessels under the skin.

             5. Effect on Nerves

When moody, many people often find alcohol to relieve them, alcohol may temporarily help you to relieve melancholy, but ultimately it makes you even more depressing. People drink alcohol because of grief, but the more they drink, the more people will not escape this spiral and become deeply immersed in alcohol without getting out.

Drinking alcohol regularly is associated with depression, anxiety and many other mental problems. Nearly one-third of the suicides were related to alcohol.

Alcohol affects every organ in the body, of course it also changes the brain, and this change is not as drunk and then return to normal, it is irreversible.

Alcohol affects neurotransmitters, in a way that makes a person more anxious, depressed, stressed and especially wicked.

              6. Cardiovascular problems

Heart disease is according to reports one of the leading causes of death today.

Alcohol is toxic and has a direct effect on heart muscle. When a person drinks alcohol, the heart muscle cells die, and the fibrous tissue is unable to contract. Gradually, myocardial cells are replaced by fibrous tissue that does not contract, making the heart weak and unable to send blood to feed the body.

Worse, you may have heart failure, shortness of breath, fatigue, arrhythmia, and leg edema.

However, your heart has the ability to repair and compensate well, but if you drink alcohol regularly, then you are breaking your heart.

Depending on the person's location, but generally drinking more than 1.2 liters of alcohol per week for women and 1.8 liters per week for men will cause heart muscle damage.

Spree drinking also increases the odds of high blood pressure. Hypertension is also a major risk factor for stroke and myocardial infarction.

Drinking alcohol also disturbs sleep, thereby increasing ones blood pressure. People who drink a lot of alcohol also often have an unhealthy lifestyle, so they are more likely to get cardiovascular disease.

               7. Increased risk of kidney disease
Drinking alcohol regularly increases the risk of kidney disease doubled, according to the British Nephrology Organization.

The kidneys filter and flush toxins out of the bloodstream, reducing their ability to perform this function.

At the same time, drinking a lot of alcohol increases blood pressure, a common cause of kidney disease.

A single overdose can cause acute kidney failure, a state of sudden loss of kidney function, due to the rapid rise in blood alcohol content. Renal function may recover but may also leave permanent damage.

           8. Pancreatitis

pancreas has two functions of endocrine and exocrine. It secretes digestive enzymes and sends them to the small intestine to help the body metabolize food, which is the exocrine function. Only when they enter the intestines, do these enzymes activate their functions.

But when drinking alcohol disrupts this process, enzymes activate and function right in the pancreas, thereby causing pancreatitis.

Symptoms of pancreatitis includes; abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, severe pain, nausea and fever.

A person may develop acute pancreatitis (after alcohol and symptoms), or chronic inflammation, which means the pancreas is slowly destroyed, leading to diabetes and eventually death.

               9. Osteoporosis

Drinking alcohol often causes osteoporosis, makes bones thin, weak and more fragile, and also lasts longer if broken.

In the body, there is always the process of bone destruction and bone regeneration. Alcohol in alcohol directly affects the process of bone regeneration, inhibits regeneration, thus causing the balance to tilt toward the bone.

Drinking alcohol has also been reported also as one of the factors used to assess the risk of fractures.

In addition, people who often drink alcohol often have a malformation in the diet (can drink a lot but eat a little, or eat a lot of favorite foods), thus contributing to weaker bones and more fragile.


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