Alcohol- The bottle of Disease

It is better to sleep with a sober cannibal than with a drunken Christian. This saying is bitter but true for this drink is the source of all the evil and ruins almost half of the world’s population. Alcohol is one of the primary harmful beverages, whose excess of consumption may damage and destruct the liver of a person. Though the intake of a little amount of alcohol rarely has any side effects, if it is consumed on the regular basis the person may witness the fairly immediate effects.

It is a misconception in minds of many people that alcohol stimulates. In real life alcohol actually depresses the central nervous system of a person. Instead of going to the digestive process, alcohol is actually absorbed by the blood stream and enters the whole body. The other immediate alcohol side effects include slurred speech, hazy thinking, dulled hearing, impaired vision, weakened muscles and fogged memory. Nausea, vomiting and disturbed sleep are also common side effects of alcohol.

The consumption of even a little amount of alcohol considerably impairs judgment and coordination, which is why driving, is prohibited when you are drunk. Hangovers, which usually include headache, nausea, thirst, dizziness, and fatigue, are also alcohol side effects, many people are acquainted with.

The alcohol effect on liver is very harmful as it might also lead to the death of a person. Heavy drinking overtaxes the liver resulting in serious consequences. A liver blocked with fat causes liver cells to become less efficient at performing their necessary tasks, resulting in injury of a person’s nutritional health. If the situation persists for long, the liver cells die, forming fibrous scar tissue. In the last stage of this deterioration, or cirrhosis, the damage to the liver cells is the least reversible.

The other alcohol effects on body comprises of:
* Increase in risk of gouty arthritis.
* Increase in risk of cancer in liver, pancreas, rectum, breast, mouth, larynx and esophagus.
* Increase in level of blood glucose.
* Enlargement of kidney and unwanted changes in the production of hormones.
* Cause nervous disorders and short memory.
* It reduces blood flow to the muscles including heart.
* Decrease in the production of hormones by the endocrine gland.
* It may lead to flushed skin color and warm skin.
* It may also harm the sex life of the person.
* Since it contains sugar and carbohydrates, heavy drinking may cause serious weight problems.
* It impairs the visual ability and causes redness in the eyes.
* Breathing problems and lower resistance to infections.
* It absorbs the calcium from the body, resulting in weak, soft and brittle bones.

Drinking possibly does not affect the organs of the body if it is consumed slowly accompanied with food and plenty of water. But it would definitely harm you if consumed during the period of pregnancy. This may result in the syndromes being transferred to the baby.

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