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Physical Effects Of Alcohol

Alcoholism – one of the main reasons behind deadly road accidents, assaults and increasing cases of domestic violence – has been deteriorating the life of millions of people across the globe. Alcohol, when consumed, may relax you and give you the feeling of being less anxious, but you should not forget that it has direct effect on the central nervous system of your body. Moreover, a series of short-term and long-term physical effects of alcohol can altogether ruin the life and lifestyle of the person under its influence.

Physical Effects Of Alcohol

Memory Loss / Blackouts:

One of the major short-term physical effects of alcohol is loss of memory, simply called as black out. The person under the influence of alcohol also looses his/her physical balance and his speech becomes slurred.

Nausea:

Nausea and vomiting are amongst the immediate consequences of excessive consumption of alcohol. Loss of balance and orientation can lead to a nauseating feeling and, at times, vomiting as well.

Headache:

Headache is usually felt a few hours after consuming alcohol. If you are drinking at night, you will start feeling it when you wake up in the morning. Dehydration of the body, due to the excessive drinking of liquor, is what triggers headache and hangover.

Cancer:

The deadly cancer can hit the people who drink alcohol excessively, if they don’t keep a check on their bad habit. Cancer cells, resulting from excessive alcohol consumption, may affect the esophagus, colon, liver or larynx.

Cirrhosis:

Alcohol abuse damages the liver, which may even lead to the disease – Cirrhosis. Prolonged intake of the liquor may even lead to liver failure, liver cancer and eventually, death.

Cardiovascular Disease:

Alcoholics should be aware that excessive drinking can lead to cardiovascular disease! Damage to the cardiovascular system can escalate the risk of heart failure, which may even lead to death.

Gastritis:

Gastritis i.e. chronic inflammation of the stomach is one of the possible diseases due to alcohol abuse. Inflammation of the digestive system may result in the food not being digested or absorbed properly.

Vitamin Deficiency:

One of the long-term physical effects of alcoholism is the inability to absorb essential vitamins, which may lead to vitamin deficiency in due course. Memory disorders, caused due to the deficiency of vitamin B1, are amongst the serious consequences of excessive alcoholism.

Erectile Dysfunction:

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem faced by men drinking liquor excessively. This can, in turn, lead to strained marriage and even divorce.

source: Kerala Online

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