According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, drinking too much even once in a single session is known to cause major health problems, which in turn can possibly cause more health problems in the future. Alcohol affects the body’s brain by interfering with communication pathways, and it can also affect the brain’s overall appearance and functioning. Alcohol can also cause problems when it comes to bodily behavior such as motor movements and thinking abilities. According to the same source, alcohol can also affect the body’s heart functioning as well. Drinking too much alcohol can cause cardiomyopathy, which is the stretching and drooping of the heart muscle.
For example, alcoholism causes cancer in the stomach, kidneys, and liver. Besides, alcohol alters the digestion of nutrients that the body needs to stay healthy. Alcoholism also causes loss of appetite and depression. There are other effects in the body like gastritis and cirrhosis of the liver. All these physical consequences could cause your death if you drink alcohol in mass quantities.
Every organ in the body is affected. The liver has serious effects that may lead to cirrhosis and death.. At first the liver adapts and tolerates alcohol. It works harder and finally damages itself in time. Alcohol leads the liver to the inability to metabolize facts. Furthermore, it leads to increase in cholesterol and triglycerides leading to clogged arteries.
A person that is under the influence can lose control of their body, allowing the alcohol to take over (Bliss 1). Abusing alcoholic beverages can result in long-term effects on an individuals’ health; for example, it can affect the liver, brain, and has a possibility of leading to death. Alcohol can cause many different health problems
Hunter Hardman Biology Alcoholism: The Effects on the Body Alcoholism is a disease that describes an array of problems with alcohol. This disease is highly addictive and has many negative effects on the body. Alcohol affects almost every aspect of the body, including many vital organs, and deteriorates the health of long- term alcohol users. Alcohol has harmful effects on the brain by interfering with the brains pathways. The consumption of alcohol can affect how the brain works, which can cause a change in the behavior and even the mood of a person.
Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, which affects the way the brain operates. These disruptions can change your mood and behavior, and make it hard to think clearly and move with coordination. Drinking a lot over a long period of time or too much on a single occasion can also damage the heart, causing problems such as Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmias, stroke, and high blood pressure. However, research also shows that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may protect adults from developing coronary heart disease later on. Heavy drinking can also take a toll on the liver, leading to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including: Steatosis, Alcoholic hepatitis, Fibrosis, and Cirrhosis.
Alcohol first impairs judgement. Alcohol not only affects many different functions of the human body, including reduced inhibitions, slurred speech, impairment of motor functions, confusion, memory loss, problems concentrating, problems breathing, but it can lead to a coma, death, accidents, bad behavior, or suicide. For some people, alcohol may also affect their mood and make them feel down or aggressive. The nervous system is the network of nerve cells and fibers that transmit nerve impulses between parts of... ... middle of paper ... ...inking too much can take a toll on one’s health. For example, alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, which affects the way that the brain thinks, looks, works, and decides.
This is why many accidents occur while using alcohol. Alcohol also affects multiple different organs in the body. Right after consumption, alcohol enters the blood, leading to many organs in the body. Once the alcohol in the blood reaches the brain, it completely alters the process of how the brain works. This is one of the biggest problems that alcohol causes (Hyde, Margaret, and John 38).
Some of the ancient physicians recognized an impairment of overall mental functioning in those who drank excessively and recent brain cell studies suggest that an alcoholic literally kills off brain cells at a more rapid pace than normal. If one destroys brain cells rapidly enough and for a long enough period of time, eventually the "cell bank" of reserves will be depleted, and the subject will begin to show impaired mental functioning. This appears to be the sequence of events observed in the EEG tracings and clinical observations of alcoholics. The gastrointestinal system is prominent among the organ systems damaged by alcohol.
The more intoxicated a person has slurred speech, blurred vision and the loss of balance. Furthermore it switches off the part of the brain that controls judgment which can result in greater risk taking. However drinking in very large quantities can damage vital bodily functions which may lead to coma, or even death. Alcohol also impairs the memory of an intoxicated person which reduces the drinker’s ability to remember information that he or she has learned before going out for drinks. In addition, the attention span of the drinker radically decreases for periods of up to forty-eight hours after drinking.