Even though alcohol is capable of doing serious damage to your body and potentilally even killing you, there are those who continue to irresponsibly drink. Why? There could be a number of reasons someone would choose to drink. Some say that alcohol helps solve their problems. However, all alcohol does is help you forget about your problems which just leads to more problems.
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.
Depending on the amount of alcohol intake at a time the heart rate can began to increase within a nick of time. A person’s appearance is affected by alcohol because if you ev... ... middle of paper ... ...ermanent damage to the brain, alcohol poisoning, and etc. The damage of a person’s addiction to alcohol results in many forms of how regularly a person may intake an alcoholic beverage. By being an alcoholic this may hinder a person’s ability and actions which are known to be unintentional. Cancer may evolve from being an addict of this deadly substance.
There are also very serious effects on a person's nervous system. The body can experience blackouts, and numbness that occurs in some limbs such as arms and legs. These side effects that seem pretty harmless at the time, but can turn into two possible diseases called Wernicke’s syndrome and Korsakoff’s syndrome (“Alcoholism” 3). The consequences of alcohol also deeply affects men and women when it comes to reproducing. Women who drink while pregnant have a higher chance of having a baby with a birth defect, or a higher risk of having a miscarriage.
Both of the effects cause high blood pressure. A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested that the benefits of quitting smoking are enormous, particularly lowering the risk of heart disease by almost 50%. Besides causing lung cancer, it has been linked to bladder and prostate cancer. Stopping will improve your stamina and sense of taste and smell. Smoking also increases the risk of stroke, and women who smoke and use oral contraceptives are at a much higher risk of having a stroke than women who don't smoke.
Most people that have pancreatic cancer are older than forty-five and men have a higher chance of obtaining the cancer than women. Black people have a higher risk that Hispanic, white people, or Asian of getting pancreatic cancer. If you are a smoker, there is a two-thirds chance of developing it than nonsmokers. Researchers have determined that people, who are obese, because of their diet, have a higher risk of developing the cancer and dying from it. People that suddenly get type 2 diabetes could be an early symptom of getting the... ... middle of paper ... ...e of cancer, pancreatic cancer.
Lowering the drinking age would be medically irresponsible for numerous reasons. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that alcohol interferes with mood, behavior, cognitive function, and motor skills in the brain. Heavy drinking affects the heart and liver and drinking in general causes the pancreas to release toxic substances which are obviously not healthy. Drinking also increases the risk for multiple cancers and weakens the immune system (2). Studies have shown that moderate drinking can help heart health but the negatives far outweigh the positives.
Making the conscious decision to abstain from alcohol can positively impact brain health dramatically. Cutting back on cigarettes and tobacco products lessens the likelihood of developing mind deteriorating diseases. Avoiding the use of tobacco products greatly promotes better health across many body systems, including the nervous system. Alcohol consumption can decrease the risk of dementia. “As reported in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, moderate drinkers were 23 percent less likely to develop cognitive impairment or Alzheimer 's disease and other forms of dementia” (Medical Daily) However, this is false because alcohol actually leads to decreases brain cells which increases the risk of dementia in older ages.
Effects it will have on them? There are many effects that will affect an individual when drinking too much alcohol. Some of the effects of alcohol are listed below. Alcohol slows down the brain which means it can raise the risk of being diagnosed with a mental health illness and alcohol can also affect the individual’s memory. Drinking alcohol can upset the stomach causing the individual to either feel sick, be sick or both and with long-term drinking the risk of developing stomach cancer is higher than normal.
This can be contagious which can happen to a second-hand smoker. Additionally,” Smoking also reduces sperm density and their motility, increasing the risk for infertility’’ (Newman). Fourthly, “Smoking double the risk of ischemic stroke” (Newman). The ischemic stroke reduces blood flow to the brain which can cause a person death. Moreover, “50% of young deaths, below age 65 from heart disease are caused by smoking” (Newman).