Alcohol is a substance that can cause diseases to spread throughout the body and brain that may cause eternal damage to the organs. The effects of alcohol consummation may vary with damage to the brain, organs, and appearance. "Alcohol travels through your bloodstream and can damage your brain, stomach, liver, kidneys, and muscles". ("Above The Influence") With knowing that this substance is this powerful to cause damage to these internal and external organs there are several affects that comes behind them as well. The act of alcohol on the brain has a major effect because it inhibits a person’s thought process.
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.
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.
Alcohol damaging effects are physically, psychologically, and socially devastating. There are many causes that may lead to alcoholism. Psychological, social, and genetic factors have been linked to alcoholism. The psychological argument is that many alcoholics feel a feeling of inferiority and inadequacy. Alcohol is thought to give them false courage needed to face life.
All these physical consequences could cause your death if you drink alcohol in mass quantities. The second effects caused by alcoholism are psychological. At the beginning, alcohol makes you feel relaxed, but if you drink it in excess, it increases anxiety and causes depression. It also causes family and legal problems, violence, changes of behavior, suicide, among others. Alcohol is very powerful and alters all your normal behaviors.
Ethyl alcohol is responsible for causing feelings of altered consciousness and mood (Department of Health, 2012). It can be considered a depressant so it alters the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain. This, in turn, creates feelings of euphoria, which is why alcohol is so popular; it makes people feel good. Some of the immediate effects of alcohol consumption include a relaxed feeling, slowed reflexes, increased confidence, and changes in mood. However, these effects vary from person to person; alcohol has different effects on different people.
The reason why alcoholics exhibit aggressive behavior can be attributed to the effects of alcohol on various parts of the brain. First, alcohol can affect the gamma-aminobutyoric acid receptor (GABA-A) complex in the brain that inhibits aggressive behavior by creating anxiety over socially inappropriate behavior. Second, the effect of alcohol on the dopaminergic system that controls the psychomotor stimulation can lead to an increase in the intensity and level of aggression. The lower blood sugar in the brain can also contribute to a heightened level of aggression (Graham, Wells, & West, 1997, p. 626). Consequently, alcoholics tend to overreact to unpleasant situations by using aggression.
When an individual consumes alcohol there are both short term and long term effects. The most immediate effect of alcohol consumption is change of mood. Even though alcohol is makes you feel excitement, happiness and relaxation it is in fact a depressant. Alcohol in the bloodstream causes impairment of motor co-ordination and slows down central nervous system activity, which gives the impression of clumsiness and can lead to alcohol related accidents. The more intoxicated a person has slurred speech, blurred vision and the loss of balance.
There is such an abundance of drug and alcohol related problems and death in the world, I think that part of the problem is that people don’t always know what to expect when they take them. Maybe if we put out some detailed information on what they are and how they can affect you, it may give people a reason to think twice before using. Alcohol Alcohol is a drug that goes directly into the bloodstream affecting the entire body. The effects of alcohol can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting and all over aches and pains regardless of how much you drink. Drinking alcohol can also affect your body in other harsh ways; it can cause you to develop high blood pressure, liver disease, cancer, and heart and lung failure.
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.