HARMFUL EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL

Courtesy of http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/alcohols-effects-body

A few good reasons why you should be concerned about your health if you drink too much and why you should drink responsibly!

Isolated Martini GlassDrinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health.  Here’s how alcohol can affect your body:

Brain: 
Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.

Heart: 
Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can damage the heart, causing problems including:

Research also shows that drinking  moderate amounts of alcohol  may protect healthy adults from developing coronary heart disease.

If you have been a long time drinker, you should consider having your heart tested by a specialist!

Take advantage of the free consultation offered by RingMD with one of our expert cardiologists: Dr. Sanjay Nalachandran and Dr. Soon Chao Yang!

Liver: 
Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including:

Pancreas: 
Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can eventually lead to pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion.

Cancer: 
Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain cancers, including cancers of the:

Immune System: 
Drinking too much can weaken your immune system, making your body a much easier target for disease.  Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis than people who do not drink too much.  Drinking a lot on a single occasion slows your body’s ability to ward off infections – even up to 24 hours after getting drunk.

Drink responsibly! Don`t ever drink and drive!

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