Effects of Regular Drinking on Human Body…
Introduction of bad effects of drinking alcohol:
Alcohol starts to affect the human body from the first sip and it is used in every part of the world. Drinking alcohol is the main recreational activity in our society. Alcohol is present in different concentrations in different alcoholic beverages like whisky, rum, gin, vodka, wine, brandy, and beer, etc.
Alcohol in limited quantity does not harm the body ( 30 to 60 ml per day) but when anybody is used to it then a lot of bad effects of drinking alcohol occurs. It affects each and every organ of our body and has a lot of deadly side effects. Here I am describing the different adverse effects of alcohol on different internal organs.
1. Mouth and Oesophagus –
Overuse of alcohol causes a sore (irritation) in the mucous membrane of the throat (internal neck area) and esophagus (food pipe).
It means alcohol causes a lot of irritation in your food pipe and also in your internal neck region. Sometimes alcohol causes ulcers in the food pipe and also in the throat region.
2. Stomach and Intestines –
Ulcers are also formed in the stomach and duodenum (upper part of the small intestine) due to the presence of a rash in the inner membrane of the stomach. It is due to drinking alcohol repeatedly for many days.
The condition of wounding in the stomach and duodenum in new alcoholics is also led to peritonitis (swelling in the internal main membrane that covers and protects our internal organs).
Due to the effect of the alcohol sometimes perforation also occurs in the small intestine. Important nutrients like vitamin b, vitamin b 12, thiamin, and also so many other nutrients are depleted due to overuse of alcohol drinking. These are the main bad effects of drinking alcohol.
3. Blood Circulation-
95% of the alcoholic drink gets absorbed in the blood after being absorbed in the stomach and duodenum. After being mixed in the blood, it reaches each and every cell of our body.
The red particles of blood stick to each other and turn into sticky ads, which slows the circulation of blood and does not reach the proper amount of oxygen in the cells and fibers of the body.
Not only this, but the formation of new red blood particles also stops. This is the reason that there is a deficiency of red blood particles(RBC) in the body of alcoholics.
Continuous use of alcohol also weakens white blood cells (WBC), which becomes effective immediately due to the attack of germs of the disease and weakening of the anti-alcoholic power of the alcoholic people. They become a victim of a disease. Along with these losses, drinking too much alcohol also reduces blood clotting capacity.
These are also major bad effects of drinking alcohol.
The pancreas is a very important internal organ as well as a gland that secrets insulin in our body.
Excessive drinking also causes a rash in the cells of the pancreas. In which the cells swell and appear to be large in size. Due to this the digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas(gland) do not reach in the intestine and start eating this gland.
As a result, blood starts flowing from the pancreas, and the gland swells. After this disease, 20% of the patients die from the first attack of this disease. Due to swelling in this gland, Insulin formation is reduced or stopped due to which the patient is suffering from diabetes due to getting more sugar absorbed in the body. It is a complex disease.
Acute and chronic pancreatitis is a very dangerous disease and drinking alcohol continuously is the main reason for this problem. So be careful while drinking alcohol. This is also a main bad effect of drinking alcohol.
5. Liver –
The liver is a major internal organ of our body and performs a lot of important functions in our body.
Drinking alcohol continuously for many days causes swelling in the cells of the liver (HEPATOCYTES).
The passage of the small tube which connects the liver to the intestine is blocked sometimes (common bile duct).
Due to blockage of the bile duct biles do not reach in the small intestine and return back to the liver and mix with blood. Due to this, the color of the skin is changed and the eyes become yellowish. This is called jaundice (a type of liver disease).
Drinking alcohol destroys the liver cells due to which fibrils are produced in the liver of the alcoholic person. The liver starts to shrink and shrink. It is called Cirrhosis of the liver. It is a terrible disease. This disease is eight times more common in alcoholic persons than that of non-alcoholic persons.
This is the main bad effect of drinking alcohol and due to this many persons died in the world. The liver is the main organ that is affected by alcohol.
6. Heart –
By drinking more and more alcohol, there is a swelling occurs in the muscles of the heart.
Due to this, more fat is collected inside the heart. Due to the presence of fat in the heart and blood vessels, blood circulation is interrupted. Likewise, many other diseases are also generated.
7. Urinary Bladder and Kidneys –
As we know, the kidneys are two in number and the bladder is one. By drinking alcohol for a long time, the inner wall of the urinary bladder swells, causing the bladder to become enlarged.
Drinking alcohol also hurts the kidneys immensely. Due to drinking a lot of water loss is occurs by frequent urination. This also causes dehydration in the body. Drinking alcohol for many days also causes an electrolyte imbalance in our body.
8. Sex Glands –
Excessive use of alcohol also affects the prostate gland of men. Due to this, the prostate gland enlarged which causes a lot of problems during sexual intercourse. It also causes erection problems in many persons.
Drinking alcohol also disturbs ejaculation and orgasm. Later, due to an increase in swelling of this gland, this gland would pressurize the mouth of the bladder and the urine of the patient stops, there is no excitement in the penis during sexual intercourse.
9. Brain –
Extreme alcoholism is fatal to the brain. This makes the brain and nervous centers weak day by day.
The alcoholic’s ability to think, understand and make correct decisions in a subject is destroyed.
Numbness, confusion, fainting-like troubles begin. Excess of alcohol in the blood leads to nausea.
The cells of the brain are destroyed by alcohol. The old alcoholic’s brain becomes permanently diseased and defective.
Where old cells are also destroyed by drinking alcohol, they can not form new cells. This is the reason. Along with the weakening of the nervous system, memory also becomes weak.
There is no ability to think good and bad in relation also. Symptoms of delirium, epileptic convulsions that appear in alcoholics are symptoms of mental weakness.
These are the main bad effects of drinking alcohol.
Despite this, there are also numerous side and adverse effects of drinking occurs in our body. For example…
- Tunnel vision in eyes
- Hallucinations in the brain
- Slurred of speech
- Recurrent lung infections
- Many types of cancers
- Muscle weakness
- Tremors in hands
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Sexual weakness
- Diabetes complications
- Numbness and tingling sensations
- Cramps in muscles
- Acid peptic disorders
- Loss of memory
- Hypertension (increase blood pressure)
- Hypoglycemia (lowers blood sugar level suddenly)
- Weak immune system (loss of power to fight against infections)
- Night sweating
- Increasing thirst
- Behavior problems
- Judgment impairment
- Unstable mood
- Poor coordination
- Poor quality of sleep
- Alcoholic hangover
- Fatty liver
The worst effect of alcohol is an alcoholic dependency of the patient. In this type of condition, the patient is not able to survive without an alcoholic drink. He or she needs alcohol at any cost. A lot of withdrawal symptoms appear if he does not drink alcohol. Sometimes these symptoms are life-threatening.
This type of condition almost affects every aspect of his/her life.His/her social status almost finished. Nobody wants to make relations with an alcohol-dependent person. Every society wants to throw away these kinds of persons.
Alcoholic dependent persons also commit different types of crimes and don’t bother personal relations. These types of persons beat their parents and their children also due to loss of self-consciousness. These types of persons are very dangerous for our society.
Nobody is able to treat alcoholic dependent persons. So we should be very careful while drinking alcohol always stay away from the bad effects of drinking alcohol.