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Alcohol’s: Drinking alcohol can harm your health



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Wine is a type of alcoholic beverage that is made from the fermentation of a type of fruit such as grapes, and the alcohol (Alcohol) present in wine affects a person based on the amount he drinks, the number of times he drinks, and the person’s age and general health condition. Large amounts of it cause problems for the person and have dire consequences for his health and his work, family, and social life.

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Effects of alcohol on the body

The alcohol in the wine is a depressant of the central nervous system; It affects the body’s response and interaction with the messages sent by the brain, in addition to its negative impact on most parts of the body, especially in the case of excessive drinking. Alcohol in some different parts of the body.

  • Liver: Excessive drinking of alcohol can cause many problems in the liver, which are as follows:
    • Fatty Liver.
    • Cirrhosis of the liver.
    • Alcoholic hepatitis.
  • Heart: Drinking alcohol in large quantities or for long periods can damage the heart and increase the risk of the following diseases:
    • Cardiomyopathy.
    • Arrhythmia.
    • High blood pressure.
  • Brain and Nervous System: Drinking alcohol in wine affects the brain on several levels; It affects the shape of the brain and the way it works, as well as affecting a person’s mood, behaviors, and balance, and weakens coordination between the mind and body (Coordination), and the consumption of alcohol in large quantities increases the possibility of a person suffering a stroke (Stroke), in addition, short-term memory declines ( Short-term memory) in a person and may be exposed to dementia as a result of a deficiency of thiamine, known as vitamin B1, caused by excessive drinking.
  • Pancreas: Drinking alcohol may lead to pancreatitis, where the blood vessels in it swell and prevent the digestion process from taking place properly.
  • Immune system: Drinking alcohol in large quantities weakens the immune system of the body, making it more susceptible to disease; Such as pneumonia (pneumonia) and tuberculosis (TB), and drinking large amounts of wine in one sitting weakens the body’s ability to resist infection even after twenty-four hours of drinking.
  • Stomach: Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages leads to gastritis and gastric ulcers, and also affects the absorption of some types of vitamins such as vitamin B and other important elements for the body.
  • Reproductive system: Excessive drinking affects the male and female reproductive system alike, as it causes erectile dysfunction in men, and also affects the menstrual cycle in women and may cause interruption.
  • Eye: As a result of vitamin B1 deficiency caused by excessive drinking of alcohol, a person may experience weakness in his eyesight and may suffer from the rapid involuntary movement of the eye or what is known as nystagmus, or the eye muscles may be weak or paralyzed.
  • Bones: Excessive drinking of alcohol may expose a person to osteoporosis and increase the incidence of fractures, as a result of alcohol interfering with the processes of building new bone, and causing damage to the bone marrow, which weakens the body’s ability to produce blood cells, and thus decrease the number of platelets, Which in turn exposes the person to bleeding and easy bruising.

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It should be noted that excessive drinking of alcohol increases the risk of developing oral, liver, breast, stomach, esophageal, and other cancers and that a pregnant woman’s drinking of alcohol may expose her to miscarriage, and may lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. Syndrome), which causes lifelong problems for the child. It is important to know that drinking alcohol leads to a decrease in the level of sugar in the blood (hypoglycemia) because it interferes with the process of glucose release from the liver, and it also interacts with some medications, which leads to an increase or decrease in their effectiveness, and may lead to an increase in the toxicity of some types.

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Symptoms and signs of alcoholism

A person shows several symptoms and signs that indicate alcoholism, and it is only an indication of the need to seek medical help to help quit, including the following:

  • Feeling a strong urge to drink alcohol.
  • Inability to control oneself to stop or cut back on alcohol.
  • Spend most of the time drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • The desire to reduce drinking alcohol, and try to do so, but these attempts often fail.
  • Ignore the familial, practical, and physical consequences and damages caused by drinking alcohol, and continue to drink.
  • Giving up personal liking hobbies and not participating in social activities.
  • Failure to perform the responsibilities and obligations entrusted to the person, whether at home or work, due to the need to drink alcohol and the consequent decrease in mental and physical abilities.
  • Drinking alcohol in conditions that require alertness, mental presence, and balance, such as driving a car.
  • Suffering from withdrawal symptoms (withdrawal symptoms) when you stop drinking, such as feeling sick, sweating, shivering, or resorting to drinking to avoid it.
  • The need for larger doses of alcohol to get the same effect, as the effect of the dose decreases with time.

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