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Negative Effects From Alcohol

Negative Effects From Alcohol
Negative Effects From Alcohol

Negative Effects From Alcohol
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I don't think that there is any need to explain you about alcohol. These days many youngsters as well as old people consume alcohol. 

Alcohol starts it's impact on our body from the moment when we take our first sip.

About 3 million deaths each year (globally) are due to alcohol consumption.  It is also the cause for disabilities and poor health of millions of people. It contributes about 5 % of the global burden of disease.

Alcohol is intoxicating ingredient which can be seen in Wine, Beer, and spirits. It acts as depressant and slows down the body’s systems when it reaches the brain.

Having a glass a day may have little impact on your overall health. But, the condition is different when the habit grows or if you are unable to stop yourself after one glass in some stressful situations. 

In this article we will look after Negative Effects From Alcohol.

Stay tuned with us for more information. I will try to be as simple as possible to explain you my viewpoints. 

So, without having any further delay let's get started.

Alcohol Effects on Vital Organs 

Alcohol negatively affects heart, Brain, Liver, Pancreas and our digestive system. 


Let's begin with this organ because it is our life. It delivers oxygen and nutrients to other vital organs in your body. Heavy drinking can weaken the heart and can affect the blood flow

Long term effects of excessive alcohol consumption can cause stroke, cardiomyopathy and even sudden cardiac death. 

Chronic alcohol drinkers have a higher risk of heart-related issues as compared to people who do not drink. Womens are more likely to develop heart disease than men who drink.

Alcohol intake in excessive amount can increase triglyceride levels (a fat type present in blood stream). Increased level of triglycerides can become a cause of heart disease and diabetes

Circulatory system complications includes high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, stroke, heart attack, difficulty in blood pumping to various body parts and some other heart disease. 


Excessive alcohol consumption can negatively affect the brain functions. 

The most easiest way to understand the impact of alcohol on your body can be done by understanding  how it affects your central nervous system. 

When one drinks more he/she can experience numbness, tingling sensations feet and hands and Slurred speech.

With some temporary complications such as memory loss and coordination, alcohol can also lead to long-term side effects that are sometimes irreversible. You can feel it's effect on brain quickly. 

Alcohol decreases the communication between your brain and body parts and makes coordination more difficult. Thus it is advised that one should never mix drinking and driving.

 Cerebellum , limbic system and cerebral cortex are important for body’s communication system. Damage to these regions can impact the body’s communication pathways.

Drinking increases the difficulties for your brain to create long-term memories and also reduces your abilities to think clearly.  

It can damage frontal lobe in brain which is responsible for emotional control, short-term memory, and judgement, in addition to other vital roles.


Liver helps to break down and remove harmfull substances from our body which also includes alcohol. 

If you are drinking heavily then you are inviting many life-threatening liver problems with some others. It increases the risk of chronic liver inflammation and liver diseases. 

The scar tissue formation destroys the liver. 

Liver breaks down the alcohol and removes it from blood when we drink it. However, too much alcohol consumption in short period can be a reason for buildup of bad fats in the liver. 

This can lead to fatty liver. You may also suffer from liver failure.

You can also suffer from alcoholic hepatitis, fibrosis and cirrhosis (scarring caused by this inflammation) which are also associated with liver. 

But, you can save yourself from these conditions proper medical diagnosis and treatment. 

As the liver damage increases, it has a harder time removing toxic and harmful substances from your body.


We all know that pancreas helps regulate our body’s blood sugar levels thus becoming a part of digestive system. 

Alcoholism in high amount can cause abnormal activation of digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas.

Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to pancreatitis in which swelling occures in blood vessels around pancreas. This can also increase the risk of developing pancreatic cancer which spreads rapidly. 

Pancreatitis can be managed by treatment, but it is very difficult to reverse the condition.

Drinking for many years can badly affect your pancreas can can cause long lasting health issues. But, the early stages of many pancreatic conditions left untreated. 

Digestive system

The connection between consumption of alcohol and digestive system might not seem immediately clear. 

It can damage the tissues in your digestive tract and can can cause difficulties for intestines in digestion. This can cause malnutrition. 

You can see the side effects only after there has been damage. The more you will drink, the more you will damage your digestive system. 

Other effects on body

Drinking heavily can cause some other effects on our body such as gassiness, a feeling of fullness in your abdomen, bloating, diarrhea or painful stools. 

For frequent drinkers,  ulcers or hemorrhoids are common. Proper diagnosis or ulcers is necessary because it can be fatal if not treated early. 

Cancer is another risk for too much alcohol consumers. The cancer may develop in the mouth, throat, esophagus, colon, or liver. 

Emotional Effects of Alcohol 

Depression- Alcohol lowers activity in the central nervous system (CNS), thus known as depressant. Alcohol abuse can cause feelings of depression. It can also increase the chances of suicide to a person who has severe depression and abuses alcohol.

Anxiety- Alcohol is one of the causes for Anxiety. Alcohol abuse can cause anxiety and increases the possibility to worsen an existing anxiety disorder. This is mostly seen in older adults. 

Irritability-Alcohol can increase the feelings of irritability. This comes true when a person is unable to obtain alcohol or cannot drink as much as he or she wants.

Social Withdrawal- Many times it happens that drinkers are not allowed to drink in public places, home, or in some restaurants. 

Thus, this makes them to keep themselves under isolation or avoid situations where he or she cannot drink excessively. 

This can increase the feeling of loneliness and loss of interest in public activities.

Short-Term Effects of Alcohol on body

Short term effects of alcohol depends upon how much it is taken and on physical condition of the individual.



Difficulty in breathing 

Slurred speech

Lack of coordination 

Decreased perception




And even Coma

Difficulty in hearing and vision

Blackouts ( unable to recall the events happened while under the influence)

Long-term effects of Alcohol on body

Alcohol has some long term effects on our body such as:

Liver disease 

Nerve damage 

Sexual problems 

Permanent damage to the brain 


Gastritis (inflammation of stomach walls) 


Cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, colon, or liver. 

Family problems 

Relationship issues

High blood pressure 

Stroke and other heart diseases

Alcohol poisoning 

Domestic violence

sexual assault

So, this was all about Negative Effects From Alcohol


Alcohol Effects on Vital Organs 

Digestive system 

Other effects on body

Emotional Effects of Alcohol 

Short-Term Effects of Alcohol on body

Long-term effects of Alcohol on body

I tried to be as simple as possible to explain you my viewpoints. 

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