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Effect of alcohol consumption on the body

12 March 2017 / Dr. Weezs

Following consumption, alcohol is immediately absorbed from the stomach and intestines into the blood stream and then transported to the brain and other organ.

🔶When alcohol diffuses into the tissue of the liver, it is oxidized by the cells, resulting into a series of physiological changes.

🔶First oxidation produces heat, which increases blood temperature.
This stimulate the brain to increase circulation to the skin, resulting in a decrease in blood flow to the internal organs. 

🔶When alcohol enters the Control centers of the brain, coordination is impaired speech may become slurred.

🔶Changes in other body organs include ;
* Increase perspiration as a response to the rise in blood temperature at the skin surface. 

🔶Water in the kidney is reabsorbed to compensate for the loss of water through the skin. 
As a result nitrogenous waste collect in the kidneys, interfering with the normal filtration and secretion process. 

🔶Drinking alcohol remove water from the body, resulting in 
* generalized dehydration.

🔶The severity of these effects depends largely on blood alcohol concentration ( BAC), a measurement of the amount of alcohol in the blood.

🔶ALCOHOL AND DISEASE 

Alcoholism is the disease of being addicted to the depressing effect of ethanol. 

🔻Ethanol ( C2H3OH ) === is the the drug found in * beer 🍺
* wine 🍷 
* liquor 
* and certain other. 

🔻long-term use of alcohol damages the body. People who consume alcohol in large amount and over large period of time may be more likely then non users to suffer from high blood pressure and some forms of heart disease. 🔽Excessive alcohol use can irritate the lining of the stomach  a condition called gastritis, and eventually can lead to stomach ulcers. 
🔽In some individuals, alcohol take the place of nutritious food, causing metabolic disorders. 

🔻Chronic alcohol use forces the liver to use alcohol as energy source instead of relying on fatty acids. 
🔽Eventually liver cell are unable to function properly and they accumulate fat deposits. 
As a result the liver begin to inflame, causing fatty liver, a condition that occur in 75% of all alcoholics. 
🔽If the drinker abstain from alcohol, the liver can usually return to normal functioning. 
If drinking continues, the drinker may develop alcoholic hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver, or even cirrhosis, a condition in which normal 🔽liver tissue are replaced by scars tissue. 
Cirrhosis result in severe impairment of liver function and can be fatal. 

🔻Children born to women who drink during pregnancy may suffer from fatal alcohol syndrome  (FAS), a condition that can cause physical and mental disabilities. 

🔻In new born babies, immediate effects of FAS are 
* low birth weight
*  below average length
* cleft palate 
* and heart defects 

🔻Long-term effects include,
* lack of coordination
* slow growth 
* Learning difficulties due to mental retardation, 
* weak attention Spain 
* and hyperactivity. 
 
🔻AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL THAT OUR BODY NEED 

Drinks 🍸per HR -------BAC%====EFFECT 
      ↙                         ⬇                    ⬇
1  ------------------- 0.02 to 0.03 --- Slight feeling of.    relaxation and warmness 
     ↙                            ⬇                    ⬇
2 ------------------ 0.05 to 0.06 ---- increase feeling of relaxation; slight lack of coordination. 
↙                                   ⬇                     ⬇
3 ------------------  0.08 to 0.09 ------- loss of coordination; light headiness,slight trouble talking and thinking.
    ↙                               ⬇                       ⬇
4  ----------------  0.11 to 0.12 ------- Decrease reaction;  lack of judgement and other mental abilities. 
      ↙                              ⬇                     ⬇     ⬇
5 -----------------  0.14 to 0.15 ------- slurred speech; blurred vision,lack of motor control, impaired judgment and  thinking. 
         ↙                          ⬇                       ⬇       ⬇
7  ----------------------  0.20. --------- mental confusion; loss of motor control.
      ↙                             ⬇                        ⬇         ⬇
14 ----------------------- 0.40  ---unconsciousness.
        ↙                             ⬇                               
17 ------------------------- 0.50 ----- deep coma likely. 
         ↙                            ⬇                                ⬇
20 ------------------------- 0.60 ------ Breathing cease; death 💀 likely 

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  1. I can not take it why addicts avoid these harms. I am doing a research on How long does alcohol stay in your system and harms it. I am going to add all these info in my research. Thank.

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  2. An alcoholic needs to clear away all liquor bottles wherever they might be stashed - This includes at work, at home, gymnasium locker etc. help with alcoholism

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  3. They may require outside help from a professional if their drinking interferes with their personal and professional life. effects of alcoholism

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