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Alcohol Abuse Paper

What Alcohol Abuse can do to my body?

Alcohol abuse does numerous things to your body that are not healthy. It effects the following:

Slows the immune system, which makes it harder for white blood cells to fight health issues. A lot of drinking in some cases can have you get tuberculosis or pneumonia easier and you have a higher risk of cancer.

It interferes with your new bone production, which could lead to osteoporosis and bone fractures. It also makes your muscles weaker.

In men it leads to erectile dysfunction. In women it can cause infertility, loss of them getting their period and increased risk of breast cancer

It may cause trouble for your heart, so you could have more heart problems than a non-drinker. The risk is higher for women. Some examples, are an irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, stroke or heart attack.

Alcohol makes it difficult for our stomach to handle bacteria and process certain nutrients that can lead to malnutrition. Alcohol also could cause gland damage, gum issues, tooth decay, ulcers and heartburn.

Alcohol changes our behavior and actions. It can slow your speech, impulse control, your memory and maybe blackouts. Sometimes with a long term drinker it can shrink the frontal lobe of the brain and lead to dependency and when you stop withdrawls.

A lot of alcohol can cause your liver to not function correctly which could lead to

hepatitis, jaundice and cirrhosis of the liver. It could also effect your kidneys, bladder and prostate

What Alcohol Abuse can do to my brain?

Alcohol abuse does numerous things to your brain that are not healthy. It effects the following:

It  is like a depressant and it lowers your inhibitions. It slows down how your eyes, ears and mouth work together, as well as other senses. It slows down your thought processes and makes it difficult to think clearly and make decisions.

It affects your movement and balance, which causes you to stagger and become off balance.

It  can cause you to become more sexually aroused but it actually decreases your sexual performance.

Alcohol causes sleepiness, your breathing slows down and your body temperature drops. This is very dangerous and life threatening. It can cause blackouts and short term memory issues. The long term effects are far worse.  Dementia, strokes and other terrible long term issues.

Basically Alcohol abuse can destroy your body, brain and everyday living.


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