Alcohol is a terrible poison, there’s no doubt regarding that one statement. Despite all the different warnings and awareness campaigns, none of them seems to be of any effect for the people who are alcoholics. Now is it true that people know about the harm that it causes on the surface level, but is it enough? It is important that people know exactly what harm the alcohol does to each and every vital organs of the body. Doctors and activists have tried to warn repeatedly and desperately, but it’s not something people are paying enough heed to. Let us see one by one how it harms the organs.
Effect of alcohol on Liver
The liver is one of the most important and one of the largest organs of the body and it is the part of the body that breaks down every material, solid or liquid that we intake. The kinds of stuff that we intake are broken down in the liver by various body chemicals that change them into useful stuff for the body. Alcohol provides an unattainable strain on the liver and it causes so much harm in the body that the liver becomes weak and starts producing excess amounts of toxic bilirubin. This causes jaundice like condition for the body and as a result, everything gets messed up in the body. The excess bilirubin kills the liver and the whole body eventually and it is not something to be taken lightly. Further damage causes cirrhosis from where the damage is almost impossible to reverse.
Effect of alcohol on the digestive system
As we have seen, the liver is an important organ of the digestive system and it is also one of the most important organs of the entire body. Alcohol causes a lot of harm to the intestines and the stomach. Alcohol hampers the production of digestive juices and causes a lot of harm in the overall digestive process. That is why most of the time we feel nauseating after drinking heavily. Alcohol is really not friendly to your digestive system. They corrode the walls of intestines increasing the risk of internal bleeding. Sometimes an excess of alcohol consumption even causes a tendency of frequent blood vomit.
Effect of alcohol on blood health
Let us venture onto the lesser-known facts of how alcohol damages the bone marrows and effect the blood production of the body. More than anything, alcohol consumption fills the blood with a lot of impurities and it keeps on accumulating. Causing increased risks of blood cancer and damaged blood health. The bone marrows don’t produce enough healthy blood and that affects oxygen transport throughout the body.
Effect of alcohol on the heart
The heart is the most important part of our body. The heart pumps the blood and it is the core of the body’s circulatory system. Alcohol consumption weakens the heart muscles, as a result, the heart has to work harder in pumping the optimum amount of blood, this causes a tremendous increase in blood pressure. An increase in blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks and therefore heart collapse is one of the most common occurrences amongst alcoholics. People with a weak heart can’t have a healthy system. This reduces life expectancy by a lot of years. Also, some people get an increased urge to urge while consuming alcohol. Now that is direct sabotage to the heart and lungs. People with a weak heart and high blood pressure are repeatedly advised against the consumption of alcohol owing to such adverse effects of alcohol on the heart.
Effect of alcohol on skin and body
The most visible effect of alcohol can be witnessed on the skin and body physique. Skin starts to age and becomes saggy from an early age and this causes a lot of harm to the aesthetic and physical appearance of a person. This is because alcohol stimulates a rapid production of dead cells on the skin and that causes the skin to age at such a rabid level. Most people believe that red wine stimulates healthy skin because it contains grapes, but excess consumption causes the skin to be overfed by grape alcohol and that is harmful and not beneficial by any means.