It doesn’t matter if you’re an occasional drinker or an addict. You should definitely go through this article on “side effects of drinking alcohol” before pouring down another glass of it.

Side Effects Of Drinking Alcohol

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder! And with a whiskey in the hands of the holder, the holder becomes the beholder and the beauty can easily be seen in his eyes through the golden liquid that’s radiating from across the glass. It looks a class apart; in fact all alcoholic beverages do when compared to rest of the stuff out there. The glow just draws you in and is almost impossible to resist. But along with the glow, there’s a blow that’s impossible to ditch. The blow comes in the form of side effects of alcoholism. All alcoholic beverages (beers, wines, and spirits) contain ethanol in them that actually act as a depressing agent, though the animated behavior of the drunken person may make it seem like a stimulant. Too much of anything is bad and so is the case with alcohol too, for the side effects related with its consumption come like a pack of wolves on the hunt. An occasional drink or two might not do the damage on a chronic level, but regular intake like an addict will definitely add a whole new dimension to the word chronic. Are you now choked? Before you gulp down another glass of it, shift your focus downwards and read some of the negative effects that alcohol brings with it.
Negative Effects Of Alcohol
  • Higher intake of alcohol or a few shots in succession (more than a person’s body can handle) can lead to intoxication on a serious level, which will, in turn, lead to speech impairment, hampered vision, dizziness, wooziness, slower reflexes, sense of nausea, vomiting, passing out, hangover after waking up coupled with headache, fatigue, and dehydration. It may also lead to alcohol poisoning and hospitalization if the intake is more than what a person’s body can tolerate.
  • Consuming alcohol on a regular basis makes one’s body tolerant to it; as a result more and more amount of shots will have to be taken by the person to get the desired state of high that one gets from alcohol. It’ll slowly turn into addiction as the body will now demand it in more quantities and at frequent intervals. Leaving this addiction has further set of side effects added to the bundle.
  • Moderate consumption of alcohol (1-2 glasses of wine) is known to have positive side effects on the body including lowered risk for heart attack and other coronary diseases. But an addiction to alcohol can negate the positive effects of it and will increase the chances of a heart stroke and heart failure even more.
  • Persistent intake of alcohol can have major psychological implications on the system like depression, anxiety, and panic disorders leading to high risk of a suicide attempt by the person. Hallucinations are also known to be a result of alcoholism. Dementia (deterioration of brain) has often been linked to alcoholism. Researches show that 10-25% of dementia cases stem from alcoholism.
  • Alcoholism can result in cancerous formations like mouth cancer, pharyngeal cancer, oesophageal cancer, breast cancer, and bowel cancer; liver diseases like fatty liver, cirrhosis, and alcoholic hepatitis leading to a possible chance of liver transplant. It’s also a leading cause for a cancerous liver.
  • Consuming alcohol when pregnant can cause the baby to be born with birth defects like deformed head, eyes defects, and heart problems.
Now that you’ve read about the alcohol side effects, it’s time you made an effort to leave this habit at the earliest.

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