Harmful effects of alcohol
Chronic alcohol gives inflammation of the pancreas. You experience severe abdominal pain and a reduced ability to assimilate food. The inflammation may lead to permanent damage to the pancreas and to degradation of its ability to produce insulin. This in turn can lead to alcohol-related diabetes (diabetes).
Alcohol consumption can cause cancer in several organs, mainly in the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and esophagus. Less strong causal relation exists with cancer of the stomach, colon, rectum, liver, breast and ovaries.
If you both smoke and drink increases the risk of developing cancer further. This is especially true for cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and esophagus.
In people who are alcohol increase the risk sharply to suffer from depression.
Low to moderate alcohol consumption may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes. There seems to be a result of that alcohol increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin (which takes care of sugar). Moderate alcohol consumption is called a standard drink, about 12 grams of alcohol per day. 12 grams is equivalent to a glass of table wine (15 cl), a bottle of beer (33 cl, 5 percent), a small glass of dessert wine (8 cl) or a drink (almost 4 cl spirits).
However, the risk of diabetes possibly increased if you drink a lot.
Fertility / Fertility
High alcohol impairs sperm quality and is one of the most common reasons that you can not have children.
If a pregnant woman drinks alcohol can the fetus the same alcohol concentration as the mother and may have damage to the brain and other organs. If the mother drinks himself full disturb the development of the fetal brain and can cause learning problems and behavioral problems later in life. Several studies indicate that the fetus in early pregnancy negatively affected by contact with alcohol in the womb, and pregnant women should abstain completely from alcohol.
Brain injuries are quite common in people drinking excessively for many years in a row. If you get blackouts after drinking alcohol, it may be an early sign of a brain injury. Those who drink very often suffer from anxiety and depression. When alcohol-dependent person stops drinking, they often suffer from hallucinations, confusion and seizures. Over time, the brain shrinks and you can also suffer from dementia or other brain disorders.
You can obtain balance and have difficulty performing precise and coordinated muscle movement.
Heart and Vascular
Heart and vascular damage in those who drink a lot. The heart must work harder, heart rate and blood pressure increases and there may be life-threatening arrhythmias. Low to moderate alcohol intake can, however, possibly have protective effects.
The risk of accidents and wounds increases if you drink you drunk.