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ALCOHOL

When you drink alcohol, it’s absorbed into your bloodstream and affects every part of your body. Long term, this can put your health at serious risk. Below are some of the dangers to short, medium & long term alcohol use.

 

THE PANCREAS

The pancreas is located below the liver and excessive alcohol use can cause the pancreas to produce toxic substances that interfere with its functioning. One of the most frequent causes of chronic pancreatitis is alcohol abuse.

THE LIVER

The liver's job is to break down harmful substances, including alcohol.

Excessive drinking can cause inflammation leading to severe scarring known as cirrhosis of the liver. When this organ fails to perform, the toxic substances remain in your body and can be life threatening.

THE HEART

A single episode of heavy drinking can cause trouble for your heart. Its even more likely your heart will suffer if you are a chronic drinker. Long term effects of alcohol abuse on your heart include: poisoning of the heart muscle cells, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, strokes and heart attacks.

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

The immune system is weakened by alcohol abuse and finds it hard to fight off viruses, germs and other types of illnesses. Heavy drinkers are at a higher risk of developing pneumonia and tuberculosis. Long term alcohol use increases your risk of many forms of cancer.

Are you concerned you might be drinking too much?

Take our quick self assessment to find out.

 

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Alcohol is a casual factor in more than 60 medical conditions including mouth, throat, stomach, liver and breast cancer; high blood pressure, cirrhosis of the liver and depression. In 2010, alcohol use was the third leading risk factor contributing to the global burden of disease after high blood pressure and tobacco smoking.

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