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Alcohol effects

BY: Anna Stenstrom

LIVER
1. Cirrhosis which is chronic liver damage from a variety of
causes leading to scarring and liver failure.

2. Liver disease can cause death


3. People who drink heavily for a long time can develop
diseases such as liver inflammation or severe liver scarring.

Pancreas
Pancreatitis is a disease in which the pancreas becomes inflamed.
A heavy drinker may not be able to detect the buildup of
pancreatic damage until the problems set off an attack.
There are two types of pancreatitis: acute and chronic

brain
1. Alcohol can affect parts of the brain that control movement,
speech, judgment, and memory.
2. Long-term heavy drinking can shrink the frontal lobes of the
brain, which impairs thinking skills.
3. People who drink massive quantities of alcohol suffer brain
shrinkage and cognitive dysfunction as a result.

heart
1. Heavy drinking weakens the heart muscle, which means the
heart can't pump blood as efficiently.
2. Increases in your blood pressure can also be caused by weight
gain from excessive drinking.
3. An increase of blood pressure can cause strokes, and blood
clots

stomach
Chronic irritation may lead to damage to the lining of the
stomach.
Drinking alcohol and taking medication that causes stomach
irritation, such as aspirin, can cause inflammation of the stomach
lining, ulcers, and severe bleeding.
If you continue to drink alcohol and you have these problem you
could die earlier.

Colon
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of the
intestine which can occur when you drink an excess amount of
alcohol.
Alcohol abuse can increase the risk of people developing small
intestine cancers.
Alcohol can cause both diarrhea and constipation

esophagus
Inflammation of the tongue, the mouth may occur either from
alcohol consumption damaging the salivary glands.
Drinking too much alcohol can lead to esophageal cancer
Gastroesophageal reflux can occur due to the weakening of the
lower esophageal sphincter.

References
http://alcoholrehab.com/alcoholism/alcohol-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome/
www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/collegestudents/anatomy/body_nonflash.asp
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https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/diseases/alco
hol-and-heart-disease/
https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/diseases/alco
hol-and-heart-disease/
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/alcoholuse/howalcoholaffectsthebody/01.html