The negative effects of the alcohol:
The alcohol makes you fat, but much less than sugar, white bread, potatoes and rice. Pure alcohol brings to the body 7 kcal / gram. Alcohol makes you fat because it is a rapidly metabolized carbohydrate and it is placed in reserve immediately after it has stimulated the secretion of insulin.
- Alcohol has a depressant effect on the central nervous system, this means that it slows down these functions: memory, visual perception and speech, reducing the operating capacity of the entire body.
- Chronic alcoholism affects all organs, especially the liver, heart, the brain, muscles and cause nutritional deficiencies.
- The alcohol is the leading cause of mental retardation in European countries. Fetal alcohol syndrome or alcoholic embryopathy, is the most severe birth defects, with facial defects and internal organs defects , brain lesions and behavioral disorders.
- The alcohol consumed in large quantities, causes many negative effects that lead to diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver weight increase, inflammation of the liver or liver cancer.
- The alcohol can cause: heart attack, heart disease, gastritis, digestive ulcer, intestinal cancer or high blood pressure.
- People who consume too much alcohol are more likely than others to suffer from anxiety, paranoia and depression.
- The alcohol slows down the cells and organs function, until they operates with much less efficiency.
- Consumed in large quantities, the alcohol gives you courage but you change the character (inhibitions disappear) and you can do things that normally you do not do. It leads to loss of a mental balance and to difficulty of thinking.
- Other psychological effects of alcohol consumption: sleeping difficulty, anxiety, agitation, depression, confusion, panic and suicide attempts.
These are, in short, only some of the medical and psychological effects for the alcohol ingested. It is advisable to limit the consumption of alcohol to very moderate quantities that allows you to maintain the contact with reality in an effective way and that also will not affect your health.
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