Alcohol starts to impact the body when the first sip is taken. Drinking too much can take a serious toll on your health in many ways. We have put together a list of what alcohol does to your body.
Alcohol affects the brains communication, how it works, and how it looks. Alcohol disrupts the brain causing changes in mood, behavior, coordination and thinking. With long term exposure to alcohol your brain drastically starts to shrink, the frontal lobes of your brain are affected. Many people with alcohol dependence will start to hallucinate when withdrawing from alcohol. Alcohol can cause interference with your brain and how it makes memories, many people wake up with no recollection of what happened they blackout from the alcohol. Slurred speech is the first symptom of excessive alcohol consumption.
Chronic drinkers are more likely to develop throat, mouth, and/or esophagus cancers.
Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can cause heart damage which will cause a chain reaction of other issues including stretching and drooping of the heart muscle, irregular heartbeat, stroke, and high blood pressure
Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver and can cause many liver inflammations including fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis.
Drinking too much can weaken your immune system, making your body a much easier target for disease. Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis than people who do not drink too much. Drinking a lot on a single occasion slows your body’s ability to ward off infections – even up to 24 hours after getting drunk.
Considering that alcohol is the most widely used drug in the United States, and alcohol problems cost companies billions of dollars each year, it is in an employer’s best interest to monitor the use and abuse of alcohol by its employees. Noble Diagnostics has a variety of products and services that can detect the presence of alcohol in a person’s system contact us today to learn more 877-200-5616.