How Alcohol Damages your Body

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Drinking too much, on a single occasion or over time, can take a serious toll on your body and the health of your organs

 

Brain

Drinking alcohol can obstruct the brains communication pathways, ultimately effecting the way the brain looks and works.  This can make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.

 

Heart

Long term alcohol abuse can damage the heart and cause problems which include:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmias
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure

 

Liver

Drinking can take a toll on the liver and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammation including:

  • Fatty liver
  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Fibrosis
  • Cirrhosis

 

Pancreas

Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can eventually lead to pancreatitis, a dangerous swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevent proper digestion.

 

Cancer

Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain cancers, including cancers of the

  • Mouth
  • Oesophagus
  • Throat
  • Liver
  • Breast

 

Immune System

Drinking too much can weaken your immune system, making your body a much easier target for sickness. 

 

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