Harmful effects of drinking alcohol


Drinking alcohol not only causes more harm to the physical health but also the mental health. It dilates blood vessels, especially peripheral blood vessels, so after using alcohol, we will feel the body get warmer.


In addition, alcohol also affects sexual function and childbirth. On the other hand, alcohol is a toxic substance effecting the testicles as well as sperm, so if men drink alcohol before sexual relation, it not only increases the likelihood of miscarriage in the wife, but also can affect the development of the children when they are born. In addition, if the mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy, the child can be born with intellectual disabilities.

The diseases caused by alcohol

  1. Alcoholic hepatitis

Alcoholic hepatitis is inflammation and necrosis of liver cells for a period lasting 1 to 2 weeks with symptoms such as anorexia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, jaundice and sometimes psychosis. The disease can even progress to cirrhosis over the years. Cirrhosis is a condition that the liver cells are often damaged and the initial expression is fatty liver, if you stop drinking at this stage, the disease can heal itself. In some cases, due to the headaches after drinking beer, people often take Panadol, in fact, this is very dangerous because acetaminophen in the drug can combine with alcohol to affect the health more seriously.

  1. Delirium

Delirium is caused by poisoning the nervous system and metabolic disorders in alcoholics. The disease appears after stopping alcohol from about 12 to 48 hours with 2 prominent symptom groups:

– Conscious disorder makes the patient can be not aware of the space and time, identify someone poorly, insomnia or always get nightmares, in a state of anxiety, fear, stress and often have the defensive reaction dangerous for people around.

– Neurological disorders such as shivering the whole body, speaking unclearly or moving difficultly and for more severe cases, there may be symptom as epileptic seizures.

People with delirium also have other severe neurological disorders such as sweating profusely even at rest; thirst, pale skin, less urine, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, tachycardia and unstable hypertension. The disease can be better after a few days, but this case is very few. In most cases, if it is not treated on time, it will develop badly even can put the patient at the risk of death.



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