Alcohol Is Attacking Your Body

Alcohol Is Attacking Your Body

Take a deep breath. Let's look at what alcohol is doing to your body. I am sure that you are aware that alcohol can have some pretty harmful effects on the body. You may be feeling them right now. As with all things, the physical effects of alcohol abuse can be different for every drinker. Here are just a few that could be happening to you now or on the horizon for your future.

First, did you know that alcohol is considered a volatile liquid?

This means it is easy to burn and contains carbon and hydrogen. You are putting something combustible in your body.

Alcohol is a depressant. It depresses your central nervous system. Alcohol is passed through your stomach on intake and then travels to your intestines. It is rapidly absorbed through your body. It is absorbed through your blood. It affects your whole body and causes impairment even when only a little is consumed.

As alcohol is absorbed into your body, you feel these effects in this order:

  • euphoria
  • excitement
  • confusion
  • stupor
  • comma
  • death

Obviously the more you consume, the further risk you have for each stage. Most people drink and feel the effects of euphoria, excitement, and confusion. That's the fun part of drinking. That is its allure. For the alcoholic, it turns into something far darker. Stupor, coma, and death are real risks for a person who has a problem with alcohol. Yes, death can come from alcohol abuse. You may think that is a far-off concern, but it could be closer than you think. You may be one blackout away. If you drink and drive, your odds are so much higher.

A few factors come into play when looking at drinking:

What does your body look like? Your body weight and body type are factors in how alcohol affects you and how it is absorbed.

How much do you drink at one time or during the course of the day? How fast do you take it in? Rate and quantity of consumption are also factors. The more you drink, the more alcohol you absorb and the more damage you do to your body.

So what type of damage does alcohol cause the body?

Here are a few things you have to look forward to if you keep on drinking. I would hope that death was a powerful enough deterrent, but in case it isn't, here they are:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • alcohol liver disease
  • cancer
  • coronary heart disease
  • hyper tension
  • heart attacks and strokes
  • gallbladder disease
  • kidney stones
  • sexual dysfunction
  • hormonal in-balance
  • diabetes

If you ask me that is a pretty frightening list. By continuing to drink, you are basically allowing your body to fall apart around you. None of these ailments is anything to look forward to. If you are reading this because you want to learn how to stop drinking, but are afraid you won't be able to do it, I hope these physical effects scare you into not turning back. Still, hesitating? Keep reading!

Alcohol Is Attacking Your Body