Do you know the dangers of alcohol? The dangers of drinking alcohol are many. Over the course of one’s lifetime, a person can suffer many different consequences from drinking too much. Potential short-term effects of alcohol range from hangovers to alcohol poisoning and death, sexual problems, impaired brain function, increased social drunkenness, decreased inhibitions, fights and arguments, and increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.
Long-term alcohol use results in over 200 different kinds of disease and injury. Alcohol can damage your liver, increase your chances of having cancer, destroy your memory or behavior, lower your IQ, cause heart attacks and strokes, among other things. Some of these things may not occur for months or even years after alcohol has been consumed, but alcohol will damage your body over time. It is important to know the specific effects of alcohol on your body, in order to avoid them. There are two forms of alcohol-alcohols and alcoholic beverages, and each affects the human body differently.
The most popular, and probably the most common, the effect of alcohol is a hangover. Many people who drink on a regular basis report that they have to deal with a hangover at least once per month. Unfortunately, a hangover isn’t just a bad case of the flu. A hangover can be serious business; a hangover can kill you!
The second most common effect of alcohol consumption is binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. People can get drunk very quickly after consuming a large amount of alcohol, resulting in feeling dizzy, disoriented, disorientated, and even comatose. It is also usually followed by sweating and a feeling of being cold.
The next most common short-term effects of alcohol are liver damage and intoxication. After drinking, some people won’t be able to remove the alcohol in their systems within the day; others can remove it the next day! Both situations can be fatal. Liver damage from alcohol not only makes it more difficult for the body to remove toxins and alcohol but also increases the risk for cancer.
The final common short-term effect of drinking is intoxication (also known as “the buzz”) and memory loss. It is common for people to feel extremely drunk after only a few alcoholic beverages, resulting in impaired judgment and a shortened attention span. This can lead to dangerous situations such as driving while intoxicated and could eventually result in death.
These are the most common, and also the most detrimental, short-term effects of alcohol consumption. However, there are many more subtle effects of alcohol on the body. Many people may be surprised to know that even a small amount of alcohol can be very dangerous. For example, research has shown that people who drink heavily are more likely to develop heart disease, cavities, and other dental problems over time. While alcohol consumption itself is not a cause of these problems, drinking too much can contribute to them. This is especially true for people who have a genetic predisposition towards developing dental problems, such as those with family histories of tooth decay or periodontal disease.
Overall, the more a person drinks, the more likely they are to experience all three of the short-term effects listed above. For these reasons, it is very important to limit your alcohol consumption if you are a frequent drinker, or if you happen to live in an area where drinking is prohibited. If you drink occasionally, it’s still not a good idea to do so every night of your life. Hopefully, the information in this article will help you make the decision whether or not to drink.