Six ways alcohol affects your health!
Drinking too much alcohol can lead to fatty liver, hepatitis and 'scarring' of the liver.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Alcoholism affects all aspects of your life – health, relationships, finances and more. It's no secret that excessive alcohol use can lead to the development of chronic diseases and other serious problems including cirrhosis of the liver and a range of cancers.
Here are some conditions linked to chronic alcohol consumption:
- Drinking too much alcohol can lead to fatty liver, hepatitis and 'scarring' of the liver (cirrhosis).
- Heavy drinking can also cause digestive problems as it can result in inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis), as well as stomach and esophageal ulcers.
- Excessive drinking leads to high blood pressure and increases your risk of certain heart diseases and stroke.
- Heavy drinking can cause erectile dysfunction in men, whereas in women, it can interrupt menstruation.
- Habitual drinking has been linked to an increased risk of many cancers including mouth, throat, liver, colon and breast cancer.
- Alcohol use during pregnancy may cause miscarriage as well give rise to a condition called fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). FAS is a condition in a child that results from alcohol exposure during the mother's pregnancy.