On several different occasions we come together with family, friends, co-workers, and others that are dear to use to celebrate all types of moments in our lives. We have weddings, holiday parties, career parties, and tons of other events where we have drinks.
Although having a few drinks from time to time does not have much affect on you, consuming to much alcohol excessively can cause problems with your health. Below is a list of things you may be at risk for:
- Deterioration of your liver. Your liver breaks down and filters alcohol from your blood through a process called oxidation. But if you consume to much it is not filtered in a timely manner and then it will lead to having a fatty liver, which is the early process of liver disease. After this stage if you do not begin to care for yourself and begin to cut off your intake you then enter into a stage called cirrhosis which is a irreversible stage that more than likely will lead to liver failure.
- Drinking to much can lead to cancer. Cancers of the throat, esophagus, mouth, liver, and breast.
- Pancreatitis can be developed. This is also known as inflation of the pancreas.
- Your immune system can be affected. Drinking everyday or almost everyday can causers your immune system to become weak. If you notice people who drink more catch colds, flu, and other illness faster.
- Bad for your heart. It can cause the heart to become weak (cardiomyopathy) and have an irregular beat pattern (arrhythmias). It also puts people at higher risk for developing high blood pressure.
- Bacteria grows in your gut. Bacteria can eventually migrate through your intestinal walls and into the liver which then leads to liver damage.
- Drinking gives your body work to do that keeps it from other processes. Once you take a drink, your body makes metabolizing it a priority — above processing anything else. Unlike proteins, carbohydrates and fats, your body doesn’t have a way to store alcohol, so it has to move to the front of the metabolizing line. This is why it affects your liver, as it’s your liver’s job to detoxify and remove alcohol from your blood.
Keeping these facts in the front of our minds is important. It allows for us to tackle and prevent problems before they are started. Click here to access a healing revelation from a local Pastor that can help to set you or someone that may be struggling with alcoholism free.