Excessive alcohol consumption or heavier drinking is extremely vulnerable to many health problems and, is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. This can cause death, disease, injury and is a major factor in ill health and social harm in India. Consumption of alcohol cannot be considered safe for anyone. To minimize your risk of death, disease, and accident, the Indian guidelines recommend healthy adults should drink no more than 5 drinks on a single occasion.
Excessive alcohol consumption may cause abnormal activation of digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas, increasing of these enzymes can lead to inflammation known as pancreatitis and cause a serious complication. Alcohol consumption can affect your body both inside and outside; you are not even seeing the damages to your internal organs.
Brain: Excessive alcohol can interfere with brain functions; it damages the different region of the brain such as cerebral cortex, cerebellum and limbic system can impact the body communication pathways. It can cause temporary complications such as loss of balance, memory loss, coordination and emotional response issues.
Heart: The negative effects of alcohol consumption are extreme on human heart. Excessive drinking can weaken the heart, impacting how oxygen and nutrients are delivered to other vital organs. It increases the level of triglycerides, risk of developing dangerous health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Liver: Excessive alcohol consumption in a short period of time can overwhelm the metabolism process and lead to fatty liver; it is a chronic condition that involves to buildup bad fat in the liver. Overweight and obesity is one of the biggest factors of fatty liver, may cause liver failure and type 2 diabetes.
Pancreas: Prolonged alcohol consumption can cause the blood vessels around the pancreas to swell, leading to pancreatitis which increases the risk of pancreatic cancer. The main function of pancreas is to regulate blood sugar level in body. Excessive drinking may impact your pancreas and cause lasting health complication.