Effects Of Alcohol Abuse On The Body

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Effects of alcohol abuse
Alcohol abuse has become a growing problem in the U.S. today. Even though alcohol prevents certain illness and extends life, alcohol abuse needs to be controlled before it gets to out of hand because it has many negative effects on a person’s body, it can cause harm to children mentally and physically, and not only affects the person drinking it but the people around them.
Alcohol abuse has many negative effects on the body. One way it affects the body is through the heart. It can cause a stroke, high blood pressure along with many other complications. Alcohol abuse can also cause cancer in the mouth, liver, thought, and esophagus. It can also weaken the immune system and prevent proper digestion in the pancreas.
Alcohol abuse can also affect the brain by changing the way it looks and works. This causing mood change and behavior change making it hard to think clearly and move with coordination. Moving without good coordination could cause the person drinking to stumble or even fall. It also can affect the liver causing fatty liver, fibrosis, and cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is inflammation and/or thickening of tissue.
Weschke and Niedeggen did research and test showing that the group received the placebo post measurements were greater than there pre measurement for the contrast perception test, and the group that received the alcohol there pre measurements were greater than there post measurements in the same test as the placebo group. Also they did another…
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