Effects Of Alcohol On The Alcoholic Beverage

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The alcoholic beverage has long been a key element of our social world and has grown into a way of life for many. It is something that is at almost every party that we attend, it is advertised on television, and is promoted by many celebrities. People consume alcohol to celebrate an occasion, socialize with their friends or strangers, or to just simply relax. Alcohol, whether it be in the form of wine, beer, or spirits, have almost become inescapable in todays society. We often wonder the effect that is has on different individuals, and wonder why some become so heavily addicted to it while others do not. Because the prevalence of alcohol has continued to flourish in our society, the number of people who heavily consume it has increased…show more content…
Some acute physical effects of having an elevated BAC level can include: reduced inhibitions, slurred speech, motor impairment, confusion, memory problems, concentration problems, breathing problems, violent behavior, being involved in a car accident, or in worse case scenario, death (niaaa). When an individual finds himself or herself drinking heavily over a long period of time, they may develop chronic physical effects of alcoholism. “Alcoholism is currently listed as the third leading cause of death in our society” (dlcas). However, because many deaths related to alcohol go unreported, some believe that alcoholism could be the number one killer in today’s world (dlcas). For example, when a person dies from the failure of an organ, the role that alcohol could have played in that failure is not taken into consideration. It is no doubt that alcohol certainly has the potential to cause serious physical harm to all of the body systems. Symptoms can arise in an individual’s general appearance, such as having hand tremors, irritability, jaundice, rosacea, and swelling of the parotid gland (dlcas). The gastrointestinal tract can be affected by alcoholism producing symptoms of dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea that is recurrent, abdominal pain, hypo or hyperglycemia, and can damage the liver (dlcas). Alcoholism can also affect the cardiovascular system, respiratory systems, central nervous
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