The Effects of Alcohol
The effects of alcohol on the body are many, especially if you are a chronic drinker. There are many long-term effects that can plague heavy drinkers. These range in severity from chronic dehydration and hypoglycemia to the life-threatening symptoms associated with withdrawal. Alcoholism is another condition that can arise from alcohol consumption, which is both an effect of liquor consumption, but is also a catalyst to other ill effects associated with drinking.
The short-term effects of drinking liquor (as it pertains to the human body) are as diverse and plentiful as the long-term effects. There are physical effects from drinking alcohol which include:
- Lowered inhibitions (technically a psychological effect)
- Reduced muscle control
…And because alcohol is a drug, there are also the side effects of alcohol to consider, such as:
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
- Lowered immune system
All of the body’s cell membranes are highly permeable to alcohol, so when you drink you are affecting almost every one of your organs and biological systems. In short, drinking is enjoyable and can be a lot of fun, but when moderation and constraint are not adhered to boozing does takes a toll on your body.