Heavy drinking harms brain, memory. 1-2 drinks/day = brain aging 2 yrs. Alcoholism causes Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome from thiamine deficiency.
Heavy drinking risks dental issues, bacteria thrive in mouth. Unhealthy habits, bad breath, cancer risk, long-term damage.
Alcohol impairs breathing, damages airways. Higher pneumonia risk. Opioids mixed with alcohol risks overdose, organ shutdown, brain damage.
Alcohol weakens muscles, causing cramps, spasms, and aches in alcoholic myopathy. Balanced diet, therapy, and abstinence can help.
Alcohol impairs eyesight, causing double vision, decreased vision/color perception. Excessive alcoholism can lead to blindness from optic nerve damage.
Alcohol causes rapid/irregular heartbeat, alcoholic cardiomyopathy (weakening heart muscle), leading to heart failure.
Liver filters 90% of alcohol, destroys molecules. Heavy drinking causes cirrhosis. Symptoms: jaundice, fatigue, swelling, dark urine, discolored stool.
Alcohol harms stomach and gut, causing gastritis, ulcers, tumors, weight changes, skin issues, malnourishment.
Alcohol damages pancreas, leading to pancreatitis. Chronic alcohol consumption impairs digestion, causing inflammation, pain, vomiting, and jaundice.
Alcohol dehydrates, harms kidneys, causing stones, failure, disease. Symptoms: high blood pressure, fatigue, swelling.