Effects of Excessive Alcohol Drinking

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Although alcohol is commonly consumed on various social occasions, excessive alcohol drinking can have detrimental effects on both physical and mental health, such as fatty liver, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, impaired speech, and unsteadiness. Moreover, it can lead to a loss of the ability to engage in social interactions, maintain relationships, and fulfill responsibilities. Families with children and alcohol-consuming members typically experience emotional and behavioural problems, as well as decreased work efficiency

2 Dangerous Conditions from Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol Poisoning: symptoms of alcohol poisoning are linked to blood alcohol levels, potentially causing suppressed breathing, vomiting, lowered body temperature, and aggressive behavior. Memory blackouts, common during heavy drinking, can become severe and last up to a day.

Alcohol Withdrawal: this occurs in individuals who have been drinking alcohol continuously for several years and then cut down their alcohol intake or stop abruptly. Symptoms include altered consciousness, confusion, forgetfulness, auditory or visual hallucinations, restlessness, insomnia, tremors, excessive sweating, increased heart rate, and high blood pressure. These symptoms can last for 3-4 days, and they tend to worsen in the evening or at night.

It is well established that that excessive alcohol consumption has negative consequences on the body and can contribute to various illnesses, affecting one’s quality of life, family relationships, and work performance. If you suspect that you or your loved ones may struggle with alcohol dependence, it is advisable to seek professional help…

Ariyaporn Tangcheewinsirikul, M.D.

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