Here’s a breakdown of alcohol effects on your internal organs and body processes.
Digestive and endocrine glands.
Drinking too much alcohol over time may cause inflammation of the pancreas, resulting in pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can activate the release of pancreatic digestive enzymes and cause abdominal pain.
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Your liver helps break down and remove toxins and harmful substances (including alcohol) from your body.
Long-term alcohol use interferes with this process. It also increases your risk for alcohol-related liver disease and chronic liver inflammation:
- Alcohol-related liver disease is a potentially life threatening condition that leads to toxins and waste buildup in your body.
- Chronic liver inflammation can cause scarring, or cirrhosis. When scar tissue forms, it may permanently damage your liver.
The pancreas helps regulate how your body uses insulin and responds to glucose. If your pancreas and liver don’t function properly due to pancreatitis or liver disease, you could experience low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia.
A damaged pancreas can also prevent your body from producing enough insulin to use sugar. This can lead to hyperglycemia, or too much sugar in the blood.
If your body can’t manage and balance your blood sugar levels, you may experience greater complications and side effects related to diabetes.
Experts recommend avoiding excessive amounts of alcohol if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia.
Central nervous system.
One major way to recognize alcohol’s impact on your body? Understanding how it affects your central nervous system.
Slurred speech, a key sign of intoxication, happens because alcohol reduces communication between your brain and body. This makes speech and coordination — think reaction time and balance — more difficult. That’s one major reason why you should never drive after drinking.
Over time, alcohol can cause damage to your central nervous system. You might notice numbness and tingling in your feet and hands.
Drinking can also affect your ability to:
- create long-term memories
- think clearly
- make rational choices
- regulate your emotions