By consuming excessive amounts of alcohol, you might destroy the whole human organism. Some vital organs suffer more than others. Here are the five vital organs that alcohol destroys the most.
Consumption of a glass of wine per day is good for improving blood circulation and heart’s health. But when, instead of one cup a day, you consume a whole bottle of wine then the effects are reversed. Constant drinking large amounts of alcohol speed up blood circulation and through the blood vessels, that supply the heart with blood, it causes a weakening of the heart muscle. It leads to alcohol cardiomegaly. People suffering from this disease have symptoms of heart failure, shortness of breath, arrhythmia, hepatomegaly and finally heart attack. The risk of sudden cardiac death in people who use alcohol excessively is very large.
Alcohol causes euphoria, good mood and relaxation. In fact, those are the mains reason for its consumption. But large amounts of alcohol destroy the neurotransmitters in the brain, disturbs brain function which over time can be permanently damaged. Many complications which arise from excessive drinking of alcohol are depression, memory disturbances, mood swings, learning and certainly a stroke.
Liver is the organ that is the fastest damaged by the large amount of alcohol. In fact, every bit of alcohol goes through the liver in order to eject it from the body. The liver bears the greatest damage. Alcoholics often suffer from cirrhosis of the liver and cirrhosis is the 12th cause of death in the world.
Kidneys, after liver, are the second body organ(s) that is quickly destroyed by alcohol. Alcohol may cause a disturbance of the amount of water and electrolytes in the body, increased blood pressure, and in many cases, kidney failure. Excessive consumption of alcohol, according to some statistics, is the most common cause of kidney failure. In such cases, the only solution is dialysis or transplantation.
Pancreas is the last, but certainly not least organ of our list that suffers from alcohol. Alcohol can harm endocrine secretion of the pancreas and causes him autodigestion. The disturbance of the secretion of digestive enzymes from the pancreas can cause acute pancreatitis which is a high risk condition and has a high rate of mortality.