The Damaging Effects Of Alcohol
Alcoholism is a topic that is very personal for me as my Grandfather died from it and my father is a recovering alcoholic. Sometimes we don’t see the problems connected to Alcohol and drinking but they are very real. Here are some of the effects of drinking too much.
How To Know You Are Drinking Too Much
When you get into the habit of drinking too much, there are some effects you might experience. Some of these can be damaging long-term issues.
But others are short-term and less threatening on the surface. However, all of them are examples of how drinking too much is having a negative impact on your body. You might not even be aware of many of them, so read on now.
One of the effects of drinking too much is that your sleep cycles get broken up. This is a problem because it means that your body can’t get enough REM sleep, which is the most active form of sleep. When this happens, you will wake up in the morning feeling like you’re still tired. And you will also gradually become more forgetful as a result of this if you drink too much on a consistent basis. If you were to quit drinking alcohol, you wouldn’t experience this forgetfulness.
Alcoholic neuropathy is a form of nerve damage that is caused when you drink too much on a consistent basis. This can lead to numbness, pains and many other conditions that are linked to nerves. Things like muscle weakness can also occur as a result of alcoholic neuropathy. It’s not something that you can afford to ignore. Most people are not aware of this condition and how serious it can be. So, now you know about it, don’t become a victim of it.
Depression and alcoholism have been linked to one another for a long time. Sometimes, the depression comes first and the alcoholism is a consequence of it. But whichever comes first, it’s known that those who drink too much are more like to suffer from depression. So, it’s not something that can be underestimated. It’s a real problem for people who drink more than they should be drinking. So, if you start to notice that you have some of the symptoms of depression, it might be time to reevaluate your drinking habits.
There are a few different ways in which alcoholic drinks can damage your teeth. If you drink a lot of red wine, then, before long, you will start to notice staining. This is a common side effect of drinking red wine. And there are also dental problems associated with white wine and beer. These drinks cause enamel on your teeth to become eroded gradually. That’s never a good thing to have to deal with. Over time, this will cause serious and visible damage to your teeth.
More Chance of Infections Taking Hold
Drinking too much has the effect of suppressing your immune system. The immune system keeps you healthy and fights off potential infections. So, if your immune system is weakened by the amount of alcohol you’re pouring into your body, this will be a bad thing for your health. Infections will find it much easier to take hold, and as you get older, that can be very dangerous. You don’t want to make your body more susceptible to infections than it already is.
Having a good time is great but knowing what can happen if it’s excessive is essential to your health and your life.