Alcohol abuse has a big impact on your body. Hover or click on any body part to learn about how it is specifically affected.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR BRAIN:

  • Irreversible brain damage
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Mood and personality changes
  • Anxiety and depression

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR EYES:

  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Double vision
  • Redness
  • Tunnel vision
  • Optic nerve degeneration

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR TEETH:

  • Cavities
  • Periodontal disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Abscesses in the mouth

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR CIRCULATORY SYSTEM:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Blood clotting
  • Anemia

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR HEART:

  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR LUNGS:

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR STOMACH:

  • Gastritis
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion or heartburn

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR KIDNEYS:

  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Increased urine flow
  • Increases electrolyte levels
  • Weight gain

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR LIVER:

  • Fatty liver
  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR PANCREAS:

  • Damaged tissue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR SKIN:

  • Permanent redness
  • Dehydration
  • Premature wrinkles
  • Skin cancer
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM:

  • Increased estrogen
  • Low sperm count
  • Inability to achieve an erection
  • Prostrate and testicular cancers
  • Endocrine disruption

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR BONES:

  • Bone formation
  • Weaker Bones
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis

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THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR JOINTS:

  • Arthritis
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Sprains/strains
  • Inflammation

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