I’m sure you knew that excessive alcohol consumption can lead to alcohol poisoning and alcoholism, but did you know that too-frequent alcohol consumption can also lead to a whole array of diseases? Here are just a few of the “nasties” that alcohol can produce in the body:
>> Cirrhosis — This is a potentially fatal liver disease with extremely noticeable side effects. Read more about cirrhosis of the liver here.
>> Alcoholic Hepatitis — Another liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis can cause nausea, weight gain or loss, abdominal pain, and more. Read more about it here.
>> Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy — Chronic alcohol consumption can literally cause the enlargement of one’s heart. Read more about this extremely scary condition here.
>> Alcoholic Dementia — Affecting memory, learning, and many other mental functions, alcoholic dementia can sometimes look similar to Alzheimer’s and can be very debilitating. Read more about it here.
>> Various Cancers — Excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of developing throat, oral, liver, stomach, esophageal, breast, and other types of cancer. Read more about it here.
It’s true: excessive alcohol consumption is no picnic in the park. It can lead to serious, life-threatening diseases that can cut short your life and can make your remaining years extremely uncomfortable. Take those above side-effects to heart and rethink the drink in 2014! Your life is too valuable to waste with alcohol misuse!
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