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What Does Alcohol Do To Your Body And Brain
Many things: Depends on how much you drink, how often, and your own biology/psychology. Safe drinking limits are up to 14 drinks/week in men and 7 drinks/week in women and older people, and no more than 3 drinks on one occasion for women, 4 for men. Those amounts result in mild relaxation, mild disinhibition, decreased anxiety. Higher amounts cause intoxication with impaired driving, and do damage to organs. ...Read more
Depends on amount,: One 12 oz can of beer has same alcohol as one 5 oz glass of wine and 1&1/2 of spirits. So six beers equal to six shots. In moderation not a problem in excess same thing as too much of other alcoholic beverages. Though calorie content is usally higher with beer, could have increase weight gain along with other complications that happen with any type of alcohol. Plenty of alcoholics just drink beer. ...Read more
Lots and lots: Alcohol can cause brain damage, nerve damage, muscle damage, liver inflammation and cirrhosis, GI tract bleeding (gastritis, ulcers), worsens response to infection and damages the immune system, and can contribute to causing cancer of the liver, mouth and throat, esophagus, stomach, colon, bladder and breast. Personality changes may occur with alcoholism, and increased manic-depression, anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Liver Functions : The liver has many functions. Primarily, it filters the blood, detoxifying chemicals and drugs. It also makes proteins that are important for blood clotting and other functions. In addition, it makes bile, which is secreted back into the digestive tract, which helps with digestion and other functions. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Many things: first and foremost it causes a very significant physical dependency, with a withdrawal syndrome complete with anxiety, irritability, headache, poor sleep and intense craving. It is also a cardiac stimulant and over time is partly responsible for the increase in arteriosclerotic heart disease (and other vascular disease) found in smokers and users of smokeless tobacco&e-cigs as well. ...Read more
Makes a body happy: Chocolate, for those who love chocolate, makes a body happy. Dark chocolate is the kind that is considered better for health, compared to the other sugary types (milk chocolate, white chocolate). Dark chocolate does have some fat, and some caffeine-like chemicals. A small amount a day is good; too much of anything can be bad. ...Read more
Great Question : Meth is toxic to the body. It is a highly addictive substance. The user experiences a high or rush that produces a burst of energy or euphoria similar to acute mania. When it wears off, the user becomes depressed. It can make you paranoid and acutely psychotic. It can cause a heart attack or a stroke. Severe weightloss is common and your teeth rot and fall out. Meth kills the body! Don't do it! ...Read more
Lupus : Lupus is an autoimmune disease (where your immune system attacks your body) that can affect various organs of your body. There are systemic, discoid, drug-induced, and subacute cutanous forms. Check out the lupus foundations website for more details and if you are not seeing a rheumatologist at this time, please consider seeing one if you have been told that you may have lupus. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Constipation symptom: When constipated, patients complain of symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, fatigue, and severe cases have decrease in appetite, nausea and vomiting. If you don't release the toxins from the body via feces, i feel it can affect your quality of life by decreasing one's energy levels. It can also affect your nutritional status since most who are constipated are afraid to eat and don't enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prepares for stress.: Adrenaline, or epinephrine, is a chemical produced by your adrenal glands that helps you respond to episodes of severe stress. Epinephrine has dozens of effects, but overall it regulates how your heart beats and how you make extra energy available to deal with things like car accidents or other serious injuries. In cases of severe shock, patients can be treated with epinephrine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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