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Why is it that alcoholics develop nerve damage and behavior changes along with cirrhosis?
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Alcohol affects
Alcohol, especially when consumed in excess and over a long period of time, adversely affects every organ in the human body except one, the kidneys.
If a person has changes in their personality or behavior while intoxicated, that is a big problem already. Such an individual should try and do whatever it takes to refrain from alcohol. Damage from chronic excessive alcohol use is irreversible.

In brief: Alcohol affects
Alcohol, especially when consumed in excess and over a long period of time, adversely affects every organ in the human body except one, the kidneys.
If a person has changes in their personality or behavior while intoxicated, that is a big problem already. Such an individual should try and do whatever it takes to refrain from alcohol. Damage from chronic excessive alcohol use is irreversible.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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In brief: Alcohol is a poison.
Kills liver cells, kills brain cells, kills nerve cells.
Also causes malnutrition which makes all the above worse.

In brief: Alcohol is a poison.
Kills liver cells, kills brain cells, kills nerve cells.
Also causes malnutrition which makes all the above worse.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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