After having a stressful day, everybody wants to relax at the end of the day by using different ways. Some people meditate, some prefer to sleep, and some drink a beer or a glass of their favorite wine to relax. If you are from the one who use alcohol to relax, did you ever think how severely it affects your health? Pause before taking the next sip and think about it.
Either you drink a glass of wine once a day or once a week; it is unhealthy in every aspect. You might not know that how severely alcohol affects your overall health. It can destroy your organs. There are some signs of alcoholism which you must not ignore. you can get some hint by noticing the behavior of the person, for instance, people experiencing short-term memory loss, extreme mood swings and making excuses for drinking (such as to relax or deal with stress). These are all warning signs of alcoholism. Watch them and get them cured, before it destroys your health.
I have listed some, out of many ways alcohol affects your health. Read on to know the devastating effects of alcoholism.
It disturbs the immune system
Chronic excess alcohol intake can cause abnormalities in the blood, leading to anemia (low hemoglobin) and low platelets. It also restrains the immune system, making the body weak to fight against both viral and bacterial infections. People with binge drinking habit for over a long time are more prone to suffer from infections after surgery, burns, hepatitis C infection, tuberculosis, etc.
It weakens the bones and muscles
Long-term use of alcohol affects the muscles and weakens the bones. Heavy alcohol use inhibits the bone formation and absorption of calcium which leads to osteoporosis (thinning of bones). Heavy alcohol intake also lead to painful conditions like osteonecrosis (when bone tissue dies) and gout (kind of arthritis or inflammation of the joints).