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Effect of Alcohol by Mind Map: Effect of Alcohol
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Effect of Alcohol


Brain cells may die

Total brain mass decrease

Causes Wernicke–Korsakoff resulting to mental confusion, paralysis of the nerves that move the eyes and difficulty with muscle coordination.

Destroys the cerebellum of the brain Causing irreversible brain damage


Blood pressure increase

Because heart compensates for initial pressure decrease caused by alcohol consumption

Increase the risk of stroke and heart disease

moderate drinkers have a lower risk of both nonfatal myocardial infarction and fatal heart disease than do abstainers.


Causes inflammation of the liver caused by alcohol, resulting to alcoholic hepatitis

Hardening of tissues

Causes acute alcohol ingestion resulting to fatty liver

Increase chance of liver cancer

Causes cells of the liver are damaged and can't repair themselves, resulting to cirrhosis


May lead to kidney failure

As it has to work overly hard to convert alcohol into usable energy by the body in short period of time.

Alters hormone functions

Enlarges Kidney

Kidney Failure, Increase kidney cancer chances

Causes Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy and a weak heart