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
Kidney Failure, Increase kidney cancer chances