Effect of Alcohol

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Effect of Alcohol by Mind Map: Effect of Alcohol

1. Brain

1.1. Brain cells may die

1.2. Total brain mass decrease

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

1.4. Destroys the cerebellum of the brain Causing irreversible brain damage

2. Heart

2.1. Blood pressure increase

2.2. Because heart compensates for initial pressure decrease caused by alcohol consumption

2.3. Increase the risk of stroke and heart disease

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

3. Liver

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

3.2. Hardening of tissues

3.3. Causes acute alcohol ingestion resulting to fatty liver

3.4. Increase chance of liver cancer

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

4. Kidney

4.1. May lead to kidney failure

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

4.3. Alters hormone functions

4.4. Enlarges Kidney

4.5. Kidney Failure, Increase kidney cancer chances

5. Causes Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy and a weak heart