• Alcohol is a depressant.
  • It depresses the central nervous systems’ functions, including judgment, inhibitions, and reaction times.
  • It depletes the body’s fluids and causes thirst and dehydration.
  • This often leads to persons consuming more alcohol to address their thirst.
  • The liver normally maintains the body’s blood-sugar levels, but when alcohol is present, the liver ceases normal functions so it can metabolize the alcohol from the bloodstream.
  • This creates a challenge for diabetics when managing their blood sugar.
  • But it also creates disruptions in the blood-sugar levels of non-diabetics.
  • For a non-diabetic person, the eventual drop in blood sugar level can lead to hunger, nausea, and a hangover.
  • In addition, heavy drinking harms the liver and can result in fatty liver disease, alcohol hepatitis, fibrosis and cirrhosis.
  • And finally, it weakens the immune system, impeding the body’s ability to ward off infections, and leading to serious acute and chronic conditions, even alcohol poisoning and death.
  • Basically, alcohol affects every part of the body it touches.

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