Most of the consumers of alcohol are either unaware of the adverse effects of it or are unable to help themselves to get rid of this hazardous habit. Researchers have shown that even a casual drinker of alcohol is at risk of various fatal diseases like short term memory loss, slow response time to stimuli, sleep disorders and many more. Though, the regular drinkers of alcohol are more at risk. Unfortunately, these health issues do not show any symptoms of their existence at the initial stage. In many cases, these are discovered after a person has spent several years with these lethal diseases. And when these are discovered to be present in the person’s body, they have already done irreparable damage to his body.
Some recent studies have shown that women are more at risk when it comes to alcohol related brain damage as compared to men. Liquor when consumed in access for a long term disturbs the normal process of absorption of vitamins from the body. Ultimately the body becomes deficient to vitamins, especially vitamin B due to alcohol abuse and may result in mental disorders and long term learning disabilities. Those who start consuming alcohol at an early age are more likely to fall victim to these health problems.
As a person starts consuming liquor regularly, his body becomes addicted to it. The more he drinks, the tougher it becomes for him to leave this habit. Many regular alcohol drinkers who tried to stop drinking or reduce their intake without any professional assistance have experienced various withdrawal symptoms that made them unable to continue with their rehabilitation program. These symptoms were:
• Mood swings
• Muscular fragility
The reason why alcoholism causes learning disability and memory loss is because it causes a physical shrinkage of the part of the brain that supports these functions. As the alcohol consumption and the age of the person increases, continual alcohol abuse will result in more shrinkage. The foremost sign of this shrinkage is short term memory loss. The alcohol related brain damage caused depends upon the individual system of the person. A noticeable fact here is that the diet the person consumes also determines the effect of alcohol on his body.
Alcohol affects almost all parts of the human body including brain, liver, kidneys, nervous system and pancreas. Though the damage caused by the consumption of alcohol is enormous, yet if caught at an early stage, the normal health can be recovered. Completely restraining the use of alcohol, following a strict diet plan and consumption of vitamins like vitamin B and thiamine can show miraculous results if done religiously. But these steps should be taken under strict medical supervision for best and fastest results. Otherwise, it becomes very tough for the person to face the withdrawal symptoms and carry on with his rehabilitation program.
If anyone close to you is suffering from alcohol abuse, you should suggest him to undergo a proper treatment for it.