Alcohol can be a beneficial substance to the coronary system in the body, but this is only when used in the heavy moderation of zero to one drink a day. If consumed in larger amounts alcohol can have dangerous effects on the body. Any amount more than what is considered little to moderate use causes stress on the organs as processing the excess substance takes place.
Beyond the immediate cognitive effects of alcohol ingestion, there are a host of internal functions that occur in the body to process the substance. Each time alcohol in excessively ingested, harm can be done to these organs. The liver is commonly none filter for alcohol in the body. Fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and alcohol-hepatitis are all results from long-term exposure of alcohol by this organ.
The kidneys are also affected, as they can become enlarged from prolonged alcohol abuse and a risk of failure can arise. Diabetics must be aware that alcohol can cause sever drops in glucose levels, or hypoglycemia when consumed in excess. Blood pressure can be pushed up as well when alcohol is used outside of moderation. This can add risk of stroke and heart disease over prolonged use.
Many cancers have been linked to alcohol abuse and alcoholism as well. Alcohol is a poisonous substance when taken in excess, and anything it touches can be scarred or strained leaving opportunities for different types of cancers to form as the damaged cells are replaced and repaired. The esophagus, pharynx, mouth, liver, pancreas, and breast are all put at heightened risk.