Thursday, July 3, 2014


The intake of alcoholic drinks , wether, gin, beer, pkaraga, kankan(local gin), Enthanol, whisky, brandy etc has caused lot of damage to the body, life and health of many people. Some people have developed mental problems, some have died, some faced matrimonial problems and some have comsumers have dropped even beyond poverty level. Its consumption has an adverse effect to various parts of the body.

Effect on the stomach.

The effect of alcohol on the stomach is tremendously dangerous that it becomes incapable to produce the natural digestive fluid in adequate quantity and also fails to absorb the food which may not digest properly. This will finally result to  sense of  nausea emptiness, prostration and distention will always be faced by an alcoholic. This results in  dislike  for food and a craving for more drink instead. Thus there is  a permanent disorder which is called dyspepsia. The dangerous forms of confirmed indigestion originate by this practice.

Effects on the Liver

The organic weakening caused by the |uninterrupted use of alcohol are often of a fatal character. The organ which most frequently undergoes structural changes from alcohol, is the liver. Normally, the liver has the capacity to hold active substances in its cellular parts. In cases of poisoning by various poisonous compounds, we analyse liver as if it were the central depot of the foreign matter. It is practically the same in respect to alcohol. The liver of an alcoholic is never free from the influence of alcohol and it is too often saturated with it. The minute membranous or capsular structure of the liver gets affected, preventing proper dialysis and free secretion. The liver becomes large due to the dilatation of its vessels, the surcharge of fluid matter and the thickening of tissue. This follows contraction of membrane and shrinking of the whole  organ in its cellular parts. Then the lower parts of the alcoholic becomes dropsical owing to the obstruction offered to the returning blood by the veins. The structure of the liver may be charged with fatty cells and undergo what is technically designated 'fatty liver'.

How the Kidneys weaken.

The Kidneys also suffer and weaken as a result of  the excessive consumption of alcohol. The vessels of Kidneys  lose elasticity and power of contraction. The minute structures in them go through fatty modification. Albumin from the blood easily passes through their membranes. The end result is that the body loses its power as if it were being run out of blood gradually. 

Congestion of the lungs.

Alcohol relaxes the vessels of the lungs easily as they are most exposed to the fluctuations of heat and cold. When it is subjected to the effects of a rapid variation in atmospheric temperature, the lungs become readily congested. During severe winter seasons, the suddenly fatal congestions of lungs easily affects an alcoholic.

Alcohol weakens the heart.

In take of alcohol deeply affects the heart. The quality of the membraneous structures which cover and line the heart changes and are thickened, become cartilaginous or calcareous. Then the valves lose their elasticity and what is termed valvular disorder becomes permanent.  The makeup of the the coats of the great blood-vessel leading from the heart share in the same changes of structure so that the vessel loses its  elasticity and its power to feed the heart by the recoil from its distention,  after the heart, by its stroke, has filled it with blood.

Also, the muscular structure of the heart fails owing to degenerative changes in its tissue. The essentials of the muscular fibre are replaced by fatty cells or, if not so replaced, are themselves transferred into a modified muscular texture in which the power of contraction is greatly reduced.

Those who suffer from these organic deteriorations of the central and governing organ of the circulation of the blood learn the fact so insidiously, it hardly breaks upon them until the mischief is far advanced. They are conscious of a central failure of power from slight causes such as overexertion, trouble, broken rest or too long abstinence from food. They feel what they call a 'sinking' but they know that wine or some other stimulant will at once relieve the sensation. Hence they search for relieve until at last they found out  that the remedy fails. The wornout, overworked, faithful heart will bear no more. it has run its course and the controller of the blood-streams broken down. The current either overflows into the tissues gradually damming up the courses or under some slight shock or excess of motion ceases completely at the centre.

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