October 17, 2011

How Alcohol Addiction Affects Bodily Organs

StopThe effect of an alcohol addiction on the stomach is extremely dangerous in that it becomes unable to produce the natural digestive fluid in sufficient quantity and also fails to take in the food which it may imperfectly digest. A condition marked by the sense of queasiness emptiness, exhaustion and distention will be faced by an alcoholic. This leads to a loathing for food and a hunger for more alcohol. This causes a permanent disorder which is known as dyspepsia. The catastrophic forms of confirmed indigestion originate by this practice.

The organic deterioration caused by the ongoing alcohol addiction is often of a fatal process. The organ which most frequently undergoes structural changes from alcohol, is the liver. Usually, the liver has the capacity to hold active substances in its cellular parts. In examples of poisoning by assorted lethal compounds, we analyze the 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 rarely free from the influence of alcohol and is too frequently saturated with it.

The minute membranous or capsular structure of the liver gets affected, stopping correct dialysis and free secretion. The liver becomes enlarged thanks to the dilatation of its vessels, the surcharge of fluid matter and the thickening of tissue. This follows contraction of the surface and shrinking of the whole organ in its cellular parts. Then the lower parts of the alcoholic becomes dropsical due to the obstruction offered to the returning blood by the veins. The structure of the liver could be charged with greasy cells and go through what is technically delegated ‘fatty liver’.

The Kidneys also suffer thanks to alcohol addiction. The vessels of Kidneys lose elasticity and power of contraction. The minute structures in them go through greasy alteration. Albumin from the blood simply passes through their surfaces. This results in the body losing its power like it were being run right out of blood steadily.

Alcohol relaxes the vessels of the lungs easily as they are most exposed to the fluctuations of heat and cold. When the subject of the consequences of a fast variation in atmospheric temperature, they get readily choked.

An excessive alcohol addiction really affects the heart. The quality of the membranous structures which cover and line the heart changes and are thickened, become cartilaginous or calcareous. Then the valves lose their suppleness and what’s called valvular disorder becomes permanent. The composition of the coats of the great blood-vessel leading from deep inside share in the same changes of structure so that the vessel loses its pliancy and its power to feed the heart by the recoil from its distention.

Again, the muscle-bound structure of the heart fails owing to deteriorate changes in its tissue. The elements of the muscly fiber are replaced by fatty cells or, if not so replaced, are themselves transferred into an altered muscular texture in which the power of contraction is greatly reduced.

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Bobby said:

Am I an Anomaly? I want to stop drinking and most of the behavior of alcoholism as described in these self help web sites do not seem to apply to me. (Other than the obvious which is, “I want to stop drinking, or drink less, but fail). I have been drinking heavily for about 7 or 8 years (46 years old). In the past 500 days or so I have drank every single day. Always in the evening except for rare social events that begin before evening. I never miss work. I don’t have trouble meeting any requirements. I train for duathlons (Run – Bike – Run) without any difficulties and I compete at a high level. I am not overweight. I do not get hangovers. I do not stumble or generally behave drunk. Now, here is the really odd thing that makes me wonder about myself: I have about 85 to 100 drinks every week – about 10 to 15 per night! I feel like I am just like someone who has 3 to 5 drinks a night, but I can just drink more. My ability to function so well has been a hindrance to stopping. Thanks for listening.

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