Alcohol also affects the nervous system, sugar levels, the circulatory and digestive systems as well as immune system.
|Central Nervous system|
Alcohol can reduce communication between your brain and your body. This makes coordination more difficult and affects speech. An intoxicated person will have slurred speech and trouble balancing.
As alcohol causes more damage to your central nervous system, you may experience numbness and tingling sensations in your feet and hands.
This area of the brain is responsible for emotional control, short-term memory, and judgement, in addition to other vital roles.
|Sugar Levels||Alcohol can damage the pancreas preventing it from producing enough insulin to utilize sugars. This can lead to hyperglycemia, or too much sugar in the blood.|
|Circulatory System||Alcohol may affect the heart and lungs. Chronic drinkers have a higher risk of heart related issues opposed to non-drinkers. Circulatory complications include: high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, irregular heart beat and heart disease or failure.|
|Digestive System||Drinking can damage the tissues in your digestive tract and prevent your intestines from digesting food and absorbing nutrients and vitamins. As a result, malnutrition may occur.|
|Immune System||Heavy drinking can lower the body’s ability to fight infection and disease. Your body’s natural immune system fights off invading germs and viruses. Drinking alcohol also increases your risk for several types of cancer, including mouth, breast, and colon.|