The Effects of Alcoholism on the Body & Brain
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When a person suffers from alcoholism, their body endures serious damage. It is important to understand that alcohol addiction can have a severe impact on both the brain and the body, causing extensive neurological and cardiovascular damage.
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Cardiovascular Damage Due to Alcoholism
Heavy consumption of alcohol can lead to alcoholism, which can increase an individual’s risk of heart disease. It can also result in direct damage to the heart.
Two main heart issues that can occur due to alcoholism include:
- Arteriosclerosis: This is the hardening of arteries, which can be caused by a build-up of lipids. Arteriosclerosis makes a person more susceptible to stroke and early death.
- Cardiomyopathy: This is an injury to the portion of the heart muscle that produces energy. It can ultimately lead to death due to heart failure.
Neurological Damage Due to Alcoholism
Not only can alcohol cause serious damage to an individual’s cardiovascular system, but it can also negatively effective their nervous system as well.
Neurological damage due to alcohol addiction can result in impaired or damaged mental function, including the depleting of brain cell reserves. Due to deficiencies in vitamin B, alcoholism can also cause alcoholic poly-neuropathy and Wernicke’s hemorrhagic encephalopathy.
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The good news is that there can be relief from alcohol addiction, no matter how serious, with the help of Schick Shadel. Our alcohol addiction treatment programs are designed to help alleviate the discomfort of withdrawal and customized to fit our patients' unique needs.
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