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Harmful Effects of Alcohol

FRESHMAN HEALTH

Brain & CNS


Impaired behavior &

Judgment, Memory,
Concentration &
Coordination
Depressant, Sleep, Loss
of feeling for pain,
respiratory failure, coma,
death
Brain and mental
disorders & addiction

Other affects of CNS


Slows reactions
Impaired fine motor

skills
Impaired visual ability

Lungs

High amounts of alcohol could stop

breathing leading to death


Lowered resistance to infection

Negative affects of Alcohol


Diseases
Pregnancy problems
Legal problems
Work problems

Liver
Alcohol Hepatitis (inflammation & destruction of

liver cells)
Cirrhosis (irreversible destruction of liver cells)
Jaundice (Yellowing of the skin)
Edema (fluid build up)
Decreased ability to clot blood
Increase of the fat in liver causing liver failure
leading to coma and death

Cirrhosis

Edema

Jaundice

Mouth
Slurred speech

Throat
Damage to the esophagus
Induced vomiting
Throat cancer

Heart
Cardiomyopathy

(weakens heart and its


ability to pump blood)
Irregular hear beat
Increased blood pressure
Increased risk for heart
attack
Increased risk for stroke

Heart
Heart Attack

A heart attack is when


blood vessels that supply
blood to the heart are
blocked, preventing
enough oxygen from
getting to the heart. The
heart muscle dies or
becomes permanently
damaged. Your doctor
calls this a myocardial
infarction.
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Stroke

A stroke is an interruption
of the blood supply to any
part of the brain. A stroke
is sometimes called a
"brain attack.
A stroke happens when
blood flow to a part of the
brain is interrupted
because a blood vessel in
the brain is blocked or
bursts open.
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Muscles
Become weaker
Atrophy
Muscle spasms

Stomach
Stomach ulcers
Inflammation
Stomach cancer

Pancreas
Significant risk for

Pancreatitis

Intestines
Cancer of the intestines & colon
Nausea, diarrhea, sweating and loss of appetite
Impairs small intestines ability to process nutrients

and vitamins

Pregnancy Problems
Infertility
Increased risk for breast

cancer
Fetal Alcohol
Syndrome FAS

Legal Problems
Alcohol use increases

agression in consumers abd


they end up comitting more
crimes and end up in jail.
Domestic violence has been
linked to the consumption
of alcohol.
Traffic incidents occur
while under the influence of
alcohol. DWI DUI
Legal fees, court fees,
tickets etc.

Work Problems

Consumption of alcohol

leads to missed days of


work because of
hangovers
Lack of work production
Job loss

Discussion
What did you learn?
Did anything surprise you? If so what?
What will you take away from this presentation?