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Frequently Asked Questions About Alcohol and Its Effects

04/08/2021

FAQ

We are all well aware of the problems and diseases caused due to alcohol consumption. In terms of social problems, people do not hesitate to hurt even their family members, when under the effects of alcohol. Not only that, some people, who are completely normal and decent in their real lives, start using abusive language and get into fights because of alcohol. In fact, DUI (Driving Under Influence) is one of the biggest causes of road accidents and death. Not to mention the connection between alcohol abuse and domestic violence.

These are just the direct disadvantages of drinking alcohol, which are immediately visible. But the consumption of alcohol also has a lot of side effects on our physical health. These effects manifest in the long term. And for people who refuse to stop drinking alcohol, it can even lead to death.

There is no miracle cure medicine to stop drinking alcohol. Homeopathic remedies like Alcoban may help you lessen the severity of the withdrawal symptoms but unless you make an effort, you will eventually relapse. And when it comes to anti-addiction drops side effects, if you feel severe nausea or headache after consuming Alcoban, you should stop using it.

Why is Alcohol Considered Dangerous?

The biggest problem with alcohol is its addictive nature. If everyone, who consumes alcohol, limits them to one drink a day, then perhaps there would be no need for a cardiologist, liver specialist, and advice on abstaining from alcohol. But it is very rare to stop with just one drink.

Drinking alcohol in excess causes a lot of damage to the body. It can cause problems such as liver cirrhosis, liver irritation and inflammation, cancer and heart problems, which are all fatal diseases. Excessive alcohol consumption can also lead to high BP problems and damage to the heart muscle. Due to this, the risk of getting cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, breast increases.

How is Alcohol Processed in the Body?

Alcohol is metabolized in your liver by two enzymes - ADH and ALDH. First of all, the work of metabolizing alcohol is done by ADH which converts it to acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is a toxic compound. It is believed to be the reason for headache-filled hangovers. Acetaldehyde is then metabolized into ALDH, acetic acid i.e. vinegar. After two drinks, you begin feeling the symptoms of intoxication. Because of this, you start doing something that you hardly do consciously, like get into fights and use bad language.

How Does Alcohol Have This Effect in Our Body?

In our brains there are GABA neurons, which we can also call stop neurons and glutamatergic or Go neurons which make us work. Alcohol affects both these neurons and overall the work in a large part of our brain stops. One part of this is the prefrontal cortex, that is, the front part of the brain. It is very active but alcohol impedes its working as well.

Alcohol is injurious to health anyway, but on an empty stomach it causes even more harm. Due to its consumption, there is a burning sensation in the stomach, due to which the food is not digested properly.

Why Is Alcohol So Addictive?

Alcohol activates the neurons that make us feel good, known as dopamine, the feel-good neurotransmitter, which makes people run for another drink in order to feel the effects of alcohol again.

What Happens After You Drink?

After around 3-4 drinks, that is after the accumulation of 50 mg of alcohol in the body, dopamine gets activated. Other effects of intoxication also become visible at this stage such as staggering feet and lowered inhibitions. After ten drinks, the drinker starts feeling the bad effects of alcohol. Vomiting, nervousness, memory loss, inability to speak properly are all symptoms of alcohol intoxication.

Stop Drinking Alcohol

There is no good that can come from drinking alcohol. Even drinking in moderation can eventually lead to problems. Alcohol is the enemy and only you can defeat it. While Alcoban is a very helpful medicine to stop drinking alcohol, it can only do so much. The first step is the self-realisation that there is a problem.

Once you have made up your mind to stop drinking, trust us, nothing can stop you!