What are the effects of alcohol on Digestion System ?
Alcohol consumption can lead to type 2 diabetes and all serious consequences of this disease.
The liver is the organ that metabolizes alcohol. Liver enzymes convert alcohol first into acetaldehyde, then to acetate, and then to other compounds. Since this process takes place very slowly, it tires the liver tissue and harms it.
Due to discomfort of the liver and inflammation in the cells, people with susceptibility to alcoholic hepatitis may be seen. In this process, the liver first becomes fatty, then hepatitis, and this can later turn into cirrhosis. It can eventually progress to liver cancer, leading to the death of the person.
Other changes in the liver organ can cause jaundice, yellowing of the skin, eye flux, water in the hands and feet.
As the antidiuretic hormone level decreases, kidney function may deteriorate, causing fluid loss.
Alcohol contains a lot of calories with very little nutritional value. It prevents the absorption of some vitamins and minerals. It leads to unhealthy nutrition by causing loss of appetite.