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What ailment are associated with alcohol other than liver disease?

Asked by flo (13015points) April 11th, 2018

Edited to add:
If doctor says avoid alcohol it’s because it causes what (other than liver disease) problems? Isn’t the list long?

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KNOWITALL's avatar

Raises blood pressure.

flo's avatar

@KNOWITALL I edited to add by the way.

zenvelo's avatar

It can cause kidney problems, too. When alcohol is metabolized, it gets converted to sugar and causes an insulin reaction and a strain on the kidneys.

Alcohol can also damage the esophagus, and also the stomach lining, resulting in ulcerations.

Prolonged alcohol use also impairs brain functioning, resulting in a condition known as wet brain.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Interfering with medication.

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flo's avatar

Good answers.

I was thnking of a more serious ailment @rebbel. Spina Bifda Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, ...

Lightlyseared's avatar

Wernicke’s encephalopathy and Korsakoff’s psychosis.

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