The consumption of alcohol and health is one of the problems affecting French households. It has become a social scourge that destroys the marriage and creates a huge gap between the couple. According to the reports sent by the French Observatory of Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT), 70% of couples having physical altercations are related to alcohol consumption. Apart from the deterioration of family life, alcohol consumption increases the mortality rate of cancer patients.
Primary factor in pancreatitis and cirrhosis
The consumption of alcohol and health causes a malfunction of the digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas. The accumulation of these enzymes can lead to an inflammation known as pancreatitis. Pancreatitis disease can develop into a severe complication. Initially, pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas swells. Acute pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that occurs as a temporary crisis.
Most cases of acute pancreatitis lead to cancer due to tissue damage or cyst formation. Apart from the pancreas, alcohol consumption and health can also cause damage to the liver. It starts with hepatic steatosis, progresses to alcoholic hepatitis and then to liver cancer.
Alcohol as a disruptive factor in blood sugar regulation
Drinking alcohol and being healthy slows down the proper functioning of insulin. This is because the liver has to work to remove alcohol from the blood instead of managing blood sugar. Normal blood sugar levels should be between 70 and 100 milligrams per deciliter. People with untreated diabetes usually have blood sugar levels above 126 milligrams per deciliter. The alcoholic beverage takes about one to one and a half hours to digest. Alcohol consumption and health reacts like a toxin in the body. Alcohol affects blood sugar levels every time it is consumed.
Drinking alcohol causes an increase in insulin secretion, which leads to a drop in blood sugar levels. Alcohol can also make blood glucose-lowering medications less effective. People with diabetes should be extra careful before drinking alcohol.
A toxin dangerous for the nervous system
The nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. Both should function normally in a normal person. Alcohol consumption and health occur because of the toxic effects of alcohol. From a neurological point of view, the protective blood- brain barrier in your brain prevents or slows down the passage of harmful substances from the blood to the nervous system. But this does not apply to alcohol, as it is able to cross this barrier and reach the nerve cells directly within minutes.