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Alcohol doesn't impair any functions of the liver unless it is heavily abused for a period of decades.

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What are Some of the functions of the liver impaired by alcohol?

Alcohol-related liver damage can be divided into three categories: Fatty liver. Some degree of fat deposition in the liver occurs in almost all heavy drinkers. Alcoholic hepatitis. This disorder is characterized by widespread inflammation and destruction (i.e., necrosis) of liver tissue. Scar tissue may begin to replace healthy liver tissue, a process called fibrosis. Symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis may include fever, jaundice,2 and abdominal pain. Alcoholic cirrhosis A cirrhotic liver is characterized by extensive fibrosis that stiffens blood vessels and distorts the internal structure of the liver. This structural damage results in severe functional impairment, which may lead secondarily to malfunction of other organs, such as the brain and kidneys.


At 0.08 blood alcohol concentration you are considered impaired?

Yes, although alcoholics may not actually be impaired at that level and some people are impaired at lower levels. The law is arbitrary in this regard to make it easier to obtain convictions of DWI.


When alcohol reaches the brain it begins to effect those areas of the brain that control?

Some of alcohol's effects on the brain are : Difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times, impaired memory.


What are some of the consequences of alcohol?

There are numerous consequences, some short term and some long term. The short term consequences would be poor judgement, slowed reaction time, inability to drive as well as alcohol poisoning when consuming too much alcohol in a short period of time. As for long term consequences, drinking too much alcohol can result in liver damage, liver disease and could also make a person become an alcoholic meaning that they are addicted to and cannot function without alcohol.


Why shouldn't diabetics drink alcohol?

Diabetics should not drink alcohol. period. But it's mostly related to what type of diabetes you're talking about. When alcohol is consumed, it is processed by the liver. The liver is responsible for eliminating toxins in the blood. People with diabetes don't always have a proper functioning liver, and therefore cannot process the toxins in the correct way. Also, in some alcohol there are hidden sugars, and that doesn't help the diabetic's pancreas, whatsoever. Hope this helped. -HayleyHypnotiq (:

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Why are elevated liver enzymes and abnormal liver functions a concern?

It is a concern because it indicates the liver is impaired in some way. Which will lead to an inability to excrete toxins from the body, as well as the livers hundreds of other functions.


What are some functions in the liver?

The liver can filter out bad stuff in your blood


How does alcohol affect teen drivers?

Alcohol has a serious impact on the ability to drive safely. Some of the effects of alcohol are impaired reaction times, poor judgement, impaired vision, reduced concentration, and sleepiness.


What alcohol wont mess up your liver as much?

Dont drink any alcohol, any alcohol can mess up a liver at some point.


What cognitive functions are impaired with alcohol?

Essentially all cognitive functions are impaired in a dose-dependent fashion. Alcohol is a CNS depressant after all. Where this gets confusing is that some cognitive functions, like social interaction, appear to be enhanced in some cases. What is happening here is that the normal suppression of certain behaviors may itself be suppressed by alcohol. So, for example, some people will respond to low doses with feelings of enhanced self confidence and report that social interaction is easier. While this may be true for some (not all studies find evidence of this), all the while - all those abilities that are easily taken for granted like thinking creatively or remembering details are gradually and dose-dendentently impaired. It's basically a catch-22 situation.


What are some of the signs that a person is impaired by alcohol?

They can't walk wellThey have high emotionsYou can kind of smell the alcohol in their breath


What are Some of the functions of the liver impaired by alcohol?

Alcohol-related liver damage can be divided into three categories: Fatty liver. Some degree of fat deposition in the liver occurs in almost all heavy drinkers. Alcoholic hepatitis. This disorder is characterized by widespread inflammation and destruction (i.e., necrosis) of liver tissue. Scar tissue may begin to replace healthy liver tissue, a process called fibrosis. Symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis may include fever, jaundice,2 and abdominal pain. Alcoholic cirrhosis A cirrhotic liver is characterized by extensive fibrosis that stiffens blood vessels and distorts the internal structure of the liver. This structural damage results in severe functional impairment, which may lead secondarily to malfunction of other organs, such as the brain and kidneys.


Why is the liver so large?

The liver is the largest gland in the body and it is responsible for many functions in the body. Some of these functions include detoxification of the blood and metabolism of glucose.


List some health problems that are associated with chronic use of alcohol?

Anemia, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cirrhosis of the liver, dementia, depression, seizures, gout, high blood pressure, impaired immune system, nerve damage, and pancreatitis are all linked to excessive use of alcohol.


How long to repair a liver from alcohol?

The liver can recover from alcohol damage to a degree, but it will never be repaired completely. The best one can hope for is resumption of normal function and some reduction of the fatty liver syndrome.


What are the advantage and disadvantage of alcohol in your body?

An advantage of having some alcohol in the body is to regulate the liver. Excessive amount can actually destroy the liver. So don't over do it.


At 0.08 blood alcohol concentration you are considered impaired?

Yes, although alcoholics may not actually be impaired at that level and some people are impaired at lower levels. The law is arbitrary in this regard to make it easier to obtain convictions of DWI.

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