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The Effects Of Alcoholism

Drinking Alcohol is prohibited in Islam and other religions. But why does Islam do such a thing? Actually, for many reasons, and in this article, there are enough answers that you need to calm your hearts.

Allah said in the Quran: “O ye who believe! Intoxicants and games 
of chance, and idols and divining arrows are an abomination of Satan’s 
handiwork. Leave it aside so that ye may succeed.” (Chapter V, Verse 9)
“O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks) and gambling, 
and Al-Ansaab, and Al-Azlaam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are
 an abomination to Shaytaan’s (Satan’s) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) 
that (abomination) so that you may be successful” [Al-Maa’idah 5:90]

In the proverb “the prevention is better than cure,” the Quran confirms that Alcohol has benefits, yet it is harmful. Whether you believe it or not, that’s what the Quran states, but the harm outweighs the benefits. So, we can take alcohol in ways that we can be beneficial for medicinal purposes, purifying, and so one.

There are benefits in alcohol, and we cannot deny that fact. But getting hooked on alcohol, being an alcoholic is a graver risk than just using its benefits. Muslims must be obedient to Allah (SWA) and Prophet Mohamed (PUH). We need a reason for everything but that is what the command is, and it’s also a test. Allah gives you gazillion types of drinks, a lot of juices, flavors, many ways to quench your thirst. There are so many choices to follow but only one choice Allah ordered you to stay away from which is drinking alcohol.

The description of different kind of harmful diseases that may inflict the body of Alcohol drinker as follows:

The Brain:

Alcohol has effects on the brain especially the central nervous system, also it may cause brain hemorrhage which may lead to a coma or even death in a worst-case scenario. 

Doctors said that alcohol could affect the sperm cells that may last for three future generations of alcoholics. Alcohol also causes the brain’s delicate neurotransmitters to relay information slower; it also boosts the production of Dopamine which tricks the brain into thinking it’s feeling great. Alcohol also shrinks and disturbs brain tissue, it makes the drinker feel drowsy, suffers from memory loss and lack of motor coordination, and experience sudden mood swings. Over time, this changes the brain’s structure causing heavy drinks to crave more alcohol. Alcohol could also drive you mad, according to medical researches about 80% of all mental patients have been alcohol addictive.

The Liver:

The liver plays an essential role in the body’s metabolic processes. After drinking alcohol, the liver must metabolize and convert it into a safe substance. However, it could only handle a certain amount of alcohol at once before it’s struggled to processing. Alcohol Metabolization produces acetaldehyde, a toxic enzyme, that damages the liver cells and leads to permanent scarring.

When we consume heavy regular doses of alcohol can lead to fatty liver disease. Which in most cases has no symptoms but can at least cause inflammation, abdominal pain, confusion, fatigue, and weakness. Alcohol abuse can also lead to hepatitis. Anywhere from 10% to 35% of heavy drinkers will develop alcoholic hepatitis. 

But still quitting alcohol and seeking treatment may reverse the disease. But when the problem is severe, it can lead to jaundice, stomach aches, fever nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and unexplained weight loss, complication can even cause cancer. Fortunately, someone with alcoholic fatty liver or mild alcoholic hepatitis who stops drinking can typically recover fully though in severe cases of liver damage a transplant may be the only treatment option.

The stomach:

Alcohol is an acidic material, ethyl alcohol that people drink is supposed to formulate an acidic reaction in the stomach. Barely, we see a stomachache happening in somebody who’s taken alcohol for the first or the second time or in small quantities. If you have taken alcohol repeatedly and in larger volumes, the stomach is not able to control the acidity, and the inner lining of the stomach becomes swollen which causes the stomachache. In homeopathy, there is a particular medicine by the name acetic acid which is responsible for looking after this disorder. You must consult your doctor and also the best thing to do away with alcohol as everybody knows is having lemon after they’ve had alcohol so the ache will go down and the symptoms will also become better because of vitamin c.

The Heart: 

Some heart surgeons said that drinking alcohol may benefit the heart in a way or another, but overall, even minimal alcohol may still damage your heart. That means cutting alcohol intake benefits your heart health. 

The Kidneys:

Kidneys come in pairs. Shaped like a red kidney bean. They’re about 5 inches long, 3 inches wide, and position one on either side of your spine. Actually if you but your hands on your hips with your thumbs on your back and move your hands upwards until you touch your ribs and press your thumbs into your back at that point, that’s generally where your kidneys are. You won’t be able to feel them, but that’s where they are.

 The basic job of your kidneys is to clean your blood of a lot of the waste that goes in. also the nutrients basically into your body, there’s a lot of chemical reactions that take place and produce a lot of waste, anything that your body just doesn’t need, or got enough of it. There is about a gallon and a half of going throw your system any one time, that’s the average person and your kidney will go through that about 400 times a day. So while the blood passes throw your kidneys and it’s filtered by about a million of these tiny little microscopic filters called nephrons, once it passes throw them it’s combined with the waste and water and passes throw a tube called ureter to come out of your body.

Kidneys are responsible for homeostasis

 Another job that your kidneys are responsible for homeostasis that balancing minerals and water in your body. They say that if you put the amount of water that you take into on one side of the scale and the amount of water that you passing out of your body on the other side of the scale, both sides should balance equally, and that’s where alcohol comes in and does some damage. 

In the normal function of the body, water will come out in different ways when you sweat or when you breathe.

Alcohol is absolutely not good for the kidneys and it can cause all sorts of wild fluctuations in the water supply in your body throw the diuretic effect of alcohol, and it can also affect your kidneys more than diabetes. Diabetes is the number one reason for kidney failure and it can be the cause of high blood pressure which is the second-highest reason for kidney failure. Again, alcohol is a bad thing to putting inside your body. It’s a toxin. The soon you give it up the better. 

Society:

When you check alcohol on any website most of the articles say that alcohol is the mother of all of the evil deeds, you’ll find out how many people have been addicted to it, how much they suffered in the whole life, how much is broken families have come through, and how many people died from alcoholism from driving and killing and so on. Many statistics go against alcoholism.

Now, if you or a loved one struggle with alcoholism, talk to a doctor today at any addiction treatment center, and get the help you need before it’s too late.

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