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For Men

How harmful alcohol use can affect your body

Diagram of the Male body organs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brain
Brain damage, stroke, memory loss, blackouts, hallucinations, fits, confusion, dementia, mental health problems, depression, anxiety and mood swings
Nervous System
Tingling, numbness and loss of feeling
Heart
Irregular pulse, high blood pressure, becomes enlarged
Liver
Damaged and swollen, cirrhosis, hepatitis, cancer
Reproduction
Impotence and damaged sperm, risk of sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses from unsafe sex
Colon & Rectum
Cancer
Throat
Chronic coughing and cancer
Lungs
Reduced resistance to infection, coughs, colds, risk of pneumonia and tuberculosis
Muscles
Weak, loose muscle tissue
Stomach
Ulcers, inflammation, vomiting and diarrhoea
Kidneys
Reduced function and increased infections
Pancreas
Pancreatitis
Intestines
Ulcers

Some of these problems will improve if the person cuts down or stops drinking, but sometimes not all problems will go away.

That is why it is really important to take it easy and not drink more than the recommended levels.