Alcoholic liver disease is the main cause of illness and deaths in United States of America. This disease can be found normally in the people who abuse alcohol since long time. There are different stages involved in these liver disease which slowly ruins the livers performance and finally damages it completely. The more longer alcohol is consumed and in more quantities, the greater will be the risk of developing liver diseases.
The first stage of liver damage is swelling and inflammation which can be termed as hepatitis. Later it can lead to scaring and results in cirrhosis of liver, which is the final stage of liver disease. Women have high chances of getting liver diseases than men. In some cases it may be hereditary, if you take the habit as hereditary. It may not happen in all the heavy drinkers. It varies from person to person depending upon the food and the nutrients they are taking. Poor nutrition makes the liver problem even worse.
In these liver diseases, symptoms may not be seen until the disease is in advanced and severe conditions. Commonly seen symptoms are abdominal pain, loss of appetite, jaundice, dry mouth and increased thirst, weight loss, swelling in legs, change in skin color, nose bleeding, bloody, dark or tarry bowel movements and blood vomiting.
There are several changes in person’s behavior, which also include irritation, excitement, frequent change in moods, confusion, memory loss, poor concentration. It does not mean that you have to wait till all these symptoms are seen. These symptoms are seen only in the advanced stages of the disease. So it is better for you to quit drinking to avoid all these consequences and make your life less risky. It not only makes you happy, but also makes the people in and around you who always think and care about you.
Alcohol, is not only a problem to a person who has it, but also shows adverse effects on socioeconomic factors. It affects both personal and private lives of the persons who abuses it. It is even worse in case of people who get addicted to it. They are ready to do any thing just to have that little thing. They lose many things in their life and never care about the consequences they are going to face in their future. They don’t even bother about the people who depend on them for livelihood. They become very selfish in satisfying their desire of boozing. Let us see in detail; some of the socioeconomic problems caused due to alcohol abuse.
Personal life: The affect of alcohol mainly changes the person’s behavior. The way they handle the relations changes apparently leading to the disturbances in personal life. The affects on partner and the children last for long which may lead to violence and aggressive behavior towards them. Pregnant women who consume alcohol, results in the adverse affects on fetus which causes fetal alcoholic disorders to the delivering babies. Other members of the family may get mental depressions and fear will be developed in them due to behavior of alcoholic abuser.
Work Performance: Alcohol abuse also affects working atmosphere of the person. The person might have some health problems which results in irregularity. Heavy drinking may lead to less productivity. They lose their respect among the colleagues and it may some times lead to unemployment.
Economic problems: It is fine if a person who is wealthy enough drinks alcohol regularly. But it is different in the case of people with low wages and unemployment. Besides, the money they spend for drinking, they also have some other expenses like medical bills and legal expenses. This not only results in his bad health but also causes poverty in some cases.
Violence: The main cause for domestic violence incidents is either abusing husbands or abusing wives. Both will be the victims of the violence. The reason for violence in most of the cases is mainly due to the rude and aggressive behavior of the abuses which the other person don’t like and seriously appose. This results in frequent clashes between the partners and one day may lead to incidents involving violence.
The above factors show that just a little thing of giving away the habit of alcohol may save many things which are valuable and most important to be respectable in the society.