Alcoholism
Alcoholism

  ALCOHOLISM:-

The term alcoholism is defined as chronic drinking that interferes with one’s personal, family, or professional life. While an occasional drink is not likely to be harmful

NUTRITIONAL EFFECTS

  • Alcoholism can lead to malnutrition, not only because chronic drinkers tend to have poor diets, but also because alcohol alters digestion and metabolism of most nutrients.
  • Severe thiamine deficiency is extremely common, as are deficiencies of folate, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and selenium.
  • Because many alcoholics suffer a deficiency of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium, they are at risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis.
  • Impaired liver and pancreatic function may result in faulty fat digestion.
  • Since alcohol stimulates insulin production, glucose metabolism speeds up and can result in low blood sugar. And alcoholics are often overweight, due to calories in alcohol.

DIET AND SUPPLEMENTS HELP

  • A diet addresses underlying problems; for example, an overweight person needs a diet that reverses nutritional deficiencies without additional weight gain.
  • When alcohol gets processed in the liver, it produces highly toxic chemicals. These chemicals can injure the liver cells. This injury then leads to inflammation and alcoholic hepatitis.
  • Alcohol detoxification involves taking a short course of a medicine which helps to prevent withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking alcohol.

VARIOUS FACTOR CAN FOSTER ALCOHOLISM

  • Genetic predisposition learned behavior, and childhood experiences, including abuse, are all thought to foster alcoholism. Progression of these disease varies from one person to another.
  • Some alcoholics are binge drinkers and can go for weeks or even months without alcohol.
  • Chronic overuse of alcohol takes a heavy psychological and physical toll. Alcoholics do not intoxicated, but their ability to work and go about daily activities becomes increasingly impaired.

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