Alcohol's Damaging Effects on the Brain Essay

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Alcohol's Damaging Effects on the Brain Alcohol can cause blurred vision, slurred speech, and slowed reaction time. So, clearly alcohol effects the brain. Some of these impariments are detectable after only one or two drinks and quickly resolve after the drinking stops. But, a person who drinks heavily for so long, can experience these brain deficits that contunie even after they have been sober for a while. We do know that heavy drinking may have extensive and far-reaching effects on the brain ranging from a simple slip in a memory to a permanent and debililating condition that require life time custodial care. And even moderate drinking leads to a short-term impairment. There's a lot of factors that influence how and what extent the alcohol influences the brain such as: how much and how often a person drinks, the age he or she began drinking, their age, their gender, their genetic background, and his or her heatlh status. All the things above plus more determines how bad alcohol can effect you. Large amounts of alcohol, espicially when consumed quickly and on an empty stomach can cause the person drinking to blackout. Although, blackouts are more common in social drinkers it can happen to anyone. People who have been drinking large amounts of alcohol for long periods of time run the risk of developing serious and persistent changes in the brain. Damage may be a result of direct effect on alcohol or indirect such as a poor health status, or severe liver disease. There is a type of treatment though. An area of the brain called the Cerebellum is responsible for coordinating movements and perhaps even some forms of learning, this part of the brain is very sensitive. Taking Thiame helps to improve brain function, espicially in the people who are in the early stages of WKS ( WKS is Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome). There are a few more ways to help

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