Saturday, July 20, 2019

Effects of Alcohol Essay -- Cause Effect

Effects of Alcohol   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Alcohol is a widely used substance for both science and in technology. Its name comes from an Arabic word al-kuhl meaning " a powder for painting the eyes". The term was later applied to all compounds that contain alcoholic spirits.   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  To most people alcohol is considerd a downer that reduces activity in the nervous system. Some of the things alcohol effects you is, the alcohol intoxicated person exhibits lose muscle tone, loss of fine moter coordination,and often has a staggering "drunken" gait. The eyes may appear somewhat "glossy" and pupils may be slow to respond to stimulus. At high doses pupils may become constricted. At intoxing doses, alcohol can decrease heart rate, lower blood pressure and respiration rate, and result in decreased reflex and slower reaction times. Skin may be cool to touch but to the user may feel warm or normal, profuse sweating may accompany alcohol use. Loose muscle tone, lose of fine motor coordination,odor of alcohol on the breath,and a stagging "drunken"gait.   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  The effects of alcohol intoxication are greatly influenced by individual variations among users. Some users may become intoxicated at a much lower Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level that I am about to show you. Along with drinking their are different levels to it: 0.02-0.03 BAC: No loss of coorination,slight euphoria and loss of shyness. Depressant effects are not apparent. 0.04-0.06 BAC: Feeling of well-being, relaxation, lower inhibitions, sensation of warmth. Some minor impairment of reasoning and memory, lowering of caution. 0.07-0.09 BAC: Slight impairment of balance, speech, vision, reaction time, and hearing. Judgement and self-control are reduced, and caution, reason and memory are impaired. 0.10-1.125 BAC: Signficant impairment of moter coordination and loss of good judgement. Speech may be slurred; balance, vision,reaction time and hearing will be impaired. (It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle at this level of intoxication.) 0.13-0.15 BAC: Gross motor impairment and lack of physical control. BLurred vision and major loss of balance. Euphoria is reduced and dysphoria beginning to appear. 0.16-0.20 BAC: Dysphoria (anxiety,restlessness) predominates, nausea may appear. The drinker has the appearance of a "sloppy drunk." 0.25 BAC: Needs assistance in walking; total mental confusion.... ...k and smoke, the risk is even higher. BREAST CANCER   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  They say that woman's risk of developing breast cancer increases with alcohol consumtion, as well as age. Particularly vulnerable are women over 50 who have been heavy drinkers over a period of years, their chances of developing breast cancer are up to 18 times greater than non-drinkers. Research indicates that alcohol may play an indirect role in this disease by increasing estrogen levels in premenopausal women, whinh in turn may promote breast cancer. Thus, for younger women to lessen their risk of breast cancer, dont drink, or at least limit yourself to no more than one a day. SKIN CANCER   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Reserchers say that women who average only two drinks a day, four days a week, are 2 1/2 times more likely to develop melanomia than women who dont drink. Experts recommend that women limit themselves to one drink a day, and men two drinks a day. OTHER CANCERS   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Some studies have found a link between alcohol use and cancers of the: - colon -stomach -pancreas -lungs. Although theres no evidence that alcohol itelf is a caracinogen, it has been associated with suppression of the human immune system

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