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    How long does it usually take for alcohol to have a significant and irreversible effect on the health? I know it various on the person and how much exactly they drink. But I am talking about in general for most people. Months, years, decades?

    I used to binge drink like every weekend for 6 months, but I have stopped one month ago since I have finished university.
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    How long does it usually take for alcohol to have a significant and irreversible effect on the health? I know it various on the person and how much exactly they drink. But I am talking about in general for most people. Months, years, decades?

    I used to binge drink like every weekend for 6 months, but I have stopped one month ago since I have finished university.
    Really hard to say. I's just go see a doctor if you are concerned and they can explain it to you and possiby give you tests or advice if necessary.

    Personally I would think that what you have mentioned would not affect you too much if you have stopped now. A good lifestyle from here will probably negate any effects it had. Your health is all a combination of everything in your life and 6months bad followed by a lifetime of good will probably be much better that a lifetime of medeoker with no 6mths of bad.

    As I said though, if you are wanting specific answers for you rather than general statistics a doctor will be your best bet.
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    Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. Here’s how alcohol can affect your body:Brain:
    Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination. Heart:
    Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can damage the heart, causing problems including:
    • Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle
    • Arrhythmias – Irregular heart beat
    • Stroke
    • High blood pressure
    Research also shows that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may protect healthy adults from developing coronary heart disease.Liver:
    Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including:
    • Steatosis, or fatty liver
    • Alcoholic hepatitis
    • Fibrosis
    • Cirrhosis
    Pancreas:
    Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can eventually lead to pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion. Cancer:
    Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain cancers, including cancers of the:
    • Mouth
    • Esophagus
    • Throat
    • Liver
    • Breast
 
 
 
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