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4 Instant Effects of Alcohol & How They Affect You
4 Instant Effects of Alcohol & How They Affect You

4 Instant Effects of Alcohol & How They Affect You

Last updated:  4 November 2022 

 

[The immediate effects of alcohol include drunkenness, reduced ability to make sound decisions, and frequent urination. Alcohol is meant to be enjoyed. Drink moderately and responsibly!]

 

Do you like to drink? Most of us do. If you don’t, you’re lame!

Ok la, just kidding. Whether you enjoy alcoholic drinks or not, learning about the effects of alcohol on your body can be helpful.

There are many reasons to pour a glass or more – when we celebrate a joyous occasion or have a rough, long day. And these so-called reasons may be the death of us.

 

4 Ways Alcohol Can Affect Your Body 

Not to get confused with the long-term risks of alcohol consumption, which may include liver diseases, heart failure, and erectile dysfunction (do you want bb to go through this?), this article talks about the effects that appear instantly after a few drinks.

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#1 It messes with your brain

Alcohol dulls the area of your brain that controls bodily functions. The more you drink, the higher the concentration of alcohol in your bloodstream.

In return, it will affect your actions, making it hard for you to make judgements or stay in control. The dulling effect can also influence your mood, making you feel either down or aggressive.

To some extent, euphoria will set it. What follows may be slurred words, blurred vision, and poor hand-eye coordination.

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The bad news is that it’s up to your body how it wants to process alcohol. In other words, there are no hacks to sober up instantly or wake up the next day without a terrible headache.

 

#2 Your lungs get “drunk” too

Did you know? By inhaling alcohol vapours, you can get drunk too. You get woozy even faster because the alcohol goes directly to your lungs, followed by your brain, and enters your bloodstream via your tissues.

Fizzy alcoholic drinks like beers are more likely to create vapours. You inhale a small amount of these gases and get intoxicated.

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#3 You pee more often

Alcohol is a diuretic which increases the passing of urine. Since you pee more, it can lead your body to dehydration, and you will feel more thirsty than usual. Symptoms like dizziness, exhaustion, and dry lips are also common.

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Dehydration can become alarming, and the worst-case scenario is that you suffer from seizures.

Alcohol slows down the production of the vasopressin hormone, which tells your kidneys to re-absorb water instead of excreting it through your bladder.

 

#4 Women get the short end of the stick

Well, well, as if being a woman is not disadvantaged enough.

Alcohol affects women much faster than it does men because:

A) Women typically weigh less, which means they have less tissue to absorb the alcohol.
B) Women have more fat and less water content; the alcohol content in the body becomes more concentrated and lasts longer.
C) Women have a lower level of dehydrogenase enzyme – a type of bodily enzyme that breaks down alcoholic particles.

As a result, women get drunk a lot faster and longer.

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How to Cope with the Effects of Alcohol on Your Body

It’s easy. Drink moderately! Good times mean nothing if they put you and your health at risk. 

 

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