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Effects of Alcohol, Coffee, and Cigarettes on your Body


The use of cigarettes, coffee, and alcohol is so common today that most people do not realize that they are powerful drugs that can have harmful effects on the body. Excessive use of these products can be just as bad as or worse than eating improperly.

Cause and effect of smoking cigarettes

Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco smoke that causes smokers to continue to smoke.

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Nicotine speeds the heart rate, constricts blood vessels, and destroys Vitamin C in the blood. It can also raise blood cholesterol by stimulating the adrenal glands. And there is now some evidence to indicate that absorption of carbon monoxide by red blood cells contributes to a build-up of fat in the arteries. A deficiency in Vitamin C caused by heavy smoking might permit a small blood vessel to break and form a clot that could travel to the heart and lodge in a coronary artery. If you combine all of the effects of cigarette smoking with atherosclerosis or heart disease, you have a guaranteed formula for premature death.

Obviously, the pleasure of puffing on a cigarette isn’t worth the risk, even for a person with healthy arteries and a strong heart.


Harmful effects of smoking on the lungs

Lungs are very badly affected by smoking. Coughs, colds, wheezing and asthma are just the start. Smoking can cause fatal diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer.

What happens to your lungs when you smoke one cigarette?

Cigarette smoke is greatly damaging to the lungs. It can also suffocate your body. Experiments conducted at the University of California, for example, revealed that ten inhalations of cigarette smoke would close 50 percent of the lung’s air passages for about one hour by constricting tiny bronchioles. Bathing the lungs with smoke can also prevent the exchange of carbon dioxide for oxygen by coating the air sacs with tar. Lung tissue may harden so that it cannot even absorb oxygen. It is even shocking that carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke can actually prevent red blood cells from absorbing oxygen which may cause several health issues to consumer. If you want to be truly youthful and vigorous, you should not smoke. If you already smoke, then make up your mind to quit now. When your lungs and your blood cells have been relieved of the burden of cigarette smoke, a free exchange of carbon dioxide for oxygen will make you feel 100 percent better. Best of all, you’ll be less likely to suffer from such crippling diseases as lung cancer, coronary disease, bronchitis asthma, emphysema, stomach ulcers, and arteriosclerosis. You’ll have a better chance of growing old without becoming sick or prematurely senile.

Possible Side Effects of Too Much Caffeine ☕

Caffeine reaches your brain quickly and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. It can help you feel more awake and less tired but for short term only. Caffeine and headaches have a complicated relationship.

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The caffeine in coffee and cola drinks can also constrict blood vessels, increase the heart rate, and stimulate the adrenal glands. This overworks the heart and starts a chain reaction that lowers blood sugar and raises blood fat. I wouldn’t deny a coffee lover his morning cup of coffee, but no one should drink more than two or three cups of coffee each day. Coffee is such a powerful stimulant that it can be used as a drug. One cup of coffee, for example, is sometimes effective in relieving pain caused by dilated and throbbing arteries in certain types of headaches. Persons who become addicted to caffeine, however, may develop a headache when they don’t have their usual cup of coffee. Regular ingestion of the drug alters your brain’s chemical makeup, leading to fatigue, headaches and nausea if you try to quit so just try to reduce the amount of intake. Balanced amount of coffee and cola drinks will not harm you much and may also help you coming out of your stress because the society in which we all are living today is full of pressure and challenges in which we can’t stop taking little amount of drugs in any form(coffee and cola drinks). Hope you all understand the point and take care of yourself.

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Effects of Alcohol on the Body

People who drink heavily for a long time can develop diseases such as liver inflammation (alcoholic hepatitis) or severe liver scarring (cirrhosis). Alcohol-related liver disease can cause death.

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Alcohol is a vasodilator(refers to the widening of blood vessels); that is, it dilates the arteries rather than constricting them. For this reason, some doctors recommend an occasional drink to improve circulation in certain types of circulatory disorders. It’s important to remember, however, that whenever calories are supplied by alcohol, the calories in food are stored as fat in the tissues. Important 13 vitamins are destroyed, weakening the nervous system and the heart and interfering with the metabolism of fat. An occasional social drink may do no harm, but don’t be pressured by the cocktail cult into having a drink each day or before each meal.

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