One of the first organs to be affected by alcohol abuse is the Liver. Because the liver acts as a filter, alcohol can hinder its ability to function.
Effects on the Liver
Alcohol is a toxin that has both short and long-term effects on your kidneys. The kidneys are responsible for filtering blood throughout the body. When you drink alcohol, it lessens the kidneys’ ability to filter blood flow. Excessive alcohol use also leads to liver disease, which causes the kidneys to have to work harder and impacts their ability to regulate blood flow. Alcohol use also makes it difficult for the kidneys to make sure the body maintains enough water, leading to dehydration. When this happens, other organs and cells in the body can’t function normally. On top of all this, alcohol consumption results in high blood pressure, which is one of the main causes of kidney disease. Call today if you have questions.
Chronic kidney disease, also called chronic kidney failure, describes the gradual loss of kidney function. Your kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted in your urine. When chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in your body. In the early stages of chronic kidney disease, you may have few signs or symptoms. Chronic kidney disease may not become apparent until your kidney function is significantly impaired. We are here to help.
Alcohol Treatment Center Orlando
If you or a loved one are suffering from an addiction, don’t hesitate to call the Strawberry Center. We are here to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay. Call today.