When there is the element or traces of alcohol consumption in any given family, chances are that, peace will be very elusive in such an environment. It may not matter who is the victim, so long as the common denominator is miss use of alcohol tables will have to be turn upside down for peace and tranquility to prevail. This can only serve to confirm the implications of alcoholism to family domestic violence. And for the a voidances of doubt says doctor Dalal Akoury alcoholic households are less cohesive and have endless conflicts, and members of such families are less independent and expressive than households with nonalcoholic or recovering alcoholic parents. Domestic violence is a common consequence of alcohol abuse across the globe and that is why you and I must pool together to bring this scourge to manageable levels.
Experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center have for the past two decades been studying the effects of alcohol and particularly to the domestic violence and their findings does not miss the point, it has been established that when it comes to domestic violence, women and children are the major losers. A lot of abusive men when under the influence of alcohol are very violent and beat up their spouses and children recklessly and disorderly. Like for instance:
The Effect on Women – this is a serious risk factor for injury from domestic violence and in many cases the injury are inflicted by the male partner under the influence of alcohol.
The Effect on Children – Alcoholism in parents also increases the risk for violent behavior and abuse toward children. Children of alcoholics tend to do worse academically than others, have a higher incidence of depression, anxiety, and stress and low self-esteem than their peers. In addition to their own inherited risk for later alcoholism, many children of alcoholics have serious coping problems that may last their entire life. Adult children of alcoholic parents are at higher risk for divorce and for psychiatric symptoms. One study concluded that the only events with greater psychological impact on children are sexual and physical abuse.
Over the years researchers are finding common genetic factors in alcohol and nicotine addiction, which may explain, in part, why most alcoholics are often smokers as well. Doctor Akoury reiterates that alcoholics who smoke are actually compounding their health problems probably into calamities. In fact, some studies indicate that people who are alcohol-dependent and smoke all at the same time are more likely to die of smoking-related illnesses than alcohol-related conditions. Abuse of other drugs is also common among alcoholics. This is a very technical health problem is I may say. Alcohol and cigarette are never friends and bringing them into your health can only be said for luck of better adjective to be very dangerous. In instances like this doctor Akoury recommends that the patient or their loved ones must take immediate initiative of enrolling such individuals for treatment. And besides the domestic violence, miss use of alcohol also has savvier consequences on the various body organs.
Alcoholic Hepatitis and Cirrhosis – Alcohol is absorbed in the small intestine and passes directly into the liver, where it becomes the preferred energy source. The liver is particularly endangered by alcoholism. In the liver, alcohol converts to toxic chemicals, notably acetaldehyde, which trigger the production of immune factors called cytokines. In large amounts, these factors cause inflammation and tissue injury.
Even moderate alcohol intake can produce pain in the upper right quarter of the abdomen a possible symptom of liver involvement. In many cases, such symptoms may be an indication of fatty liver or alcohol hepatitis, which are reversible liver conditions.
It is estimated that between 10 – 20% of people who drink heavily (five or more drinks a day) develop cirrhosis, a progressive and irreversible scarring of the liver that can eventually be fatal. Alcoholic cirrhosis (also sometimes referred to as portal, Laennec’s, nutritional, or micronodular cirrhosis) is the primary cause of cirrhosis in the U.S.
Not eating when drinking and consuming a variety of alcoholic beverages increase the risk for liver damage. Obesity also increases the risk for all stages of liver disease.
Hepatitis B and C – People with alcoholism may have lifestyles that put them at higher risk for hepatitis B and C. Chronic forms of viral hepatitis pose risks for cirrhosis and liver cancer, and alcoholism significantly increases these risks. It is therefore very important that people with alcoholism problem should be immunized against hepatitis B. since at the moment there is still no vaccine for hepatitis C says doctor Dalal Akoury.
Alcoholism can cause many problems in the gastrointestinal tract. Violent vomiting can produce tears in the junction between the stomach and esophagus. It increases the risk for ulcers, particularly in people taking the painkillers known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen. It can also lead to swollen veins in the esophagus, (called varices), and to inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis) and bleeding.
Alcohol can contribute to serious acute and chronic inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) in people who are susceptible to this condition. There is some evidence of a higher risk for pancreatic cancer in people with alcoholism, although this higher risk may occur only in people who are also smokers. Finally dear reader from this article we are not able to discuss all the other body organs that are affected by alcohol and cigarette addiction. We will progress with quite a number in our subsequent articles and that is a discussion you don’t want to miss. However in the meantime you can schedule for an appointment with the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury and she will be able to individually evaluate your condition and administer treatment professionally not just on matters torching on alcohol addiction but even on all other substance of abuse.