1. Cirrhosis of the liver. Your liver is gradually destroyed and you need your liver to filter out the bad stuff in what you eat and drink. If that goes on too long, you'll need a liver transplant or you die of poisoning.
2. Type 2 diabetes. This happens when you consume too much in carbohydrates over a...
Best answer: 1. Cirrhosis of the liver. Your liver is gradually destroyed and you need your liver to filter out the bad stuff in what you eat and drink. If that goes on too long, you'll need a liver transplant or you die of poisoning.
2. Type 2 diabetes. This happens when you consume too much in carbohydrates over a long period and it's becoming an increasing problem for modern society generally - people eat too much and get fat, and fat people are often diabetic. People eat too many high-carb foods (bread, flour, pasta, cake, sugar, rice, potatoes - and alcohol is pure carbohydrate). As far as your body is concerned, it's all sugar (chemically it's all the same), and your pancreas makes insulin to regulate how much sugar there is in your blood. So it can cope with an overload. But after many years of this, your overworked pancreas gives up, it can't cope with the carb/sugar overload any more, and you're a diabetic.
There is nothing wrong with eating a lot of carbs if you have an active life. Carbs = fuel and if you burn it up in exercise, great stuff. I think of when my mother moved house to the retirement village she lives in... the removal men turned up early, loaded the truck, she was only moving a short way so they had to wait until the purchase completion came through before they could unload, and in the meantime they went off for a highly calorific cooked breakfast. Oh boy, with all that physical work, they need their fuel! (Hint if you're in the UK: when you move house, pack everything you need to make tea last, so it comes out of the truck first. Then you can make lots of cups of tea and they'll love you. It's thirsty work!)
But too many of us spend our lives just sitting around. We sit at home, we sit in the car or on the train or on the bus, we sit in school or at the office, and we don't burn the fuel. Alcohol is pure carbohydrate and calories and can only make this worse.
Let this go on and it can lead to, amongst other things, blindness, and leg amputation because the circulation in your lower legs and feet isn't as good as it was and they start to go rotten.
Half a bottle of vodka a week is beginning to push the limits of what is safe. Don't let it go any further. Or in later life you could face both these diseases AND all the problems of being fat.
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