Complications of Alcoholism
Complications list for Alcoholism:
The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources
for Alcoholism includes:
See also the symptoms of Alcoholism and Alcoholism: Introduction.
Complications of Alcoholism:
Alcoholism Getting the Facts: NIAAA (Excerpt)
consequences of alcohol misuse are serious—in many cases, life
threatening. Heavy drinking can increase the risk for certain
cancers, especially those of the liver, esophagus, throat, and
larynx (voice box). Heavy drinking can also cause liver cirrhosis,
immune system problems, brain damage, and harm to the fetus during
pregnancy. In addition, drinking increases the risk of death from
automobile crashes as well as recreational and on-the-job injuries.
Furthermore, both homicides and suicides are more likely to be
committed by persons who have been drinking. In purely economic
terms, alcohol-related problems cost society approximately $185
billion per year. In human terms, the costs cannot be calculated.
(Source: excerpt from Alcoholism Getting the Facts: NIAAA)
What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Esophagus: NCI (Excerpt)
Chronic and/or heavy use of alcohol
is another major risk factor for esophageal cancer. People
who use both alcohol and tobacco have an especially high
risk of esophageal cancer. Scientists believe that these
substances increase each other's harmful effects. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Esophagus: NCI)
Medical news summaries about complications of Alcoholism:
The following medical news items
are relevant to complications of Alcoholism:
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Complications of Alcoholism are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are
caused by Alcoholism.
In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Alcoholism and complications
of Alcoholism is unclear
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