PARIS, MAY 5, 2016: (DGW) - THIS may not be a good news to those who consume alcohol as an expert, an Abuja-based medical practitioner has warned after an extensive research that alcoholic consumption could cause many severe disorders such as infertility among couples and worst of all could lead to cancer.
The expert, Dr. Charles Anoti made the disclosure while speaking to journalists in Abuja on Thursday, May 5 in Abuja, Nigeria's capital. Among the bodily damage, it could also cause are liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, high blood pressure, kidney disease and many others, these as a matter of fact are killer diseases.
Said Dr. Anoti, “Prolonged use of alcohol can cause inflammation of the pancreas and stomach which increases the risk of cancer. Heavy drinking can increase the risk of high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease as well as colon cancer.
“Alcohol can damage parts of the brain, affect behaviour and the ability to learn and remember. It also weakens heart muscles, which can affect the lungs, liver and could also cause heart failure.
Warning further against alcoholic consumption, Dr. Anoti said “It can damage the development of the unborn baby in pregnant woman and interferes with the ability of the body to absorb calcium and as a result the bones become weak and thin (osteoporosis).
“Alcohol dehydrates your body and your skin and also widens blood vessels, causing the skin to look red or blotchy,’’ he said. The physician further warned that the consumption of alcohol could also lead to infertility in couples.
The cure for cancer is still miles away and has not been found in spite of extensive medical research across the world.