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Effects on the Body

Alcohol Abuse
Jonathan Howard

Alcohol Abuse and Your Lungs

Alcohol abuse has a serious impact on the human body. Beyond the consequences of heavy drinking or binge drinking on your liver, alcohol is also destructive to your lungs. Heavy drinking and alcohol abuse can raise your risk for developing serious lung diseases and complications such as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and reduce your total lung capacity, making it difficult for you to breathe.

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