[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #8243: Alcohol Addiction and Cirrhosis of the Liver###

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #8243: Alcohol Addiction and Cirrhosis of the Liver###
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-04 13:44:35

#8243: Alcohol Addiction and Cirrhosis of the Liver###
 Reporter: gerasoulre1975 | Type: Bugs
   Status: new | Milestone: To Be Determined
Component: None | Version: Boost 1.52.0
 Severity: Problem | Keywords:
 Alcohol addiction is a crippling and debilitating disease that takes its
 toll both mentally and physically on men and women who endure from it.
 Alcohol addiction, in addition to obtaining a myriad of other negative
 effects, also increases the risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver.

 The liver, the biggest organ in the physique, is important for proper
 wellness and bodily functions. It removes and neutralizes poisons
 discovered in the blood, produces immune agents to help control infection,
 and keep s the blood totally free of germs and bacteria. In addition, the
 liver also makes We're Listening To You] proteins that regulate blood
 clotting and make bile to help absorb each fat soluble volumes and extra
 fats. Cirrhosis is the develop up of scar tissue in place of normal
 healthier tissue, causing the flow of blood by means of the organ to slow
 or cease and impairing overall liver function. Cirrhosis is the twelfth
 leading trigger of death by illness in the United States, and kills
 roughly 26,000 folks each and every year.

 Cirrhosis is usually synonymous with chronic alcoholism, and alcohol
 addiction is 1 of the major causes of this disease, which generally
 develops soon after a decade or much more of heavy drinking. The amount
 varies from individual to individual, but it has been shown that alcohol
 injures the liver by blocking its normal metabolism. Cirrhosis impacts
 the physique in many methods, like edema and ascites, which take place
 when the liver loses its ability to make the protein albumin. As a result,
 water accumulates both in the legs (edema) and in the abdomen. (ascites)

 Bruising and bleeding can also happen as a result of the liver getting
 unable to continue standard production of the proteins needed for blood
 clotting. Jaundice, also, is a frequent side impact and occurs when the
 liver is not able to absorb sufficient bilirubin. One more far more
 severe side effect of cirrhosis brought on by alcohol addiction is the
 presence of toxins in the blood or brain, given that a damaged liver is
 unable to eliminate these substances. Toxins can dull mental functioning
 and trigger pronounced character changes, and lead to coma and even death.

 Alcohol addiction is a severe issue but fortunately, a single that is also
 hugely treatable with suitable therapy and with the help of committed and
 educated experts in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation setting. Although
 Cirrhosis does have several causes, it cannot be ignored that the primary
 cause of this disease is in direct correlation to alcoholism. Treating
 alcohol addiction, then, does a lot more than just help the addict to
 handle their current issue it also, if done appropriately, can aid in the
 prevention of future difficulties, conditions, and illnesses.

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