Alkohol und endokrine Drüsen

  • Henning W. Woitge
  • Reinhard Ziegler

Zusammenfassung

Akuter und chronischer Konsum von Alkohol beeinflußt auf vielfältige Weise das Endokrinium. Viele dieser Wirkungen sind reversibel. Die Alkoholkrankheit und der chronische Alkoholmißbrauch führen zum Teil aber zu bleibenden Organschädigungen, die die Problematik der Alkoholabhängigkeit noch zusätzlich verstärken können. Ethanol wirkt direkt auf Zellmembranen und beeinflußt intrazellulare metabolische Vorgänge. Außerdem treten indirekte Effekte im Sinne von Streß, Übelkeit und Erbrechen während der Alkoholintoxikation oder des Alkoholentzugs hinzu. Das folgende Kapitel gibt einen Überblick über die speziellen Auswirkungen dieser Prozesse an einzelnen endokrinen Organen und deren Konsequenzen für die Stoffwechselintegrität des Organismus.

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  • Henning W. Woitge
  • Reinhard Ziegler

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