Alcohol may exacerbate the effects of the disease, which leads to a long recovery period after injuries and burns. It is also known that it impairs the ability of the immune system to fight viruses, including hepatitis and HIV.
A new study by researchers from the University of Massachusetts shows that prolonged use of alcohol has a doubly negative effect on the body's ability to fight viruses than once-it is also destructive.
The researchers found that the impact of alcohol on cells of the immune system kills the ability of receptors to recognize bacteria.
Thus, constantly drinking alcohol kills the body's ability to recognize harmful bacteria and viruses, in addition alcohol contributes to the development of depression, which also negatively affects the body's natural defence - immunity.