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Musculoskeletal System

A loss of calcium has been found in alcohol users which can lead to osteoporosis (thinning of bones) which can cause bones to become brittle. Persons suffering from osteoporosis are at increased risk of bone fractures because of decreased strength which can lead to accidental falls.

Joint inflammation that occurs in arthritis is increased with the use of alcohol, which can be very painful. This inflammation can also cause the drinker to be more prone to falls or injuries.