It’s safe to say that alcohol is both a tonic and a poison. The difference lies mostly in the dose. Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. Here’s how alcohol can affect your body:
- Some people who drink heavily may develop a physical and emotional dependency on alcohol. Alcohol withdrawal can be difficult and life-threatening. You often need professional help to break an alcohol addiction.
- Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can damage the heart.
- Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations.
- Men who drink too much are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction. Heavy drinking can also prevent sex hormone production and lower your libido.Women who drink too much may stop menstruating. That puts them at a greater risk for infertility. Women who drink heavily during pregnancy have a higher risk of premature delivery, miscarriage, or stillbirth.
Well, If its consumption is in limit it does good to body.
- It can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.
- It helps prevent against the common cold.
- It can reduce the risk of gallstones.
- Lower the chance of diabetes.
- Red wine can improve your memory.
- Wine can make you live longer.
- Beer can help you recover faster post-workout.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, “moderate alcohol consumption is defined as having up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men. This definition is referring to the amount consumed on any single day and is not intended as an average over several days.”