Some of the countries that drink the most in the world are considered. This hard-hitting fact means that alcoholism is turning into a real epidemic and putting the population on the path of degradation and extinction. The answer to the question why alcohol should not be drunk becomes obvious.
Alcohol is always badly talked about. No doctor will tell you that there is any reason to drink alcohol.
But why not drink alcohol and why is this product dangerous to humans? Alcohol destroys physical and mental health, causes addiction, deprives the future. That’s enough to erase alcohol from your life forever.
But ghosts still appear at the festive table and follow friendly meetings.
Why alcohol is dangerous
Alcohol dependence leads to personality degradation, difficulty conceiving and other serious problems. The worst impact of alcohol on the fragile body of children and adolescents.
In parenting, parents should pay special attention to the correct attitude towards alcohol. The child should be explained why alcohol should not be consumed.
If parents simply forbid alcohol, children begin to taste it out of curiosity.
Everyone knows that drinking alcohol does not benefit the body at all. However, a recognizable feature is the celebration of important dates with a glass of alcohol in hand. In festive moments, few people think about what alcohol causes to the body. In this article, we will tell you all about the harm of alcohol.
Is it worth mentioning that alcohol, depending on the type of drink, contains a certain amount of alcohol? This caustic fluid can cause diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, especially when alcohol is ingested on an empty stomach. People with alcohol addiction have an increased risk of stomach ulcers.
If your doctors have already examined you and you have a chronic illness (for example, gastritis), drinking alcohol will only make the already difficult situation worse. Alcohol is also one of the reasons for the lack of orgasm in women and some men.
Alcoholic brain damage
Alcohol also affects the brain activity of the body. The fact is that alcohol kills some brain cells that do not regenerate but are simply removed from the body. This is why many followers of this addiction suffer from dementia and do not always understand what is going on around them.
Alcohol in small doses
Some believe that in small doses alcohol can even benefit the body. However, not everyone can stop at one glass, so in most cases it is inappropriate to talk about the positive effect of alcohol on the body. Especially when a glass filled with alcohol becomes your daily tradition of stress relief.
Society uses this method of stress relief because it considers it the easiest and most effective. In fact, you need to monitor your health more closely, because the next dose of alcohol affects your body.
Over time, drunks notice swelling on the face, thirst in the morning, and a hangover headache. Is it worth risking your health because of your current weakness?
In particular, spirits have side effects such as:
- Liver damage. It removes alcohol from the blood. And she got the most;
- Heart problems. The heart does not receive proper nutrition. Hence the pressure and everything else;
- Brain cell death. With regular use of alcohol, a person's mental activity decreases significantly;
- Mental illness. Every alcoholic has a whole range of mental illnesses, from panic attacks to persecution mania;
- Danger of lung disease. Alcohol causes the lungs to dry out, making them weak and vulnerable.
But why did doctors conclude that alcohol is good for health? Actually, that's right, I'll tell you a secret. But only the alcohol released in man is beneficial.
This is the so-called endogenous alcohol. It stands out when we experience strong joy, love, achieve any victory in life.
That is, endogenous alcohol regulates our psycho-emotional behavior, giving us the opportunity to lead a fulfilled lifestyle.
Alcohol during pregnancy
Can I drink alcohol during pregnancy?
Doctors have not determined exactly how safe alcohol is during pregnancy for the unborn child. Therefore, they advise to exclude the use of alcoholic beverages in that period, or at least in the first three months.
If you decide not to give up alcohol, reduce it to one or two servings, no more than once or twice a week.
Alcohol abuse and drunkenness, or drinking six or more drinks a day, is dangerous for your child.
Why is alcohol dangerous during pregnancy? Alcoholic beverages contain toxins that pass through the bloodstream to the placenta and the unborn baby.
If you abuse alcohol during pregnancy, it can seriously harm a growing fetus. Alcohol negatively affects the growth and development of internal organs and the brain. It can also cause abnormalities in the structure of a child’s face.
The mother's drinking harms the child's nervous system and can lead to consequences such as learning disabilities and poor coordination of movements that will accompany the baby throughout life.
Abnormalities in fetal development caused by maternal alcoholism are called fetal alcohol disorders (FDA). This term includes a range of disorders, from minor learning difficulties to congenital developmental anomalies.
The most severe case is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAD), which is characterized by facial abnormalities, low birth weight and height, and further slowed growth and physical development.
These children are often difficult to teach and have neurological and behavioral problems. Alcohol syndrome is incurable and remains lifelong.
Alcohol abuse can also lead to miscarriage, and premature birth increases the risk of a stillborn baby.
Excessive alcohol consumption by a pregnant woman can harm the unborn baby, which is why doctors are wary of how safe alcohol is in pregnancy.
Alcoholic beverages should be drunk with caution, not just in the first trimester. Alcohol can adversely affect the baby even in the last trimester of pregnancy. During this period, the most active growth of the child and brain development occurs.
Coding and treatment of alcoholism
Coding - a proposal to resolve the dependency. It should be understood that it does not cure alcoholism, but helps to cope with excessive drinking. The positive effect may last a long time or disappear the next day. Those who manage to restrain themselves become passive, apathetic or more aggressive, more nervous and break everything.
There are three main types of encoding today:
- Pharmacological (suturing agents and so on).
- Instrumentally decorated (magnetic resonance therapy and others).
- Psychotherapeutic decorated (hypnosis, suggestion).
If we take into account the advantages of coding by experts, then it is an aid in detoxifying the body (resolving withdrawal symptoms), a suggestion that a person can live without alcohol, the development of an individual program. At the same time, only an experienced narcologist and psychotherapist should be consulted.
The downside is that today there are a lot of charlatans offering to solve problems by all possible methods. And a lot depends on the person. They showed him that he would die if he drank even a drop of alcohol, and he was afraid. In most cases, the placebo effect works. Such is human psychology.
Alcohol and drugs
How to take alcohol properly with various medications, your doctor can only advise in certain cases. I can give you a vivid example: taking drugs and drinking alcohol at the same time is deadly:
- First, because alcohol can reduce the desired effect of the drug or even prevent it.
- Second, this combination can cause life-threatening interactions.
A particular problem is the combination of alcohol and psychologically active drugs, such as sleeping pills and sedatives or psychostimulants (stimulants).
You should ask your doctor if you can drink alcohol with a particular medicine.