Friday, 10 February 2012

Women and Alcohol: How much is Too Much?

Alcohol is one of the most common drinks amongst the people. Men as well as women equally enjoy drinking alcohol on various occasions. However, excessive consumption of alcohol is dangerous to health and can cause serious medical problems. According to many researches, women are at a greater risk of developing serious health problems due to excessive drinking of alcohol. 
Following are some of the serious diseases caused due to excessive drinking of alcohol:
  • Heart Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Ulcers
  • Reproductive Problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Memory loss
The above health problems are some of the serious health disorders cause by excess consumption of alcohol.

Following is the detailed information of other severe health problems caused due to heavy alcohol drinking:
  • Anemia: Excessive drinking of alcohol affects the normal level of red blood cells which affects the overall body functioning. The common symptoms of anemia are fatigue, shortness of breath and light headedness.
  • Cancer: Drinking of alcohol can also cause various cancers like that of mouth, throat, liver, larynx, esophagus, breast, and colorectal. The cancer caused due to alcohol drinking can severely affect the functioning of the body and can even lead to death.
  • Cardiovascular Diseases: Excess drinking of alcohol severely affects the artilleries and veins. The problem with artilleries and veins further lead to the formation of blood clots which are the basic cause of various cardiovascular diseases.
  • Pregnancy: Alcohol is a toxin that rapidly reaches the baby through the bloodstream during pregnancy. This can cause several birth problems to the child. Thus, alcohol during pregnancy must be strictly avoided. Also, excessive drinking of alcohol can cause female infertility problem.
A Women often face severe medical problems due to excessive drinking of alcohol. They must understand how much of alcohol is appropriate and will not affect the body. According to various specialists, a woman must not have more than one drink a day. Appropriate amount of alcohol will help you to avoid health disorders and medical casualties.

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