is drinking alcohol bad for you?

Is drinking alcohol bad for you?

It mainly depends on what kind of alcohol you are drinking and how much. Mostly it can have a negative influence on your body like heart decease, stroke and liver disease. On the other hand if you are a moderate drinker and you’re healthy, You can drink as long as you drink responsibly and not everyday 24/7. Research can be very confusing, that’s because the evidence about the health benefits of alcohol isn’t certain. It’s also mainly because the possible health benefits are relatively small and may not apply to all individuals.

Risks

These risks are mainly happening to individuals who are heavy drinkers. Heavy drinking is defined as more than 4 drinks on any day or more than 14 drinks a week. This depends on your age, gender and health.

Heavy drinking can increase the your changes at serious health problems like:

  • Stroke
  • Hight blood pressure
  • Mental health issues like suicidal thoughts
  • pancreatitis
  • Liver disease
  • Brain damage

We advice you to avoid alcohol when you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. It’s also not a good idea to drink if you have the following:

  • Liver disease
  • If you take medication that can interact with alcohol
  • If you had a stroke or brain leaks/raptures

Benefits

Moderate use of alcohol may provide some benefits like :

  • Reducing your chances getting heart diseases
  • Reducing your chances getting diabetes

However the cons outweighs the benefits you are getting from alcohol. If you want to be healthy we suggest to decrease alcohol comsumption.