Sunday, December 27, 2009

Health Impact of Binge Drinking Alcohol (khamar)


Health Impact of Binge Drinking Alcohol (khamar)
Binge drinking, or drinking several alcoholic drinks in a short time, can have serious health effects, some of which may be dangerous and even life threatening.

Binge drinking is often regarded as a fun, social activity with little thought given to the health effects that may follow. It is well known that binge drinking can cause sickness and a hangover, but it can also put people in danger, lead to serious long term health problems, and sometimes even be fatal.



What is Binge Drinking?

Binge drinking generally means drinking several alcoholic drinks in a row over a short period of time (such as during one evening), often with the intention of getting drunk. Although the number of drinks required to qualify as binge drinking varies depending on the source consulted, binge drinking often involves consuming a variety of different drinks, such as wine, beer, cocktails, shots and alcopops, and may include drinking games.

People who binge drink often do so as a group, viewing it as a fun, social activity, although participants will often end up engaging in quite antisocial behaviours as a result of intoxication. Binge drinking can also be a solitary activity if an individual sits alone drinking many drinks one after another.


The Health Effects of Binge Drinking

The unglamorous side of binge drinking is that a heavy drinking episode often results in the binge drinker feeling sick and vomiting, waking up with a terrible headache, and not being able to remember events that happened during the binge.

Excessive alcohol consumption impairs judgement and coordination of body movements, leading to confusion and an inability to walk properly. This increases the drinker’s chances of having an accident, such as falling over and suffering cuts and bruises or broken bones, or falling in the road in front of a car. He or she may also take unnecessary risks not usually taken when sober, and become the victim of a sexually transmitted disease, an unwanted pregnancy, or a serious assault.

Binge drinking can lead to alcohol poisoning, which in turn affects the body’s involuntary reflexes. Breathing and heart rate may slow down and stop, and the gag reflex may fail to work properly causing choking and asphyxiation. Seizures, hypothermia, a ruptured bladder, coma and brain damage are also possible consequences of drinking too much alcohol too quickly.


The Long Term Dangers of Regularly Binging on Alcohol

Binge drinking regularly places stress on the liver and may lead to alcoholic liver disease, including alcoholic hepatitis and liver cirrhosis. Frequent binge drinking can also increase the risk of

Ø Pancreatitis
Ø Kidney problems
Ø Skin problems
Ø Infertility
Ø Heart attack and stroke
Ø Lung, stomach and intestinal problems
Ø Weight gain and obesity
Ø Impaired brain function
Ø Cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, liver and breast
Ø Birth defects in children born to women who drink heavily during pregnancy


Regular binge drinking can lead to disrupted sleep patterns, tiredness, mood swings and difficulty concentrating, as well as depression, anxiety and other mental health problems, including an increased risk of suicide. It can also increase the risk of developing a dependency on alcohol.

Drinking alcohol is a social pleasure enjoyed with friends, but it is important to remember that binge drinking can have serious health consequences. The key to enjoying alcohol without any ill effects is to drink in moderation and learn to realise when enough alcohol, is enough.


Resources
Bupa. "Binge Drinking." (August 2009)
TeensHealth. "Binge Drinking." (August 2009)

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9 comments:

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zone4health on December 27, 2009 at 2:09 AM said...

all: happy new years 2010 . . . :-k

kita sambut tahun baru, :-y
dengan bebas dari segaLa penyakit yang mengganggu . . . !!! :-r


spirit all . . . . !!! :-y

kluwan dot com on December 27, 2009 at 5:59 AM said...

I Love No Alchohol...
nice info.
sucses selalu.

kluwan dot com on December 27, 2009 at 6:15 AM said...

Salam sejahtera,
Maaf mas OOT...
- Boleh share tentang bagaimana cara membuat title seperti punya blog ini?

- Boleh tahu cara membuat bar navigation yang horizontal seperti diatas? (home about me dll?)

Terima kasih.
ditunggu jawabannya kapanpun.

kluwan dot com on December 27, 2009 at 6:19 AM said...

:f wah smileysnya juga keren abis...

selamat tahun baru mas...
semoga di tahun 2010 menjadi lebih baik dalam segala bidang.

ina on December 27, 2009 at 9:10 AM said...

met puasa kag... hehehe....


Dukung dengan Vote ina DISINI yah.
Dukungan kalian sangat berarti buat ina... thanks before :)

Mau tau Asyiknya Menulis di Blog???
Ina ada tipsnya, baca DISINI

Johnson Manurung on December 27, 2009 at 9:39 AM said...

Stop drinking Alcohol
a good article
regards

ryva on December 28, 2009 at 2:25 PM said...

nice information make drunkards in order to realize that any that dangerous for health and much the impacts, greeting recognizes from me great friend

lita alifah on December 29, 2009 at 5:53 AM said...

hehehe.....nyapa disini aja deh, aku bingung mau ngasih pesen dimana, hehehe....maaf ya jarang berkunjung, dan maaf jarang komen, ndak ngerti bahasa inggris soalnya hahahaha :p

Anonymous said...

An outstanding share! I've just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been conducting a little research on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I discovered it for him... lol. So let me reword this.... Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this issue here on your blog.

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