Hanging out and having a beer or two with some buddies can be done responsibly, if drank in moderation. There are too many hazards and negative effects of beer to consume too much of it for any given time.
The appeal of beer has to come from the intoxicating feeling that comes from too much alcohol in the blood. This intoxication causes light-headedness, fatigue, and other effects that make the consumer feel invincible.
Yet in fact, the alcohol is wreaking havoc on the body, causing permanent damage to organs and bodily systems.
So now it seems that what one might call simply a “beer” is actually a catalyst for a lifetime of addiction and health problems.
Not only does the day after drinking bring about headaches, nausea, and vomiting, it is the years that follow that are so dangerous. The following are very real dangers of beer consumption.
Liver Disease. Liver disease is no joke. People who commonly abuse beer and alcohol are at an increase risk of the cirrhosis or scarring of the liver. This is also known as liver disease and can cause irreparable damager to the liver. The symptoms of liver disease often include jaundice, pain, and nausea; however, over time, liver disease can kill the liver, which in turn can cause death.
Heart Disease and Cancer. Alcohol can raise the blood pressure, which over time can lead to serious health risks such as heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Alcohol is also linked to several types of cancer such as cancer of the mouth, throat, stomach, and colon. These illnesses are serious and do not go away on their own. In worst-case scenarios they are deadly.
Brain Damage. Beer and alcohol also causes damage to the brain cells. When brain cells are lost, they can never be replaced, meaning that when the brain is affected—there is no recovering. Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to poor dexterity, loss of concentration and memory, impaired motor skills, and loss of bladder and bowel control.
Sleep Deficiencies. Alcohol abuse can lead to sleeping difficulties including poor quality of sleep and insomnia. Long-term alcohol abusers have also reported an increase in disturbing dreams and nightmares. Without proper sleep, the body simply cannot function. Body systems will shut down, while focus and concentration in the brain will be halted. Health issue will then take affect and can have devastating consequences including death.
In moderation, beer can potentially be an acceptable beverage to have a good time with. However, there is just too many health risks involved with alcohol abuse to take the chance with. Health risks such as infertility, obesity, and vitamin deficiencies can be devastating on both the body and mind. In addition, once these symptoms do begin to appear, it may already be too late to reverse them or get help.
Life is too precious to be wasted on beer and alcohol!