How Does Alcohol Affect Your Health?

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Health?

What Is Alcohol?

Alcohol usually refers to drinks such as spirits of beer, alcohol or ethyl alcohol (ethanol). This is a mood-changing legal medicine that relates to the class of drugs known as ‘depression’.

When a person drinks

Alcohol Affect Your Health
Alcohol Affect Your Health

alcohol, it is absorbed in blood flow through the walls of the stomach and small intestine, and then rapidly distributed in all parts of the body – which includes the brain. The rate of  absorption can vary depending on many factors including sex, body size and composition, age, drinking genetics, nutrition, and individual metabolism.

What Is A Standard Drink?

A standard drink contains 10 grams of pure alcohol, which is equal to 12.5ml of pure alcohol. A 250 ml high power pre-mixing spirits (7-10% el. Volume) may be equivalent to 1.4-1.9 standard drinks. A 285 ml full power beer (4.8% Elk Wall) 1.1 is equivalent to standard drink.

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How Many Alcohol Can Drink Different People Safely? 

There is no amount of alcohol that can be considered safe for all because it affects people in different ways, factors like gender, age, mental health, drug use and current medical conditions can change. 

How Does Alcohol Affect Different People? 

Pregnant women should not drink alcohol because it damages the child. Breastfeeding women should also avoid alcohol because they can enter their breasts milk.