According to a survey over 38 million people binge drink on a regular basis. The study defines binge drinking as having 5 drinks in a two hour period for men and 4 in two hours for women at least four times a month.
The CDC has come out and said that ” Binge drinking is a key public health problem when it comes to excessive alcohol abuse.” The following risks of this can cause serious harm to your mind and body.
Heart disease is a huge risk you take. The amount of alcohol consumed has a relationship with your blood pressure. More and more people in their 20’s and 30’s are developing congestive heart failure. Cancer is another big risk.
Certain cancers like mouth, throat, liver and breast can develop from long term binge drinking. Brain damage is also something to worry about. Long term memory loss, and slower motor skills have been known to occur.
There is also genetic issues like alcoholism that comes into play with binge drinking. Traumatic instances, and mental health can lead you down this path. When you are on a binge, there are other factors that come into play like poor judgement, which can lead to pregnancy and STD’s.
Alcohol poisoning is another huge issue to think about. Among the ways to detect alcohol poisoning are confusion, vomiting, seizures, pale skin tones and unconsciousness. Binge drinking can also make you feel like you are invincible and can do anything. Then the next thing you know you’ve hurt yourself or someone else causing a severe injury or even death.
Plain and simple, binge drinking is no way to live. If you or someone you know is having a problem, get them the help they need before it’s too late.
For more information about the health risks of binge drinking visit US News HERE