Drinking more than two drinks a day can seriously affect your health over your lifetime. Here is how regular risky drinking can affect your body.
Your weight: Alcohol contains a lot of “empty” calories and can slow down your metabolism, leading to weight gain, and poor muscle mass. Check how many calories are in your drink here.
Your heart: Heavy drinking increases your blood pressure and can lead to heart damage and heart attacks.
Your liver: Drinking increases your risk of developing liver cancer. Long-term heavy drinking also puts you at increased risk of liver cirrhosis (scarring) and death.
Your stomach: Drinking even one to two standard drinks a day increases your risk of stomach and bowel cancer, as well as stomach ulcers.
Your mental health: Alcohol is a depressant and can increase your risk of mental health conditions and suicide.
Rethink your next drink, think about who’s it gonna hurt.
Source: Health Direct.