The dangers of alcohol are public knowledge and nobody is taken by surprise already, but thing is, beer is somewhat left out of the equation. Supporting a healthy lifestyle means knowing all the aspects of the dangers that lie in modern beverages, and especially the unpleasant consequences that can affect avid beer drinkers.
Let’s take is step by step and see how the body reacts to beer:
- 20 minutes after having a glass of beer, the feeling of light-headedness, happiness and other pleasant emotions take over.
- An hour later the body starts to suffer from dehydration, frequent urination and feeling of drowsiness.
- In the timeframe between 12 and 24 hours, hangover, headache, dizziness, thirst, paleness and tremors are ruling the day.
While these are the consequences of occasional beer drinking, there are others that need to be known to the people that are avid beer drinkers.
- The stomach is affected among the first organs. The mucous membrane is irritated and the gastric juice secretion is affected. This results in gastritis, constipation, depression and feeling uncomfortable.
- The pancreas is prone to antitoxic function disorder and the development of inflammatory processes such as hepatitis to cirrhosis is starting to take place.
- The kidneys are affected and they start to register dysfunctions of the regulation of excretion of water leading to weakness in the legs, insomnia, irritability, decline of immunity and renal infarct.
- The heart is also seriously affected as it covers with a layer of fat leading to arrhythmia, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, coronary heart disease and ultimately stroke.
- The endocrine systems is affected and in men it starts to show by suppressing testosterone production, thus appearing the ‘’beer belly’’, fat on the hips and waist. The women on the other hand face cysts, ovarian dysfunctions, endometriosis and even infertility.