The next time you decide to get drunk on a weekend, make sure you know what you're getting yourself into. Along with obesity, kidney and liver damage, nausea, hangover and headaches, you can now add bone loss to the list of collateral damage that binge drinking can cause.
Studies in recent years have demonstrated that binge drinking can decrease bone mass and bone strength, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. Now, a Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine study has found that alcohol disturbs genes necessary for maintaining healthy bones. Researchers have found that binge drinking affects the amounts of RNA (protein making templates, associated with bone health genes). This means alcohol disturbs genes necessary for maintaining healthy bones, and can result in bone loss. You are binge drinking if you are a woman, and have four drinks in two hours, or a man who has at least five drinks in two hours.
Considerable facts about binge driking
- Alcohol-induced bone loss weakens the bones. As a result, it exposes alcoholics to a greater frequency of fractures from falls.
When your bones are weak, you can crack a rib even by sneezing or coughing.
- It also affects the muscles overlining the bones. As a result, the bones will not function effectively.
- In extreme cases, the vertebral bones can get crushed and a person could become shorter.
- Binge drinking or excessive alcohol intake also leads to a condition called Avascular Necrosis, where alcohol blocks the blood supply to certain bones and joints, killing bone cells. The person will complain of aches and pains in the shoulder, hips, and joints, and will find it difficult to walk and carry out routine work. The only cure for such a condition is surgery, which turns out to be very expensive.
So, you should give up alcohol? R u ready to do so?
No is the answer ! , Then here is the solution to balance between fitness and pleasure