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Is there a safe dose of alcohol - explanation from Ministry of Health

Is there a safe dose of alcohol - explanation from Ministry of Health How dangerous is alcohol (collage: RBC-Ukraine)

Many people think that alcohol can be consumed in moderation. However, few know whether there is a safe dose of alcohol.

As reported by RBC-Ukraine, a clear explanation has appeared on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

The safe dose of alcohol - truth or myth

In the network, you can find a lot of information about the existence of so-called doses of alcohol for women and men. However, all this is not true.

"There is no safe dose of alcohol. If you want to maintain your health, completely abstain from alcohol," the Ministry of Health emphasized.

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The Ministry of Health reminded about the risks of alcohol consumption (photo: facebook.com/moz.ukr)

Why alcohol is dangerous

In addition to increasing the risk of stroke, alcohol causes a lot of other harm to the body. In particular:

  • Alcohol consumption affects blood pressure, and hypertension is the cause of half of all strokes
  • Alcohol disrupts the ability of blood vessels to dilate with an increase in blood volume, leading to chronic hypertension
  • Alcohol consumption can cause atrial fibrillation, which increases the risk of ischemic stroke by 5 times.

Additionally, alcohol distorts the action of drugs designed to combat thrombosis and medications for atrial fibrillation. This can also lead to a stroke. Moreover, alcoholic beverages damage liver cells, and as a result, the liver may produce insufficient blood clotting factors. This carries the risk of intracranial hemorrhage.

"Alcohol consumption often goes hand in hand with an unhealthy behavior pattern, which also includes smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, unbalanced nutrition, or non-compliance with medical prescriptions. All of this contributes to an increased risk of stroke," added the Ministry of Health.

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