Toxicity of Alcohol Causes Changes in Skin Especially in Women

by Julia Samuel on  December 5, 2017 at 7:42 PM Lifestyle News
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Alcohol consumption can cause numerous diseases and health risks; adding on to the list is its effect on the skin.

According to the research, consuming over 14 units of alcohol causes toxicity and immediate harm to a woman's facial skin that is visible the next morning.
Toxicity of Alcohol Causes Changes in Skin Especially in Women
Toxicity of Alcohol Causes Changes in Skin Especially in Women

For women, 14 units of alcohol per week are considered healthy. The scientists found that while the hangover can subside after 24 hours, the effects on the skin for a woman aged 40 can last 28 days.

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Younger women bounce back faster but skin aging on those in their 20s still lasts a couple of weeks. For men, their skin is able to cope with the effects quicker but it can still take at least a week to recover. More symptoms of heavy drinking include dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, dehydration on the forehead, chin and lips causes lines and wrinkles.

Long Term Effects of Alcohol on the Body

The long-term effects of alcohol vary from person to person depending on their consumption behavior, body type, and age and health status. Continuous drinking over the years can cause a silent but very deep irreversible impact on body:

  • Brain - Coordination problems, tremors
  • Heart - Cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, stroke, high blood pressure
  • Liver - Fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, fibrosis, cirrhosis
  • Pancreas - Pancreatitis
  • Cancers of mouth, esophagus, throat, liver, breast
  • Weakening of immune system resulting in chances of developing diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis
  • Depression
  • Impotence in men
  • Fetal damage when consumed by pregnant women
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome - This is a brain disorder caused due to the deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1), which is very common in people with alcohol use disorder.


Source: Medindia

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