Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Harmful use of alcoholic beverages leaves health problems

Alcohol consumption is common during Christmas and New Year’s celebrations; However, over 200 health problems arise from long-term and frequent consumption of these beverages… such as Mental Disorders and behavior dementia, depression, anxiety, drug addiction, liver disease, Stomach, cerebrovascular, cardiovascular, diabetes and hypertensionWarned the experts of the Ministry of Health.

it can also cause unintentional injury, premature disability, anemia, impaired sexual function, cancer of the digestive tract, mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, and rectum, Mother And at the level of the brain, he noted.

Alcoholism is linked to risk behaviors, traffic accidents, violent behavior, vandalism, problems with authority, suicides and abortions, etc. leading to sexually transmitted diseases.

National Health and Nutrition Survey (NSNUT) point out that the average age of onset of alcohol consumption in Mexico is 17.9 years; Men start at 16.7 years and women at 19.2; The first contact with these beverages occurs among friends or at home, said the director of the National Office for the Control of Alcohol and Tobacco at the National Commission Against Addiction (KONADIK), Carlos Gémez Espinoza.

World Health Organization (WHO) Point out that alcoholism is a disease in which five or more standard drinks are frequently consumed per occasion for men, and more than four for women, he said. Games Espinoza.

he specified that Call centerLifeline 800 911 2000 provides specialized advice on the prevention and treatment of psychoactive substance abuse to the entire population, including girls, boys and adolescents.

In this regard, Deputy Director of Konadic Life Line, Alexis Bjorge Estrada, Announced that in 2021, 81,738 calls were received and 50,087 people participated.

During 2022, assistance has been provided to 68,299 people. Of the total, 37% were due to problems with alcohol use.

Alcohol is the initiating substance in the consumption of psychoactive products in people under the age of 15 and 20 years, Men in particular; 43% believe it is to feel better, 26% to relax, 13% to socialize and 18% for other reasons.

Coordinator of the Addictive Disorders Clinic of the National Institute of Psychiatry “Ramon de Fuente Muniz”, Diana Perez Molina, It was found that the body’s tolerance to alcoholic beverages depends on the amount, the amount of alcohol consumed, the time elapsed between one intake and the next intake, sex and body weight.

Concentrations can persist in the blood for up to six hours after the last drink.

He warned that the ideal is not to consume alcohol; Otherwise, it is necessary to eat earlier, increase per drink by one hour, do not mix with drugs or psychoactive substances, and do not consume a variety of intoxicating beverages, he explained.

Both experts agreed that narcotics are highly addictive, especially in people who have a genetic predisposition to consume them. Similarly, advertising, friendship and social networks influence.

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