What are the effects of too much drinking?
Apart from the obvious effects of feeling drunk, alcohol has lots of effects on your body and mind. These vary for the individual and can be affected by a number of factors including age, gender and weight. Women have more body fat and less muscle so they do not absorb alcohol as quickly as men do, and are likely to feel the effects of alcohol more quickly and for longer.
As we age, our bodies become less able to break down and remove alcohol from the body – so we are likely to feel the effects of alcohol more strongly and for longer. This can lead to risks like falls and feelings of confusion.
Drinking too much can also cause other problems like memory loss, difficulty sleeping, stomach problems, high blood pressure, and low energy levels.
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