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Dangers of binge drinking
Binge drinking is often associated with many health risks including sexually transmitted diseases and alcohol poisoning.
While it’s been proven that drinking alcohol in moderation can be good for your health, that is not the case when it comes to binge drinking.
FACC Cardiologist Dr. Lynn Einbinder says binge drinking is usually defined as having several drinks, three or four drinks in one sitting. Unfortunately this is a very common occurrence.
From unintended pregnancies to liver disease, heavy consumption of alcohol can have harmful affects on many areas of your body including your heart.
Dr. Lynn Einbinder says studies have also show that chronic, heavy, alcohol use, even on an intermittent basis can cause direct damage to the heart muscle itself. it can increase the level of inflammation and special protein called C-reactive-protein or CPR
Over time it’s thought that perhaps that increases the activity and inflammation in the heart and could lead to long term damage.
For some patients even one-night of heavy drinking can trigger some scary heart-related symptoms.
“In particular there is an arrhythmia called arterial fibrillation that is sometimes seen in patients who go on a binge of drinking. One of my patients had red bulls and vodka and came in with a very rapid heart rate, with an unstable blood pressure and it was really directly attributable to the alcohol use that he had done,” said Dr. Einbinder.
Doctor Einbinder advises people to drink alcohol in moderation and if you plan on having more than two drinks, you should make sure to eat food and drink water along with your cocktails.
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