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Looking forward to tonight's bottle of wine a little too much? Lady, you're not alone

This month, nearly 40,000 people, mostly women, have given alcohol to FebFast and many others will participate in Dry July. These events began as fundraisers for various social reasons. But the main reasons people quote to participate are related to personal benefits, including giving the body a break from alcohol and improving their health. The proportion of young people who drink has decreased over the past ten years. But more women in the 40s and 50s drink at risky levels. And women end up in men when it comes to drinking at levels that damage health. Read more:Women's alcohol consumption raises men: why this is important The woman's relationship to alcohol has become a hot topic. Many women, including celebrities Nigella Lawson, Kristen Davis and Jada Pinkett Smith, have been in charge of their decision to reduce drinking to improve their health and well-being. Women suffer from alcohol more than men Women begin to have alcohol-related problems earlier and at lower drinking levels than men. If a man and a woman drink the same amount, a woman's blood alcohol concentration will generally be higher. Women tend to be smaller and lighter than men; A person who has a lighter weight or who has a smaller body frame will be affected than someone who weighs more or has a larger body frame. If the same amount of alcohol enters a smaller body, there will be a higher alcohol concentration. Although men and women have the same size, women tend to have…

This month, nearly 40,000 people, mostly women, have given alcohol to FebFast and many others will participate in Dry July.

These events began as fundraisers for various social reasons. But the main reasons people quote to participate are related to personal benefits, including giving the body a break from alcohol and improving their health.

The proportion of young people who drink has decreased over the past ten years. But more women in the 40s and 50s drink at risky levels. And women end up in men when it comes to drinking at levels that damage health.




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Women’s alcohol consumption raises men: why this is important


The woman’s relationship to alcohol has become a hot topic. Many women, including celebrities Nigella Lawson, Kristen Davis and Jada Pinkett Smith, have been in charge of their decision to reduce drinking to improve their health and well-being.

Women suffer from alcohol more than men

Women begin to have alcohol-related problems earlier and at lower drinking levels than men.

If a man and a woman drink the same amount, a woman’s blood alcohol concentration will generally be higher.

Women tend to be smaller and lighter than men; A person who has a lighter weight or who has a smaller body frame will be affected than someone who weighs more or has a larger body frame. If the same amount of alcohol enters a smaller body, there will be a higher alcohol concentration.

Although men and women have the same size, women tend to have a higher proportion of body fat and a lower proportion of body water than men.

Here is what happens when we take the first, second and fifth drinks.

Dehydrogenase is the enzyme that breaks down alcohol in the body. Women tend to have less active dehydrogenase and therefore take longer to process alcohol, so they will be fuller faster and have alcohol in their system longer.

Women who drink experience health problems earlier and are more difficult than men who drink the same number.

Women are less likely to seek help

Although women have problems with alcohol, they are less likely to seek help than men. Women represent only one-third of Australians who receive treatment from a specialist in alcohol and drug treatment.

Obstacles to women seeking treatment are social stigma, fear of losing their children and lack of access to specific programs for women. [1

9659006] What can too much affect your health?

Alcohol may increase the risk of significant health problems, including cancer, brain damage, liver disease, and heart disease.

Women who are pregnant or trying to conceive should not drink alcohol at all until the baby is born.




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If you drink while you are pregnant, the alcohol can go through your blood and to the baby. This can cause deformities and cognitive damage in the baby, called fetal alcohol syndrome.

If you are breastfeeding, small amounts of alcohol may pass through the breast milk to the baby. It is better to drink after breastfeeding times rather than before or during.

How much is too much?

The idea that some alcohol is good for your health has now been debunked.

The Australian Alcohol Guidelines recommend healthy adults (men and women) to drink a maximum of two standard drinks on any day to reduce the likelihood of alcohol-related life expectancy.

Two standard drinks are about 200 ml of wine.
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] The guidelines also recommend consuming a maximum of four standard drinks at a single occasion to reduce the risk of alcohol-related harm.

The proportion of pure alcohol varies between different types of drinks, so the guidelines convert alcohol into standard drinks. In Australia, a standard drink contains ten grams of alcohol, which is equivalent to 100 ml of wine or 285 ml of plain steering oil or cider (a stubbie or pot) or 30 ml of ordinary strength. A cosmopolitan or mojito usually has two or three standard drinks.

Signs you need may need to cut back

Are you:

  • drinking every day or almost every day? Daily drinking is associated with addiction

  • drinking more than the recommended limits? Drinking more than two drinks on any day is associated with long-term health problems having to drink more to get the same effect? This indicates increased tolerance to alcohol and is an early sign of dependence

  • which has difficulty taking a break or cutting back or drinking more than you imagined? These are signs that you have less control over how much you drink

  • about drinking disturbed with daily activities on a regular basis, for example, being late for work because you have a hangover?

  • notice your well-being affected, for example, do you get feelings of anxiety or depression during or after drinking or are you having trouble sleeping? Alcohol can be relaxing while you drink, but it can make anxiety, depression and sleep problems worse

  • do things while you drink that you later regret?

If it’s time to rethink your drink.

If you drink disturbances with your daily activities, it may be time to cut back.
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How to cut down

If you & # 39; Drink more than you want, make a plan to reduce. This may mean:

  • indicating a limit that reduces health risks

  • with non-alcoholic days every week

  • with non-alcoholic “distance” before and between alcoholic beverages

  • sip your drinks instead of gulping them down. Lowering your drink allows your body to process the alcohol and you also stop drinking less

  • trying to drink with lower alcohol content

  • eating before and / or while drinking. This contributes to slow absorption of alcohol

  • avoiding “screams”. If you do, you do not feel that you need to follow everyone else. You can skip a round or two.

There you get help cutting back or quitting

Most women who drink alcohol, even those who drink a little too much, do not need special treatment, but taking a break from alcohol can improve your physical and mental well-being.




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If you need help cutting back there are some resources online that can help (eg Hello Sunday Morning).

Your doctor is a good place to start if you have questions or concerns about your drinking.

You can also talk to someone on the phone or online for information:

CounselingOnline is a free online chat for concerns about alcohol and other drugs. Anyone can use it – people who use drugs and people who want to help friends or family use drugs.

The National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline is a free phone information and counseling service similar to CounselingOnline, but on the phone. They can be reached at 1800 250 015.

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