Most people know that alcohol can affect the body in areas like the liver, brain, and motor functioning skills, but did you know it can also affect your heart?
“Over the longer term, heavy drinking can lead to high blood pressure, enlarged and weakened heart, congestive heart failure and stroke. Binge drinking can be associated with atrial fibrillation, a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. ” (RecoverGateway.org)
“Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can increase fatty acids in the blood, high blood pressure, and overall calorie intake. ” (American Heart Association)
You absolutely shouldn’t be drinking at all if you’re underage, but if you’re an adult, keep your drinking to a minimum to prevent health risks.