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5 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

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September 29, 2017 0 38 3 minutes, 0 seconds read
RS Mishra-Internal Medicine - Max Hospital
Director and Sr. Consultant - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

Nowadays, drinking has become quite popular among the young and working generation. While the small quantities are not harmful to the body, but if you become an active drinker then there are many ways in which alcohol can damage your health and life as well. You may be aware that excessive drinking not only affects your health adversely, but it also hampers your personal and professional relationships.

There will be times when you accept the fact and try to quit drinking. However, an addicted mind and a weak willpower can prove to be the biggest obstacles in your decision. Therefore, to help you in taking this step, we have listed down 5 things that happen to your body when you stop drinking alcohol. We hope that these things will imbibe an enthusiastic and motivating spirit in you and you will be able to fight the temptation of drinking alcohol.

Better Sleep

In the hectic schedule of the metropolitan life, your body needs proper rest and sufficient sleep to rejuvenate itself. Going to bed after drinking can affect your sleep taking away the real benefits of sleep. If you stop drinking, it is possible that you will be able to take a deep and sound sleep which is no less than a warm gift to your body.

Lose Weight

Alcohol contains too many calories that might increase your weight. One margarita may contain 300 calories or more coming mostly from sugar. So, if you have been worried about your weight gain and want to shed some kilograms to be fit, then you should quit drinking. When you do this, your body’s metabolism also increases.

Clear Skin

As alcohol is a diuretic, it increases the need to urinate among the drinkers. It also decreases the production of an antidiuretic hormone, which helps our body to reabsorb water. As a result, it leads to dehydration. Hence, within a few days of quitting alcohol, you will witness a clear and hydrated skin that will enhance your personality and confidence.

Reduce Risk of Liver Damage, and Cancer

Most importantly, if you quit drinking, then you may be able to cut down the risk of many deadly diseases such as liver damage and certain types of cancer: mouth, oesophagus, throat, liver, and breast. It is a known fact that consuming too much alcohol can have harmful effects on the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, and immune system. Hence, you must stop drinking to have a healthy body.

Enhance Brain Power

Consuming excessive alcohol causes restlessness and drowsiness which can affect your concentration power. Alcohol also has reverse effects on the brain posing troubles in your thinking skills including problem-solving, attention and memory. When you stop this habit, you will notice that your brain performs tasks properly and prevents the neurological disorders. You will feel more active and alert as well.

These are just some of the beneficial improvements that your body will experience within few weeks of quitting drinking alcohol. Apart from these physical gains, you will also experience a positive change in your life. A healthy life where you don’t have to worry about the degradation of your body due to alcohol can certainly motivate you to take this positive step.

However, then the best step would be to seek medical attention in the best liver transplant hospital in Delhi. We, at Max Healthcare, also offer world-class treatment to the patients suffering from the Alcoholic liver disease. Our renowned health specialists not just focus on the patient’s treatment but also focus on their overall healthy lifestyle motivating them to adopt healthy habits to stay happy and safe.



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