Cohesion, friendship, a sense of love, the courage to break boundaries, the transition from everyday life to freedom, relief from worries.
Enjoying the moment.
A study by cancer organizations found that, among other things, these are the “heavenly feelings” that alcohol creates in a woman’s life.
Alcohol seems to have infiltrated in recent years into situations it has not been in before, such as crafts and other household items.
Women are offered customized events, such as wine yoga, where alcohol is included in the figure.
In social media, alcohol use often appears smoothed.
The images are beautiful and thoughtful and communicate the good moments of life as well as enjoyment.
When was the last time you stopped to think about the role of alcohol in your life?
And do you know in more detail how many ways alcohol can affect a woman?
A woman gets drunk more easily than a man
Although a woman and a man consume the same amount of alcohol, a woman’s blood alcohol level rises higher than a man’s.
This is because alcohol is water soluble.
75 percent of a man’s body is water, while about 66 percent of a woman’s body is water.
In addition, a woman’s body breaks down alcohol more slowly than a man’s.
Sleep does not improve at night
Do you drink a glass - or more - to relax after a hard day?
It is worth remembering that even a small amount of alcohol impairs the quality of sleep and recovery of the body.
Excessive alcohol consumption is a common cause of insomnia and sleep disorders.
Read more: Finnish research reveals: A single dose of alcohol impairs sleep
The “relaxing” effect can be deceiving
Alcohol increases the secretion of pleasure hormones.
Even a small amount may seem to relax the body, but as tolerance increases, only larger amounts are always needed.
If one or two glasses of wine or beer no longer feel enough and the single dose is constantly increasing, your tolerance may already have changed.
It often grows unnoticed.
The body easily gets caught in an alcohol hook, and an ever-increasing amount of alcohol is required in the hop state.
Read more: 10 signs that alcohol may have too much power in your life
Morning after drinking can also appear in the mood, for example, as depression.Image: Colourbox
What about sex?
The effect of alcohol on desire varies.
Sex therapist Elina Tanskanen has recommended having sex explicitly or under the influence of only a very small amount of alcohol.
Read more: You shouldn't have drunk sex - and here are the reasons why
For example, a hop state can lead to you breaking down your own boundaries or compromising security.
For the most part, after a certain point, alcohol affects sexual function, both arousal and orgasm.
Read more: Surprising Consequences of Alcohol Abuse - Therapist: “Many Can’t Have Sex Outright”
Effects on fertility and pregnancy
Excessive alcohol consumption can cause menstrual irregularities, infertility and hormonal disorders in women.
If pregnancy is desired, alcohol should be consumed only in moderation.
Alcohol use during pregnancy poses many risks.
For example, binge drinking in early pregnancy can cause life-threatening deformities in the fetus.
Do you need to justify your alcohol use?
It may already tell you that you no longer have complete control over your drinks.Photo: Colourbox
As a result of heavy and prolonged alcohol use, physical changes can be significant.
Women who consume a lot of alcohol are taking over.
Alcohol raises the male hormone testosterone and lowers female hormones.
The effect of testosterone can lower a woman’s voice and increase hair loss.
Puffs and dries the body
Drinking plenty of alcohol dries, and then swells the body.
This can also be seen on the face and skin.
Read more: Even your face looks completely different - leaving alcohol can also change your appearance, knows Adriana, who remained sober for almost 3 years
There is no need to be close to the risk limit when alcohol consumption can already make it difficult to stay at a normal weight.
Alcohol contains a lot of energy that pops up to accumulate as adipose tissue, especially in the waist area.
Appetite can also increase.
For the next day’s hangover, hunger may literally stay on top, and you should choose foods that are higher in carbs and fatty than usual.
Read more: Alcohol quickly shows up at the waist - “Let’s talk about amounts that the doctor doesn’t yet choose and neither spouse will cry”
Even a small amount increases the risk of cancer
The more alcohol you use, the greater the risk of cancer.
Moderate alcohol consumption also increases the risk of cancer.
Even very small amounts of alcohol increase the risk of breast cancer, for example.
Read more: Alcohol increases the risk of cancer - a certain group can be up to 100 times more likely to develop the disease
Women suffer from a hangover more easily than men
Women suffer from a hangover more easily than men.
This is also explained by the amount of fluid in the body.
The symptoms of a hangover are symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, which are more intense the more and longer you have been drinking.
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The doctor explains what the phenomenon is all about: “This combination is often the most destructive”
How do I know if I already have to worry about drinking?
Alcohol is a neurotoxin.
A single dose increases the health risks.
Continuing to exceed risk limits - that is, 16 doses of alcohol per week for women - is already a clear sign of concern about your alcohol use.
One serving is, for example, a glass of wine (12 cl) or a small bottle of medium beer or cider.
Do you relax with alcohol every weekend?
One alarm sign is if you tend to drink every weekend.
What about drinking at least a glass every time you spend two-way time with your partner?
It’s worth paying attention to if a free dating night always means drinking.
Or do you find yourself drinking more than you would have liked?
That, too, can be one sign that alcohol has begun to control you and not you.
Read more: Should you worry about your alcohol use?
Answer these questions honestly
Sources: Cancer Organizations, Health Library, Substance Abuse Link