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Health recommends not to drink alcoholic beverages this Easter

According to the Ministry of Health, alcohol acts as a depressant of many actions of the Central Nervous System (CNS) and its effects on it are dose-dependent. In small amounts, alcohol promotes disinhibition, but with an increase in this concentration, the individual begins to present a decreased response to stimuli, difficulty speaking, walking, among others.

The health portfolio indicates that the ingestion of alcoholic beverages alters perception, reflex times, reaction capacity and decision-making, so it is recommended not to drive vehicles to avoid road accidents and fatal outcomes

Keep in mind that there is no way to speed up the process of metabolizing alcohol. The body eliminates it in three possible ways: evaporation, excretion and through metabolism, and for this it follows its normal course and rhythm. The liver is only capable of metabolizing 0.12 g/l of alcohol in the blood every hour, with which the elimination process (depending on the alcohol consumed) could be completed even 19 hours later.

Recommendations:

To keep from getting drunk, drink water between alcoholic drinks, this will not only help keep you hydrated, but it will also help slow down your drinking and keep you comfortable in a social setting. In addition, you will be able to wake up fresh and without any type of sequel (hangover) related to alcohol consumption.

It is essential to pay attention to drinks mixed with fruit and/or flavorings because, as they are very sweet, their effects are not perceived at first, so they are consumed in greater quantities.

Drivers of vehicles should not consume alcohol, since it takes the body 72 hours to eliminate the alcohol that has entered the body, regardless of the drugs that are consumed to counteract the symptoms of a hangover. Even if the person does not feel drunk, the response time is delayed, for which he is already unable to drive.

Patients undergoing drug treatment should be aware of the potential for interactions with alcoholic beverages, especially if it is a psychiatric medication. There is an effect called potentiation, that is, when the person takes their medicine, drinks alcohol, and the effect is potentiated.

Those who suffer from cardiovascular diseases, is another group that should also take greater precautions with the consumption of alcohol, since it is toxic to the heart muscle and causes cardiomyopathy.

Beware of these demonstrations

If the alcoholic person sleeps and does not respond to painful stimuli (pinch, hit and move), it means that he is in the last degree of intoxication, in a coma.

When observing this picture, the affected person must be taken immediately to the Toxicology Service of the Medical Emergency Center, since it is a toxicological emergency and the person can die from respiratory paralysis.

It is suggested that those people who drink excessively, but do not reach a state of intoxication, should NOT be placed on their backs or face down, but on their sides, so that when they sleep they do not suffocate due to vomiting.



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