Weekend Binge Drinking
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As the weekend approaches, many people look forward to partying and indulging in alcohol, especially during the summer season. However, a liver transplant specialist is urging caution, stating that a “weekend alcohol binge” could have severe and irreversible consequences.
Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin, Chief Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon and chairman of the Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine at Medanta-The Medicity, recently shared a concerning case on Twitter. He revealed that five individuals were admitted to the Liver ICU, all with one thing in common – a weekend alcohol binge.
These patients were diagnosed with alcohol-induced liver failure, and unfortunately, only two of them could be saved through a transplant. Dr. Soin emphasized that weekend binge drinking may be even worse than regular drinking and highlighted the serious risks associated with it, including sudden liver failure, seizures, harm to partners, criminal behavior, homicide, and suicide.
Experts define alcohol bingeing as consuming more than five drinks (with an average alcohol content of 30ml) for men and four drinks for women at one time, either over a few hours or within a single hour. It is crucial to note that recent reports from the World Health Organization indicate that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption, even in small occasional quantities.
Binge drinking has numerous side effects, including an increased risk of chronic diseases such as hypertension, stroke, certain cancers, and heart disease. It can also escalate tissue damage, particularly if consumed rapidly without food as a buffer. Furthermore, binge drinking can lead to mental health issues such as depression, alcohol poisoning, coma, or even death.

Re-reported from the article originally published in TimesNowNews.

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