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22Feb/11Off

Alcoholism and Breast Cancer

Alcoholism and Breast Cancer

Many studies have proved Alcoholism or Alcohol Addiction has direct linkage to mouth, throat, liver and esophagus cancer.  Recent study also found that alcohol can also increase the risk of developing Breast Cancer.  Women drinkers are having higher risk of developing breast cancer especially after the age of 50.

According to a recent study,  women who drink 1 standard cup of alcoholic drink a day have slightly higher risk of breast cancer compare to the non-drinkers.  However,  those who have 7 bottles of beer or 14 cups of wine or 1.26 liters of sake weekly have about 1.75 times the risk of the non-drinker.  Less than 1 person per 100 people with breast cancer among the non-drinking women, however, 2.1 people per 100 people with breast cancer among the drinking women.
Acetaldehyde, a fat-soluble toxin in alcohol can damage human cells and increase the risk of cancer.  Doctors and the American Cancer Society suggests that women should drink no more than 1 standard cup of alcohol a day to reduce the risk of Breast Cancer.

20Jan/11Off

Understand Alcohol Addiction

Understand Alcohol Addiction / Alcoholism

Many people believe that alcohol can make people feel happy and relax, however drinking too much or alcohol addiction is harmful to our health, and its short-term and long-term harmful effects, including, weakened sense, cirrhosis of the liver and stomach bleeding.

The impact of alcohol on the digestive system:
Alcohol addiction will cause of chronic gastritis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, acute and chronic pancreatitis, esophageal varices, esophageal bleeding.

The impact of alcohol on the liver:
It will also cause acute alcoholic hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis of the liver and so on.

The impact of alcohol on the nervous system:
Alcohol will accelerate brain aging process, mental injury, emotional instability, distraction, leading to wrong judgments.

The impact of alcohol on the cardiovascular system:
Consuming excessive amounts of alcohol will cause mild chest pain, cardiac arrhythmia, has gradually become enlarged heart, ventricular failure, high blood pressure will increase precision, easily lead to stroke or renewal of heart disease.

The relationship between alcohol and Cancer:
Recent studies found that cancers are related to alcohol addiction. In many parts of the body alcoholics incidence of cancer than the average person, especially the mouth, throat, esophagus, liver and other organs.

The relationship between Alcoholism and Chronic Hepatitis C:
Based on some foreign study reports, long-term drinkers will have 45% higher chances to have chronic hepatitis C.

The relationship between alcohol and Depression:
Occasionally we also found that excessive drinking turned out to be one of severe depression symptoms. More commonly, the original depression caused by excessive drinking.  In the end is the depression caused by alcohol or depression brought about alcoholism, alcohol abuse and depression, a causal relationship, we must have a clear understanding. Excessive drinking or drunkenness, when the blood alcohol concentration of lower intelligence, many people feel tired and depressed, there is the argument shows that alcohol will bring the brain chemistry changes, would cause even more depressed mood.

Alcohol Addiction treatment or care:
If you can not reduce your amount of alcohol, you should immediately seek help from your family doctor, or to alcohol institutes.
If you find it difficult to break alcohol, stop drinking because you feel that the whole body trembling, restlessness, you'd better discuss with your doctor, taking short-term stabilization of drug withdrawal symptoms can be eased.  If you still can not change your drinking habits, you may need specialist treatment of alcoholism (eg, psychiatrists) and assisted.