Drinking Lots of Alcohol Increase Risks of Heart Disease
Too much alcohol can be bad for health. A new study has shown that reducing alcohol consumption can lower blood pressure and the risk of coronary heart disease.
So, what exactly is the effect of drinking too much alcohol on the heart? Consultant Cardiologist from London Bridge Hospital, Dr. Gerald Carr-White, said that too much alcohol can increase the risk of heart attack.
“Too much alcohol can increase the risk of narrowing of the arteries that supply your heart thereby increasing the risk of heart attack,” he said, as quoted by Female First.
In addition to increasing the risk of heart attack, according to Dr. Gerald Carr-White, drinking too much alcohol can lead to other cardiovascular problems. In addition, excessive alcohol consumption increases the risk of stroke, high blood pressure, and are prone to tachyarrhythmias (increased heart rate).
“In addition, drinking too much alcohol also increases the risk of diabetes and heart failure, in which the heart becomes weak,” he concluded.