Despite many people’s opinion that beer is a harmless soft drink, researchers insist on the opposite. Specialists, studying the problem of alcoholism, point out the wrong way alcohol drinks have been ranged according their harm degree, because there are no harmless alcohol drinks.
Beer commercials, imposed by beer manufacturers on people, aims to increase the level of beer sales, thus insisting beer is a soft drink and that is why it is harmless or even healthy drink. Even though alcohol level in some kinds of beer is 14%, almost as much as in spirit containing wines. Just let you remind that in Soviet times beer had only 1,5-2,8 % of alcohol.
It is not the news that beer alcoholism is a disease, but many people think it is not as serious as vodka or wine alcoholism. Although consequences of beer alcoholism are much more harmful for organism.
The English, trying to fight alcoholism in 19 century, tried to substitute all alcohol drinks with beer, which led to even more spreading of alcoholism. Bismarck the chancellor of Germany noticed that beer makes people lazy, silly and sexually weak.
Beer affects heart
Beer alcoholism dramatically affects human’s health. Thus, beer overconsumption causes heart functioning problems. German professor Bollinger, called the main human organ of beer alcoholics “Munich beer heart”. Such heart can have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, widened cavities, and smaller mitochondria. Cobalt, which is used in beer as a foam stabilizer, causes those dramatic changes. A lot of beer lovers have cobalt in there heart muscle ten times over the average. Except heart, cobalt also affects person’s stomach and esophagus, causing inflammation of those organs.
Not only cobalt affects beer lovers’ health, but large amounts of foamy drink as a liquid is also bad for the heart as well as its carbon dioxide saturation. Beer overfills person’s blood vessels and leads to heart walls and veins bulge. This state of the heart is called “beer heart” or “nylon stocking” syndrome because the heart becomes saggy and pumps blood poorly.
Beer ruins hormone balance of organism
Beer also affects person’s hormone balance. Toxic substances and salts of heavy metals, being a part of beer, lead to endocrine system changes. Men, who regularly drink beer experience less testosterone- the male hormone, producing. At the same time, producing of female sex hormones is increasing. Man’s appearance gradually changes – his breasts become larger, the pelvis becomes broader.
Female beer alcoholism increases the risk of developing cancer, and if woman nurses a baby, the baby can have epileptic spasms. Women, abusing beer, can get “beer moustaches” and their voice becomes rougher.
Beer alcoholism dramatic consequences
In 1985 in Canada, there was a research, studying people, systematically drinking beer and other strong drinks. The findings showed that those who drank beer more often than other drinks were diagnosed with “palpable liver”.
There were researches in many countries about how foamy light drink affects human’s health and it was proved that you can develop alcohol addiction from drinking beer three of four times more often than from drinking other alcohol drinks.
Beer causes brain cells death. They die and get into blood, get filtered with the kidneys and get out with urine. Beer in large amounts causes spinal cord dysfunctions, myocardiodystrophy, gastritis, pancreatitis, hepatitis, neuropathy, visual and hearing analyzers affection.
Daily beer consumption influence on the level of blood pressure is also proved. Lactic acidosis and hyponatraemia are also heavy complications of beer alcoholism.
When the question about how to treat beer alcoholism arises and becomes urgent, the state of beer alcoholic is already bad with clear imbecility and declining of personal traits of character.
How to recognize beer alcoholism
“Beer alcoholism” is not among diagnoses in the international decease classification list. There is another diagnosis –“ alcoholism”, but the core of this disease does not change, it is pathological thirst for alcohol in any form. Beer alcoholism has all stages of common alcoholism.
Unnoticed but fast progress is specific for beer alcoholism. Having 1-2 bottles of beer every day, a person doesn’t feel the harm it causes to his organism, but on the other hand, the feeling of being drunk is obvious and clear. Those feelings stuck in the mind of alcoholic and he needs to experience the same feelings regularly. This is the first mark of alcohol addiction.
Signs of beer alcoholism:
- Having more than 1 liter of beer per day;
- Anxiety and anger without drinking beer;
- Developing “beer belly” in men;
- Problems with sexual potency;
- Insomnia and day time sleepiness, lack of ability to relax and fall asleep without drinking beer;
- Common headaches;
- Start of the day with the bottle of beer to reduce hangover or to improve one’s mood;
You suffer from beer alcoholism if you have listed above symptoms. Beer alcoholism is dangerous because it is hard to diagnose it on the early stages and therefore hard to talk a beer alcoholic to start therapy.
Beer alcoholism is not different from those, caused by vodka or wine in its symptoms. The need in beer rises dramatically, sometimes starts with 1-2 bottles of the soft drink. And if at first a person doesn’t drink beer every day, later, he wants to have it more and more often, and as a result, he can’t refuse drinking beer regularly. Moreover, the dose of beer being drunk to feel euphoric, rises several times. In serious cases of beer alcoholism alcoholic can drink as much as 15 liters of beer a day!
Beer addiction is not like drinking bout. A person can have beer every day, several times a day. That is why complete drunkenness is rare, although beer alcoholics drink again not being absolutely sober. It can last for weeks, months and even years. They can refuse to drink beer very seldom, and not longer than for 3 days. A person is so dependent on beer that he cannot live without drinking it.
Hangover after large amounts of beer is similar to usual hangover, but it is much harder to stop it. Except headache, beer hangover is characterizes with heavy diarrhea.
How to quit beer alcoholism?
Quitting beer alcoholism is a long and difficult process. The patient should stop drinking all strong drinks and not only beer. Alcoholism is treatable if a person overcomes his psychological addiction to beer and all alcohol drinks in general.
If you notice any of beer alcoholism symptoms in your friend’s or your own behavior, you should immediately start therapy.
Misfortune of the 21st century
Beer alcoholism became very common disease among teenagers in the 21st century. Except physical harm to the growing organism, beer affects mental health of the young people. Beer, according to the modern researches, is legalized drug, leading to consumption of even heavier drugs. One more unpleasant fact about drinking beer is that beer provokes aggressiveness. Out of all drugs, alcohol is the most aggressive, and beer alcoholism is characterized with extreme cruelty. Fights, murders, robberies and rapes are good examples of beer bacchanalias.
Beer alcoholism among teenagers becomes the start of young people personalities’ degradation. The possibility of such a teenager becoming a decent person is very small. It is even worse when beer addiction is developed in young girls. Women’s beer alcoholism, as well as wine or vodka alcoholism among women, can hardly be treated. Moreover, it is quite difficult to persuade woman to start therapy and to prove that she is alcohol addicted. All family suffer from woman’s alcoholism, and especially children.
Why do people all over the world drink beer not thinking about their own health or possibility of developing of alcohol addiction? Perhaps, beer addiction is a special form of bulimia, which is aggravated with the special taste of beer and sedative substances found in hop. In fact, getting addicted to beer is very similar to developing simple bulimia, especially women’s urge to eat sweets. Beer bulimia is a male form, because the taste receptors in men has the same effect on them as when women eat sweets. The question is when does bulimia become alcoholism?
It probably happens with the increase in doses and frequency of beer consumption as a remedy to become drunk. Even taste dependency goes back before that strong, already drug addiction.
Beer manufacturers don’t mention the harm beer can cause in their advertisement, agitating with pretty pictures on billboards and commercials about beautiful life. Easily tricked young people looking for pleasure buy beer and light drinks in their pocket money. Average normal children turn into drinking young people just in front of their parents; eyes, and later they become drinking parents themselves. Beer addiction became the beginning of drug addiction, leading to degradation of generations and degradation of the whole nation.
Alcoholism as well as other diseases can be prevented. This is the goal of alcoholism prevention in global scale, in a every state, every family, educational institution, at the factory.
Internal policy in many countries aims to prevent drug and alcohol addiction. It finds its way in forming such way of life, when drinking alcohol, especially in large amounts becomes unacceptable. There are a number of ways to reach that goal, for example, people are involved in leading healthy way of life by constructing new sports facilities, new gyms and sport clubs are opened, mass sporting events become popular. Very important in alcoholism prevention activity is spreading of information about how alcohol can affect human body and forming of negative attitude towards alcohol consumption.
There are three stages in alcohol prevention problem solving. The first, the second and the third. The first one uses various psychological methods of influence on a person; the second aims to help those, who already consume alcohol and drugs.
Beer alcoholism prevention, especially among young people became vital. A lot of young people mistakenly think that alcohol helps them in finding friends, become more self-confident, overcome their own problems and have a good time. that is why the main goal in teenage alcoholism prevention is to demystify the fact about beer, making people closer to each other and in creating realistic point of view on alcohol. Such preventative work is especially important among the primary school students, because this is the age when person’s attitude to a lot of important things is being formed.