Alcohol has many ill effects on our body and one of the organs is the liver. Those who drink excessive alcohol, have more chances of damage to the liver.
We attend to many patients who consume only beer but do not consume whisky. I would like to clarify that Beer, whisky, vodka, rum, champagne, or wine, all have alcohol in them. If taken in excess, they can damage the liver.
The next question is what quantity of alcohol can damage the liver.
It is observed that the qty of alcohol varies in males & females.
Males, who drink about 40-50 gm of alcohol every day, are at a greater risk of liver damage. Females, who consume about 20-30 gm of alcohol every day, are at a greater risk of liver damage.
A big beer bottle contains up to 50g of alcohol. A small peg of Whisky contains 12g & large peg of whisky contains 24g of alcohol.
It is observed that not all persons, who consume alcohol, have a liver problem.
To be continued
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