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UK doctor reveals unexpected consequences of alcohol consumption

08:21, 04 December 2020
UK doctor reveals unexpected consequences of alcohol consumption Photo: Sergey Bulkin/NEWS.ru

Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages can cause hair loss due to poor protein absorption, Express reports.


Excessive drinking does not only lead to dehydration of the skin but also the finger and toenails, too, leading them to become brittle, more prone to peeling, and very dry and easier to break, said Dr. Rekha Tailor, cosmetic doctor at Health & Aesthetics.

Hair loss can be another surprising casualty of excessive alcohol consumption, said Dr. Tailor.

Drinking alcohol may also interfere with protein absorption or lead to lower protein consumption, she added.

The most visible ill effects associated with alcohol consumption are inarguably associated with the skin.

As she explains, alcohol also causes blood vessels to dilate, making skin look red in appearance.

Worryingly, it can also deplete the healthy bacteria in the gut, which helps regulate the immune system, says Dr. Tailor.

According to the expert, it is possible to avoid health problems if a person consumes no more than 3.5 liters of beer or seven glasses of wine per week.

Although completely abstaining from alcohol is considered the best option.

NEWS.ru earlier reported that Indonesian authorities returned to discussions on banning alcohol in the country.