increase and this typically continues if you drink heavily on a regular basis.
Over time, you can start having arrhythmias where your heart beats too quickly or irregularly. This may be uncomfortable at first but eventually, it can lead to other heart problems.
How Much You’re Allowed To Drink
The amount of alcohol you’re allowed to drink is measured in units and experts say everyone can have up to 14 units per week. If that sounds complicated, there are apps that you can get on your phone to calculate what you can have.
It may also help to know what different kinds of drinks entail. For example, a 750 ml bottle of wine that has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 13.5% is considered to be 10 units. A 25 mi shot of alcohol with an ABV of 40% would be 1 unit.
Tips To Reduce Your Drinking
Whether or not you’re over your allowed limit, it’s good to keep your intake at a manageable level. That starts with knowing how much you’re drinking and if there are any specific situations that make you drink more. If you’re tracking your consumption, it helps to spread the drinks out over several days.
While you’re drinking, make sure to have water regularly as well. Keeping hydrated typically ensures that you’ll drink less. It can also help to let your friends and loves ones know that you’re cutting down so they can support you.
Depending on how much alcohol you’re drinking, cutting down might not be easy. It might be a good idea to talk to your doctor and seek out support groups in your area. Both of those options can get you the resources you need to reduce your alcohol intake.