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Doctor wants you to stop drinking alcohol at this age — if you love yourself

Alcohol harms the nervous system and people of all ages are encouraged to limit their consumption.

Alcohol accelerates the aging process of the brain [The Standard]

Alcohol poses a health risk at every stage of life. Its action resembles a neurotoxin, and its consumption, even in small amounts, may lead to a number of negative health consequences.

But is there a specific moment when we should definitely limit our alcohol consumption or even give it up? Dr Richard Restak, a distinguished dementia specialist, provided the answer.

Alcohol is not neutral to the body. Regular consumption of alcoholic beverages may lead to increased blood pressure, damage to the nervous system, increased risk of cancer, and weakened immunity.

Moreover, alcohol accelerates the aging process of the brain and even a single party can disturb the body’s balance.

To avoid these unfavorable effects, it is worth significantly limiting alcohol consumption or giving it up completely. Doing so can not only significantly reduce the risk of health complications, but also improve your overall health.

Dr Restak, a dementia specialist, in his book, The Complete Guide to Memory, emphasises that people over 65 years of age should completely refrain from drinking strong alcohol.

Alcohol increases the risk of falls and negatively affects the brain and cognitive functions, which is especially dangerous for older people.

Limiting alcohol consumption is especially important if there are other factors predisposing to falls, such as muscle weakness, loss of strength, chronic diseases, vision problems, difficulty maintaining balance or taking medications.

Dr Restak describes alcohol as a substance that directly harms the nervous system and encourages people of all ages to limit their consumption.

This decision, as he emphasises, is an expression of concern for both physical and mental health.

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This article was originally published on Ofeminin Women.