How to deal with alcohol when you are older
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April 9, 2021
How to deal with alcohol when you are older
If you have been drinking alcohol frequently since you were young, you may find that you get drunk more easily than before, or that more alcohol remains in your body the next day. It wasn’t supposed to be like this.
In this article, we talk about how to interact with alcohol that you should be aware of.
Age and Alcohol
When you are young in your twenties, you can drink a lot of alcohol, but when you reach your forties and fifties, you can’t drink as much, and this phenomenon is actually quite normal.
When you are in your 20s, your body’s base oxidative stress, or rust, is at a very low level.
Therefore, even if you drink alcohol, which is the source of acetaldehyde that causes your body to rust, you have a stronger ability to eliminate it.
However, as we age and reach our thirties or older, the body’s rusting process begins to increase in our bodies. This is when oxidative stress rises.
If you drink the same amount of alcohol as you did in your twenties, the alcohol’s power to rust the body will be greater than its power to eliminate the rust.
This is why, even if you used to drink the same amount of alcohol as you did in your twenties, your body will feel painful and heavy the next day, and many other things will happen.
Basically, the amount of alcohol you can drink when you are 20 years old will gradually decrease to 80%, 70%, and then 60% as you reach your 40s, 50s, and 60s.
It’s the same with exercise: if you were able to run the 100M in 13 seconds when you were 20s, can you run the same speed in your 60s? It’s impossible to say. This means that there are certain ways to use your body that are appropriate for your age, and certain ways to deal with alcohol that are appropriate for your age.
Alcohol and Medicine
There is a warning that says, “Please stop drinking alcohol when taking medicines”.
The reason why alcohol is not good while taking medicines is because some medicines have ingredients that change their effects when mixed with alcohol. Also, some medicines may lose their effects, while others may increase their effects.
Basically, do not drink alcohol while taking medication (drugs). There are some diseases that become worse after drinking alcohol, so if you are taking medication for such diseases, try to avoid drinking alcohol as much as possible.
Alcohol and Sports
Alcohol is almost always prohibited in most exercise facilities and swimming pools.
Be careful not to drink alcohol before, during or immediately after sports. The first thing that happens when you drink alcohol is that your blood vessels dilate. This causes blood circulation to slow down.
This can only be a negative thing for sports. Since the blood flow is reduced, the body’s movement is also reduced.
Furthermore, if you drink more than a certain amount of alcohol, your brain will be anesthetized by the alcohol, and you will be in a state of intoxication, and your body will not be able to move properly. This can be very dangerous when it comes to sports.
When you are under the influence of alcohol, you will not be able to make proper decisions and your body will not be able to move properly. When you are jogging, for example, you will not be able to avoid a car that you would normally be able to avoid easily. This can lead to a traffic accident.
Because of these risks, I think it is best to never drink before sports.
If you drink beer after sports or when your blood pressure is elevated due to exercise, or when you are sweating profusely, your body’s metabolism will change.
Therefore, it is recommended that you drink alcohol after your breathing and heart pressure have calmed down, and not right after sports.
If you like alcohol, it can bring you a good time and relax your mind. However, it can be dangerous if it is used in the wrong way.
In order to drink healthily for a long time, you need to learn how to deal with alcohol in a way that suits your age and situation.
In particular, if you start drinking and find that you are more prone to getting drunk than usual today, or that you are feeling strange, we recommend that you stop drinking immediately.
Forcing yourself to drink or drinking large amounts of alcohol can be detrimental to your health, so please be careful.