Why This Month is Especially Important for Your Health
April is alcohol awareness month and I thought that it would be a good time for me to discuss this issue, as it affects so many lives throughout North America. Although the modest consumption of alcohol in various social settings may be normal and healthy behavior, there are some important things you should know about alcohol.
When you drink an alcoholic beverage, the alcohol is absorbed directly into the bloodstream from your stomach, which increases your blood levels of ethanol. Your liver is primarily responsible for removing this ethanol from your bloodstream, but as we age, the liver does not seem to be able to do this as effectively as it once did. This makes older people more vulnerable to the influences that alcohol has on your brain. One of the brain processes alcohol affects is motor skills—they become more difficult to perform. Read More