Beer Side Effects

WHAT IS BEER?

Beer is an alcoholic drink.

Beer is used for preventing diseases of the heart and circulatory system, including coronary heart disease, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), heart failure, heart attack, and stroke. It is also used to reduce the chance of death from a heart attack and from another heart condition called ischemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction.

One of the most widely consumed alcoholic beverages in the world, beer is brewed from malted barley, and occasionally from wheat and maize.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Beer

When consumed in moderation, beer can actually be good for health. However, excessive drinking can have a negative impact on health. Drinking too much beer can adversely affect blood sugar levels. Beer works as a diuretic, so while it may be extremely refreshing to drink on a hot day, drinking in excess can make you lose fluid both through urine and sweat in such situations.

Also, a majority of beer variants found in the market contain malted barley. Barley contains gluten, a type of protein. Some people are allergic to gluten, so you need to double-check the compounds present in your beer, in that case.

Beer contains some stimulants that work with gastric acid, which may lead to the onset of gastro-esophageal reflux and result in heartburn.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Alcohol is likely unsafe to drink during pregnancy. It can cause birth defects and other serious harm to the unborn infant. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy, especially during the first two months, is associated with a significant risk of miscarriage, fetal alcohol syndrome, as well as developmental and behavioral disorders after birth. Don’t drink alcohol if you are pregnant.
Alcohol is also likely unsafe to drink when breastfeeding. Alcohol passes into breast milk and can cause abnormal development of skills that involve both mental and muscular coordination, such as the ability to turn over. Alcohol can also disturb the infant’s sleep pattern. Despite a rumor to the contrary, alcohol also seems to reduce milk production.

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