A recent study has shown the adverse effects of regular drinking and has proved more drinking for a day or two is far better than a glass every day.
The findings came out after studying people with drinking habits for 8 long years from 2009 to 2017
In their experiment, they organized a national health check-up in 2009, where they asked the volunteers their drinking habits and followed them till 2017 to check them for atrial fibrillation.
Everyday drinkers had a 40% higher risk than occasional heavy drinkers. That’s why it’s better to do binge drinking at times than having a glass of wine each day. Drinking leads to an increased heartbeat. Regular abnormal heart rate causes atrial fibrillation.
Atrial Fibrillation is a condition when the heart rate goes way above 100 for a considerable amount of time. It can cause tiredness, breathing trouble and dizziness. Artificial Fibrillation is many a time associated with being a cause of sleep disturbance.
Published in EP Europace Journal, the study shows that drinking too much can not only cause atrial fibrillation but also cardiomyopathy which means damage to the heart muscles as well.
Atrial fibrillation is a common disease seen in 1 million people in the UK and more than 2.7 million people in the USA. Thus, it is being advised to reduce both the frequency and the consumption to save yourself from associated ailments.
Giving up on drinking at all might not be possible but controlled and responsible drinking is. Choose your health and heart by limiting your drinks at 14 units and giving yourself off drinking days in a week.
It might take some time to get into a new habit but if something can keep you healthy then trying is essential.
A cardiologist at the British Heart Foundation has found limitations in the study. According to Dr. Sonya BabuNarayan, the report is only based on the drinking habits of the volunteers, it is not proven how drinking habits are affecting the rate of Atrial Fibrillation.