Your friends are going out for a night on the town, and you have decided to go too.
This is the second time this week that you have found yourself passed out on the bathroom floor.
You are beginning to think that maybe you are going out and drinking a little too much.
Drinking does not seem to have the same effect on some of your male friends as it does on you, and this is hard for you to understand.
You just wanted to have a good time and enjoy yourself with a few friends, but now you feel like it is beginning to make you ill. That is because it is.
Women do not have a tolerance for alcohol like men do. Your body’s chemistry and the way it is made will make you absorb more alcohol into your system. It is harder also for a woman’s body to take the alcohol and break it down so they can get it out of their system.
A woman will still feel drunk, when a man is becoming sober. He might be drinking the same amount as you, but you are feeling a lot worse than he is.
Men and women have two different make-ups, and drinking alcohol will give you the shorter end of the stick. In the end, you are the one who has to worry more about getting addicted to alcohol.
Trouble with Pregnancy
It is true that if you drink more than you should your menstrual cycle can be affected. You may be risking your chances of having children. When you do become pregnant, you will have a higher chance of having a miscarriage.
Your baby being born too soon is something else you may have to worry about. Sometimes too much drinking can even cause stillbirths.
Of course, if you are drinking during your pregnancy you are putting your baby at risk to get Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. It would be a good idea for you not to drink at all if you are pregnant.
Cirrhosis of the Liver
What cirrhosis does is scar your liver after a long time of excessive drinking. It can destroy your liver over time. This disease can be serious, especially if you do not stop drinking. There is more of a chance that you will get the disease than a man.
Cirrhosis of liver can change how your body looks. Your fingernails may change shape and color. Darkening skin can become a problem for you, and you may bump into something and find you are bruising excessively.
Before you start drinking, you need to start thinking about what could happen to you in a drunken state of mind. It is easier to be sexually assaulted while you are drinking. Your range of motion is not so good after a few drinks, and it may be hard for you to fight off unwanted advances.
Too much drinking is not a good thing any way you look at it.