There’s a fine line between getting absolutely drunk and being tipsy, especially after you’ve had a rough week at work. You will no doubt feel light-headed and a little giddy and dizzy in either case.
But how do you know you’re drunk? What are the determining factors and are there any determining factors that should be taken into account?
Based on a report published by the National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5), a total of 1 percent of women aged 15 and older consume alcohol, compared to 19 percent of men of the same age group.
And while we often make lofty claims that we know how much alcohol our bodies can handle, it should be kept in mind that this is something that continues to vary based on our temperament and how tired or active we have felt on the given day.
Therefore, even if you are aware of your alcohol consumption capacity, do not drink too much in any way. Stability is never overrated and practicing it will do you a world of good.
dr. Pankaj Puri, Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Sciences, Fortis Escorts, Okhla, New Delhi, told the Indian Express: “Regular intake of alcohol alters the metabolism of alcohol and therefore a greater amount of alcohol is required for a person to get its effect. On the other hand, the elderly can have a higher effect even at lower doses, female metabolism is different and they get toxic effects at lower doses.”
dr. Sandeep Satsangi, consultant hepatologist and liver transplant physician, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore also pointed out various details to Indian Express regarding intoxication.
He said: “The amount of alcohol needed to get drunk depends on several factors – the type of alcohol, the dilution used, the rate of drinking and whether or not one drinks on an empty stomach. Women can consume higher concentrations of alcohol. reach the blood and are more disturbed than men after drinking equivalent amounts of alcohol.”
“Most people can show some degree of sedation and motor disturbances at a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10 percent. Any consumption of more than 20 grams per day is considered significant and potentially harmful. 30 ml of whiskey, 100 ml of wine, 240 ml of beer roughly corresponds to 10 g of alcohol,” the doctor further explained to the organization.
If you feel that you are gradually moving towards a high degree of intoxication, the signs of which are usually very significant and obvious, it is advisable to adjust your actions slowly.
It’s always good to be safe than sorry and anything done excessively or in excess is considered deadly. You should focus on the amount of alcohol you drink and don’t overdo it!
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