Why is alcohol not good for stress relief?

Now many people experience stress and try to neutralize it with alcohol. Drinking alcohol while watching the evening news helps to dull feelings of anxiety, relieve muscle tension, and stop the flow of negative thoughts. With the systematic use of even small doses of alcohol, the nervous system suffers, insomnia, anxiety and depression develop or worsen.

It does not take long to wait and the painful state of a hangover that can nullify the opportunity to wake up with good health in a favorable mood, fruitfully spend the day without drowsiness, anxiety, irritation.

How does alcohol affect the body and nervous system?

Alcohol with the blood enters the brain cells and neurons. Substances contained in nerve cells are dissolved by ethanol, destroying them. In addition, a toxic metabolite of ethanol, acetaldehyde, is formed. It systemically affects the body, causing intoxication. The severity of intoxication depends on the amount and strength of the alcohol taken, on the regularity of drinking alcohol, as well as on the weight, age and characteristics of the body of the person who consumes alcohol. Hangover (headache, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, hand trembling, anxiety, tachycardia, pressure surges) are signs of acetaldehyde poisoning.

It turns out that by “washing down” stress, one can achieve not only a temporary dulling of mental and bodily tension, but also inhibition of the nervous system and systemic poisoning of the body with acetaldehyde, a toxic metabolite of ethanol.

How to help the body neutralize the negative effects of alcohol?

Even if you completely abandon alcohol after systematic use, without medical assistance, the body will take a long time to fully recover. Not everyone is capable of making such a cardinal decision, so a glass of “sleep” or an alcoholic weekend is the place to be.

In both cases, to accelerate the removal of acetaldehyde from the body, it is necessary to take an enterosorbent as soon as possible – an agent that absorbs, retains and removes harmful compounds from the gastrointestinal tract. Rapid evacuation of alcohol and harmful compounds from the body helps to reduce the load on the body, in particular – on the liver, kidneys, nervous system and increases the chances of waking up with a fresh head after drinking alcohol. It is necessary to
choose an enterosorbent correctly. The agent must be safe and have a high adsorption activity to ensure rapid absorption of as much ethanol as possible from the gastrointestinal tract.

Such qualities are possessed by the well-established Russian Enterosgel , an intestinal enterosorbent with a high safety index. Enterosgel has a soft hydrophilic form with a neutral smell and taste and is available in a ready-to-use form. Such qualities make it easier to take the drug while intoxicated or the next day. The drug, due to its gel form, has the ability to evenly envelop the epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract, block the absorption of ethanol into the blood as a barrier , and remove harmful agents from the body naturally.

If you are going to drink “for relaxation”, remember that alcohol exacerbates stress and systemically destroys the body. If, under conditions of increased stress on the nervous system, it is impossible to completely eliminate alcohol, you need to help the body get rid of harmful ethanol metabolites through the use of enterosorbents . In parallel with the use of alcohol, to prevent dehydration, it is necessary to observe the drinking regime – during the feast, drink more mineral water. Walking in the fresh air and healthy sleep can also help neutralize the state of a hangover and mental stress.

event_note April 13, 2022

account_box Winona Tse MD

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