How Is Alcohol Good For You?
Did you know alcohol helps thin your blood? Alcohol prevents blood clots aka preventing blood cells from attaching. Once attached, the risk for a stoke is increased.
However, if too much alcohol is consumed, it can increase the risk for a bleeding stroke.
On the flip side, if you get hurt and the skin is an open wound, blood cells clumping together is not a bad thing. It helps close the hole of the wound, the body is scurrying to heal.
Except, depending on the severity of the injury, a blood clot can make its way to the artery. This is bad. This will cause a stroke.
Alcohol prevents strokes by:
- Thinning the blood and preventing clots from forming
A glass of wine or two per day reduces the likeliness of heart disease or strokes.
However, ore than 3 alcoholic drinks daily could increase your risk of strokes.
Can alcohol replace blood thinner medication?
No. Never take yourself off ANY medication without the consultation of your doctor. Also, alcohol is never a safe replacement alternative. You will not only increase your chance of a bleeding stroke, but you are then at risk for:
- causes alerting of the mind and at risk for behavior you wouldn’t in a sober mind; injuries due to falling, car accidents/DUI, sexual behaviors/sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- liver damage
- internal bleeding
- various cancers
- birth defects
- passing alcoholism into generations to come