Why binge drinking is bad for you

Do you engage in binge drinking? It’s bad for your vital organs and generally affects your health negatively. This is what happens to some of your organs when you binge drink: Eyes: Alcohol causes blood vessels in the eyes to dilate, making them bleary and bloodshot – not a good look, and long term affects your eyesight.

Brain: Just one heavy drinking session can cause severe memory problems during hangovers – and starves the body of vitamin B1, which is essential for good concentration. Long term heavy drinking damages the brain.

Breasts: Regular drinking binges can increase your risk of breast cancer by up to 40 percent, according to a major study reported in the British Journal of cancer. This risk is increased if you have a family history of breast cancer.

Heart: Binge drinking causes a surge in blood pressure, and can lead to palpitations. Heavy drinkers are at increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Skin: Heavy drinking dehydrates your body and the skin is one of the first areas to suffer – ending up dry, peeling and cracked. Heavy drinking ages the skin – look at most heavy drinkers, they look older than they really are.