Causes & Risk factors
Binge drinking is considered hazardous to health, as a person drinks above the permissible limit within a very short time span. Other than grave health implications, binge drinkers usually get in to unnecessary arguments of fights, may end up doing an illegal act or are more likely to accident – a case of drink and drive.
Medically a binge drinker is at risk of developing a heart attack. Also may put one at the risk of developing high blood pressure. It also induces vomiting. A person may damage his liver due to excessive alcohol consumption. It may affect sperm count in men, leading to infertility. Binge drinking proves fatal for the nervous system as well.
Over consumption of alcohol is a known cause for depression. Since binge drinkers are intoxicated with over dose of alcohol, and are in no position to take right decisions, might end up doing weird activities, like being vulnerable to having developed sexually transmitted diseases, as they might not remember having protected sex or indulge in polygamy. In case of pregnant women indulging in binge drinking may develop fetal alcohol syndrome, having grave consequences on the development of the fetus.
In many a cases, binge drinkers are also victims of alcohol poisoning. Some symptoms of alcohol poisoning include – severe vomiting, seizures or difficulty in breathing or slow breathing pattern. A person afflicted with alcohol poisoning need immediate medical attention.