Our latest video covers the basic aspects of alcohol related liver disease, and the complications of excessive alcohol intake. In general, there are three areas of concern:
1. The development of alcoholic fatty liver disease
2. The development of acute alcoholic hepatitis
3. Alcoholic cirrhosis
The major point to understanding is that all alcoholic drinks (servings) have about the same amount of alcohol in them. Thus, 1-beer, 1-glass of wine, and 1-serving of spirit (i.e. vodka, rum, gin, etc) all have approximately 10-12 grams of alcohol in them. Alcohol is alcohol, regardless of the volume, color, or taste.
The other key point to remember, is that the amount of alcohol daily is different for men and women. For women, one serving/day is the limit; two for men. Period. Above this, you run the risk of complications.