Michiganders Dying After Only Weeks Of Heavy Drinking
This past year due to the pandemic a lot of heavy drinking has gone on and some people are dying of liver disease after drinking heavily for weeks or months.
If you plan on getting snockered but you have had COVID-19, you may want to rethink that idea. The after-effects of having the coronavirus may be starting to rear its ugly head.
According to WOOD, doctors in Michigan and across the country have been seeing a striking number of patients with liver failure due to heavy drinking, but not from years of drinking, but less than a year all the way down to just weeks.
Normally it takes years of heavy drinking to wear down your liver but now that timeframe seems to get shorter and shorter.
Now if you are wondering how much drinking is considered heavy, well for dudes it is considered 15 or more drinks weekly and for the ladies its eight or more drinks weekly. I know plenty of people who do that and more a day and that is not good.
The recommended amount of drinks per day are two or less for men and one or less for women.
Doctors say part of the problem is the rise of obesity and diabetes but hospitals have been reporting a massive increase in patients suffering from liver failure due to alcohol since COVID-19 started.
The University of Michigan Medical Center has seen a 30 to 50 percent increase in liver failure since COVID-19 has hit the public.
If you have had COVID-19, you should consider not drinking heavily and even go in for a blood test in case you have had drinking problems in the past.
Like early liver failure, I believe we start to see more and more of the after-effects of COVID-19 for years to come. My fear is that it won't just be the liver but other major organs the virus likes to attack will fail at a much earlier rate than pre-COVID-19.