Beware of alcohol poisoning in Thailand! Beware of neon lights, drinking and nightlife. Take care of your liver and obesity.

It is possible to become an alcoholic or an alcoholic addict in Thailand. Be careful about chugging and drinking in the nightlife. Too much alcohol can increase your triglycerides and cause liver problems. Try to prevent this with regular health checkups.


In 2008, the Thai Ministry of Health interviewed 17,140 Thais between the ages of 15 and 59, and found that 10.9 percent of them had alcohol use disorders and 6.6 percent had alcohol dependence. One-quarter of those with alcohol problems were between the ages of 15 and 25, and the highest percentage was among a group of single men between the ages of 25 and 34 living in the north.

1. What is alcoholism?

I'm sure many of you have heard of alcohol poisoning. It seems to be a symptom caused by ingesting a large amount of alcohol all at once in a short period of time. Many people are rushed to the hospital every year due to this symptom, especially during year-end parties held at the end of the year. In particular, it is important to note that there have been cases of deaths due to heavy drinking, such as chugging large amounts of alcohol, which is common among the younger generation. It is important to drink alcohol in the right way and enjoy it safely.


2. Beware of alcohol dependence.

Consuming large amounts of alcohol over a period of many years can lead to a state in which one is unable to control one's drinking behavior at will. Many people seem to be unaware of their dependence on alcohol. The amount of alcohol consumed has been ambiguous until now. From now on, we can easily check the amount of alcohol we drink by calculating the unit of alcohol consumption (=drink) to avoid drinking too much.

From the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's Health Information Website for the Prevention of Lifestyle-related Diseases


3. Does alcohol make you fat?

Have you ever heard of someone gaining weight from alcohol? Actually, alcohol is related to the cause of the increase in triglycerides. It is said that drinking too much alcohol puts a burden on the liver (Click here for the article on the 4 main liver diseases). It seems that too much neutral fat not only leads to obesity, but also increases the risk of various diseases. No one wants to become a metabolic syndrome, right? However, in reality, many of the foods we eat with alcohol are also greasy, like fried foods, or high in sugar. Even though we know that we shouldn't eat too much, we tend to binge on alcoholic beverages. Delicious food tends to be high in calories. It is important to try to eat snacks that are low in calories and rich in protein. For example, tofu and fish. I also want to be careful not to use too much salt, soy sauce, or other seasonings. When it comes to your health, the most ideal thing to do is not to drink alcohol, but it's hard to do so when there is a year-end party, a New Year's party, or a farewell party. I also try to control my drinking by choosing snacks and making a day off from drinking.



4. Know your health status.

Lifestyle-related diseases have become a very serious problem in recent years. It is said that it is important to pay attention to one's diet and to exercise moderately. It seems that inappropriate food can lead to many lifestyle-related diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. And these diseases are often unconscious. So, have you had a health checkup? Many of you may have annual checkups at your company. Depending on your age, you may also have had a physical checkup. A physical checkup is an important examination that can tell you the state of your health, as it can detect hidden diseases that you are not aware of. If you go to the hospital after you feel something is wrong with your body, the symptoms may have progressed to a more serious condition. If you can detect illnesses early by undergoing regular examinations, you may be able to get away with minimal treatment, etc. A physical checkup is an important opportunity for you to learn about your body. It will give you a chance to review your daily life, including excessive alcohol consumption. Of course, it is important to take care of your body so that you can live a long life not only for yourself but also for your family and others around you.


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5. To enjoy drinking safely and happily

Excessive alcohol consumption over a short period of time as well as large amounts of alcohol over many years may have undesirable effects on the body. It is said that the latter may manifest itself not only physically but also mentally. If this condition worsens, it may be necessary to stop drinking altogether in the future. In order to prevent this from happening, it is important to get into the habit of controlling the amount of alcohol you drink on a daily basis. It is also important to have regular medical checkups to learn more about your body and how to deal with your health. If it is determined that you need to improve your diet or other aspects of your life, even a little bit will help you take care of your body. By the way, moderate drinking is said to be good for your health. Let's continue to think about our health and have fun with alcohol safely.


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6. Finally.

In this article, I wrote about alcohol poisoning. Excessive drinking abroad is not only a concern for your health, but when you are out and about, you have to be careful about theft and crime. If you get sick, the treatment you receive may be completely different from what you would get in Japan. It is important to take more preventive measures on a daily basis than in Japan.


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