Unveiling the Hidden Dangers: Doctor Pracha Exposes the Devastating Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

2023-09-19 09:41:48

“Doctor Pracha, brain surgeon” exposes the dangers of alcohol causing brain fog, stroke, low blood platelets, high risk of death and disability. “Por Tek Tung” reveals information after 10 p.m., collecting accident cases, 80-90% of them drunk. He recommends drinking and not driving. public instead As for community leaders, people used to drink heavily. Revealing his broken body, barely able to survive. Luckily I found a doctor in time. But you have to live with the disease caused by drinking and smoking for the rest of your life.

On September 19, 2023 at the Mandarin Hotel, Samyan, Bangkok, Quality of Life Development Network Children, Youth and Family Foundation Network for drunk driving victims and community networks reduce risk factors Sponsored by the Health Promotion Foundation (Thai Health Promotion Foundation), organizing a seminar on the topic “Alcohol and the Brain. …The Truth of Drinkers” along with performing a short drama. Reflecting the real life of Singha, a drinker and smoker. Impact and near death It is a simulation of the true story of Mr. Rangsan Chuenprasert, president of the Amphawa Temple community. Bangkok Noi District By the Special Theater Network

Dr. Phongthep Wongwatcharapaiboon Director of the Health System Development Support Office, Thai Health Promotion Foundation. Said that alcoholic beverages are classified as a harmful substance that has widespread health and social impacts. According to data from the World Health Organization, it is found that every year around the world, approximately 3 million people die from alcohol poisoning. It is the cause of more than 230 types of diseases. Data from the National Statistical Office in 2021 found a trend for Thai people aged 15 years and up. 57 million people drank alcohol, decreasing from 28.40% in 2017 to 28%, with males drinking 46.4% and females drinking 10.8%. Of these, 5.73 million people had drunk heavily in the past 12 months, accounting for 10.05%, divided There are 1.37 million regular heavy drinkers, accounting for 2.40%, and 4.36 million occasional heavy drinkers, accounting for 7.65%. Heavy drinkers are likely to decrease from 11.9% in 2017 to 10.05% in 2021.

Dr. Phongthep He further said that from research on the cost of social impacts from alcohol consumption in Thailand in 2021, it has been estimated that the economic loss from alcoholic beverages is 165,450.5 million baht or 1.02% of GDP and is calculated as 2,500 baht per capita. and indirect costs from premature death of 159,358.8 million baht. Alcohol causes adverse effects: 1. Health, such as liver disease, ischemic heart disease. Alcohol is acutely toxic. 2. Social and cultural aspects such as family violence, quarrels, road accidents. 3. Economic and national development, such as loss of medical expenses There are problems with work duties. Property damage Lack of opportunities for economic growth The average life expectancy of Thai men in 2021 is 73.5 years, 7 years lower than that of women. This is partly due to the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Thai Health Promotion Foundation joins with the network to drive alcohol control work. Set strategies in terms of policy, academics, and civil society. and spatial work To create Thai society away from the dangers of alcohol. Because our body has only one body. Can’t change It must be taken care of well so that it can be used for a long time until old age. Therefore, I would like to invite you to use this opportunity to abstain from alcohol during Buddhist Lent. Or find a time to rest your liver. Reduce brain damage Seriously take a break from drinking. Or it would be best to refrain from drinking.

“Drinking alcohol damages the brain. It causes violence to the entire family, society, and causes economic loss. This discussion brought together affected people. To create a trend for people to see the problem. Alcohol affects the brain The age range for heavy drinking is 30-50 years old, as this group has been drinking since they were teenagers. When addicted, they will drink more. If you don’t drink, your body will show symptoms of redness. When I returned to drinking, my symptoms improved. Most importantly, we need to create a generation of children who will know what the dangers are. At the same time, we must work together to create a good society. We must find a way to protect the health of people who are still unable to protect themselves like children and youth. Including enforcing the law regarding drunk driving. Ready to encourage people in the community to take part in the campaign,” Dr. Phongthep said.

Dr. Pracha Kanyaprasit, neurological and cerebrovascular surgeon Chiang Mai Ram Hospital It is said that alcoholic beverages affect the brain both directly and indirectly. The direct effect shortens the brain’s lifespan. premature brain atrophy Alzheimer’s occurs faster than it should be. For example, some people may begin to fade away at the age of 90, but in just 50 years they will begin to be unrecognizable. As for the indirect effects Will be transmitted through other systems of the body, such as

Vascular system Coronary heart liver metabolic system Alcohol causes blood vessels to become inflamed, deteriorate, become clogged, or become brittle. Strokes can occur more than people who don’t drink. This makes the liver’s job of producing substances that cause blood to clot less. Makes blood platelets less Causes high blood pressure while drinking The blood vessel couldn’t handle the pressure and it burst. Cerebral hemorrhage There was an accident. It will cause a lot of bleeding, the bleeding will stop slowly, or the bleeding will not stop. Surgery is difficult because it is difficult to stop the bleeding. It increases the risk of being disabled and dying more than people who don’t drink, so it’s important not to drink and drive.

“Drinking alcohol makes you confused and unable to remember. If you drink too much, you will pass out. Excessive amount of alcohol Can also accumulate in the body. Some people have symptoms of weakness. One side of the limb cannot be moved. The symptoms were only temporary, after resting they disappeared, so they didn’t know they had a stroke. But the symptoms of this disease can be observed, such as weakness, inability to speak, unclear vision, extreme dizziness, inability to balance, severe headaches, double vision, numbness at the corners of the mouth and tongue. These are the symptoms of a stroke. Must receive timely treatment.” Dr. Pracha emphasized

Mr. Jirattikorn Banjongkit, commander of the Po Tek Tung rescue unit. Said that from experience providing assistance to injuries It was found that after 10 p.m., 80% of the number of accidents that occurred were caused by drunkenness. and holidays, Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays will increase to more than 90%, which will be difficult to help Because drunk people cannot control their consciousness, they are confused and give confusing information. Sometimes they attack officials. Destroying things on an ambulance Therefore, I would like to propose that more checkpoints be set up. Pubs and bars must join in campaigning for people who drink to not drive. Use public transportation or substitute driver service In Bangkok and surrounding areas, there is a don’t drink and drive project with Por Tek Tung. Call the hotline 1418 and ask a Po Tek Tung officer to help drive you home free of charge. However, as a downstream worker, I do not want the government to have a policy to extend the hours for selling alcoholic beverages. Because today the problems we are burdened with are heavy enough.

Mr. Rangsan Chuenprasert, president of the Amphawa Temple community Bangkok Noi District, Bangkok, age 58 years Said he started drinking alcohol. Smoked cigarettes from age 17 until age 27. Worked as an engineer, supervising technicians. After work, he ate and drank at various restaurants. Do this behavior for many years in a row until you start to notice that health begins to deteriorate Drink little but feel dizzy like a very drunk person. So I started to stop drinking and turn to taking care of my health. But he did not take the medicine strictly as prescribed by the doctor. Until he had more health problems, he couldn’t walk straight, sat and disappeared, he had symptoms of vertigo, so he went to see a doctor. But while waiting to see a doctor, the symptoms recurred, burning eyes, stiff tongue, unable to speak clearly. One side of the limb is paralyzed. The other side is weak. which is a symptom of a chronic disease that is a result of drinking alcohol Have been smoking for a long time, even after quitting But if you neglect your health It will cause the symptoms to worsen, and friends who used to eat and drink together will start to get sick. and many people died Therefore, I would like to invite you to seriously reduce and stop drinking before it is too late.

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