More than half of the adult population drinks alcoholic beverage. An alcoholic beverage belongs to the depressant category. Although, it has therapeutic uses, many people used it as a party drink. It has been a part of every celebration.Some people drink alcoholic beverages regularly which lead to high tolerance level. However, alcohol consumption affects people differently. Factors affecting the level and effect of alcohol in the body include the following:
- Gender — Men and women react differently to alcohol consumption. On the average, women have a higher blood alcohol content than men. The reason behind is that women have a low alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme.
- Race — Indians, Americans, and East Asians have low tolerance to alcoholic beverage. They are most likely to experience adverse reactions from alcohol consumption such as severe headache, palpitations, flushing of the face, nausea with or without vomiting, and restlessness.
- Race — As a person grows older, his tolerance to alcoholic beverage lowers. A small amount of alcoholic beverage can make him intoxicated. It is linked with degenerative changes in the body.
- Health condition — Those with liver disease have low tolerance to alcohol than people with a healthy liver.
- Drinking habit — Those who drink alcoholic beverage frequently develop tolerance. They become less intoxicated even if they consume a large volume of alcoholic beverage.1, 2, 3, 4, 5