Importance of Drinking in Moderation for your Health

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If the death of Slayer rocker Jeff Hanneman has taught us anything it is the importance of drinking in moderation. The rocker died earlier this month from alcohol related liver scarring.

Drinking in moderation rather than binge drinking is more than just a matter of your immediate wellbeing, it can also have lasting effects on your health.

His death is an example of the kinds of irreversible effects of excessive drinking which can be fatal. The rocker apparently succumbed to alcohol related cirrhosis also known as irreversible scarring of the liver. The guitarist died in a hospital in Los Angeles on May 2 this year, he was 49 years old at the time.

Read what a post on Smh.com.au reported on the tragedy:

hanneman-729-620x349In a post on Slayer’s official website, Hanneman’s devastated bandmates admit they were unaware of “the true extent” of his liver problems until their pal was facing death.

The statement reads: “We’ve just learned that the official cause of Jeff’s death was alcohol-related cirrhosis.

“While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent Necrotising fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being (after a spider bite in 2011), Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life.”

The stars go on to refute rumours Hanneman was set to undergo an operation to help relieve his condition, and insist he was optimistic about making new music.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/slayer-guitarist-died-of-alcoholrelated-liver-scarring-20130511-2jei4.html#ixzz2TXV1Dj2l

The irreversible damage of too much alcohol on your liver can lead to a number of liver diseases including fatty liver disease, alcoholic cirrhosis and alcoholic hepatitis. The liver is one of the largest and most important organs in the body and its functioning is vital, any damage to the liver can therefore prove fatal, as it did for superstar Jeff Hanneman.

While most do not begin abusing alcohol with the idea of destroying their bodies throughout time the regular alcohol use, especially in large quantities, will start to cause serious issues within the body.

Alcoholic Cirrhosis is the most common form of liver damage which develops from excessive alcohol consumption. Regular and excessive alcohol use is the leading cause of alcoholic cirrhosis. This slowly progressing disease takes once healthy liver tissue and replaces it with scarred tissues that over time will prevent the liver from functioning properly which is what happened to rocker Jeff Hanneman.

This post on Smh.com.au explains:

Slayer add: “Contrary to some reports, Jeff was not on a transplant list at the time of his passing, or at any time prior to that.

“In fact, by all accounts, it appeared that he had been improving – he was excited and looking forward to working on a new record.”

Slayer are planning to hold a public memorial for fans to pay their respects to guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

“While the details are being worked out now, Slayer wants its fans to know that there will be a celebration of Jeff Hanneman’s life sometime later this month, along with Jeff’s family and friends, the public will be invited to attend. More information will be posted here soon,” the band wrote on their Facebook page.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/slayer-guitarist-died-of-alcoholrelated-liver-scarring-20130511-2jei4.html#ixzz2TXV1Dj2l

 

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