“Over the last 18 months deaths from alcoholic liver disease have increased by an unprecedented 21 percent, compared with a 2.9 percent increase between 2018 and 2019,” began Day.
He added: “The pandemic has shifted many towards alcohol and as social events return, heavy drinking for others could continue to rise.
“Drinking to excess has detrimental effects on your health.
“Regular episodes of binge drinking can lead to liver disease, and heart and kidney problems.
“It’s one of the most common causes of liver disease, which can lead to cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver and eventually liver failure, a life-threatening condition.”
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