Consuming food or drink excessively is not good for health, especially if the food of the drink which we already know has the risks and bad effects on the health. In this case I focus on drinking alcoholic beverages. Everybody knows that drinking alcoholic beverages has the bad effects on the health.
Moreover, on the label, we can see clearly that it contains harmful substances. What are does it contain? It contains ethanol as the psychoactive ingredient substances.
Of course these substances can lead to a decrease in consciousness. Is it clear that this simply do not have advantages for the body? in fact, many people enjoy drink alcohol until they feel addicted.
I do not know it is a hobby or a lifestyle. They do not heed the warning. One of diseases caused by drinking alcohol is "horse’s neck". As its name, this disease attacks the necks.
What is Horse’s Neck disease?
As quoted from page kejadiananeh.com, In medical book, horse’s neck disease is popular as the Madelung disease. People who suffer this kind of disease will feel swelling behind their ears. Then, it spreads to the throat, and the neck. All are covered by clogged grease.
Eventually the swollen flesh on the throat will thicken up to 15 cm. of course this makes difficult to breathe. By looking at this disease, we will understand that it is difficult for the people who suffer horse’s neck disease to do their activity. They can breathe easily.
Moreover, they will be difficult to move their body, especially their head. This disease, horse’s neck, is caused by drinking alcohol excessively. In other words, the substances in alcohol beverages make swelling the area of the neck.
"Study Case of Horse’s Neck"
There was a man in china. He suffers this kind of disease because of drinking alcohol excessively. His name is Hong Shu from Guangzho. The sign of horse’s disease happened to him. His neck is swelling as the result of clogged grease. It is difficult for him to do his daily activity. he also felt difficult to breathe. He was 53 years old. His habit was drinking alcohol excessively.
Since he was young, his hobby was drinking alcohol. He drank alcohol for 30 years. He liked drinking Baiju. What is it? It is very popular drinking in China. It is made from fermented rice with 40 to 60 percent of the alcohol content. Can you imagine that? Everyday Hung Shu drink Baiju 2 litres.
Then, he was diagnosed with horse’s neck disease. Then, the doctor did surgery to the swollen flesh on his neck three times. However, the result is negative. It means that it is difficult for the doctor to treat such disease. Part of swollen flesh on the neck has been cut.
However, it swelled again. This horse’s neck is very rare disease. There are just 400 cases found in all over the world. Actually drinking alcohol can cause horse’s neck disease, so it can be a lesson for us that it is worse to drink alcohol.
Source: Horse’s Neck Disease