The Chief Psychiatrist at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Akwasi Osei has disclosed that excessive consumption of strong alcoholic drinks like Akpeteshi, Gin and Whiskey causes epilepsy.
He made this known in an interview on Adom FM, explaining that heavy drinking is the major contributing factor leading to epilepsy in the Ghana. Dr. Akwasi Osei further explained that when people get drunk and fell, they normally hit their head on the ground and this could damage their brain. He therefore cautioned the entire public to take alcoholic drinks that have nutritional value and are good for the body. “You can drink palm wine or red wine once in a while because it is good for the body”, he said. In another development, a consulting Naturopath at the Good Life Natural Health Clinic, David Nii Amankwa Addo admitted to a Ghananewslink.com reporter that strong alcoholic drinks such as ‘Akpeteshi’, Gin, Whiskey and other highly spirited drinks causes severe damage to the human body, blood and brain. He also cautioned that these strong alcoholic drinks can cause brain damage, which can lead to epilepsy and madness .He therefore advised that people should not be habitual drinkers because it can affect their brains and their body as a whole.
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