Ugly Side Effects of Wine You Don't Even Know About

1. You could develop heart problems.

Regular wine consumption could have serious side effects for your heart, including atrial fibrillation, a type of rapid, sometimes irregular, heartbeat.

2. You could develop cirrhosis.

Long term consumption of any type of alcohol, including wine, can lead to serious liver health issues, including cirrhosis.

3. Your risk of breast cancer may rise

Even moderate drinking seems to increase the risk of breast cancer, rather than decrease it," explains Carrie Lam, MD, FAAMFM, ABAARM, of Dr. Lam Coaching.

4. You may be more likely to develop esophageal cancer.

Tongue and esophageal cancer have a high correlation with drinking wine," says Bracha Banayan, a licensed nurse practitioner and CEO of IVDRIPS.

5. You'll get less restful sleep.

Drinking alcohol reduces the Rapid Eye Movement sleep, an essential part of the sleep cycle connected to physical and emotional health

6. You may develop rosacea.

Studies have shown an increase in the number of blood vessels in the cheeks in wine drinkers," says Anna Chacon, MD

7. Your PMS may get worse.

One of the lesser-known side effects of drinking wine is "worsened symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder,

As well as potential cycle changes, according to Ilene Ruhoy, MD, PhD, a member of the Jetson Gut Council.

This may be due to hormonal changes from gut inflammation due to direct exposure to alcohol.