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A 48-year-old member asked:

why do our bodies bruise more easily when we drink alcohol?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Alcohol: dilates the peripheral blood vessels under the skin, so they are more suscesptible to trauma and tend to bleed more when injured. And alcohol increases our tendency to bump into things or fall down.

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