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Does alcohol make you dehydrated?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes, a lot.: It blocks release of a brain hormone that regulates water loss.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It can: In large amounts, that is. One or two drinks generally has little effects of levels of hydration, but in higher doses, especially those of binges, a period of over-hydration is then followed by the diuretic effects of alcohol with increased urination and resulting dehydration.

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