A 43-year-old member asked:
what are some possible reasons that my fingers feel like they swell when i drink..?
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Dr. Kelvin Barry answered
16 years experience Podiatry
Affects a hormone: Alcohol can cause fluid retention in your hands and feet. Fluid tends to accumulate in your hands and feet because fluid travels downhill. When alcohol accumulates in your bloodstream, it inhibits the release of a hormone called anti-diuretic hormone, or adh (vasopressin).
Answered on Nov 23, 2014
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