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Can Too Much Alcohol Cause Joint Pain
Can alcohol (in moderation) cause joint pain? My wrists and elbows have been bothering me every weekend, and I usually go out for a couple of drinks with friends every Friday, but don't really drink otherwise. Could alcohol be the cause?
Yes: Alcohol can cause a mild dehydration which can cause some joint pains. Also any amount of alcohol with the other medications you have listed is not really the best idea. If you do drink try to limit it to one drink only and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. If this does not resolve the problem see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does joint pain lessen with less alcohol consumption? Whats a good minimum of alcohol to stay healthy & happy? Have you heard of this happening?
Gout: Alcohol is a major trigger of gout attacks. Drinking less (or not at all) can significantly reduce the frequency of gout flareups. There are also medications that can treat and help prevent gout as well. Optimal levels of alcohol range from zero for people with alcohol related health problems to 1-2 drinks a day for a healthy adult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden intolerance to alcohol, increase in headaches, joint pain, frequent urination, occasional vomiting after high sugar/carb intake?
Can too much acid in the body cause dry skin and hair along with joint pain and stomach pain along with other problems? Help please!
Many, many causes: Medical specialists in joint diseases are called rheumatolgists. If the joint hurts, it's called 'arthralgia'; if the joints are inflamed (red, swollen, warm, painful), its called 'arthritis' which can be part of over 100 diseases. Many more cause joint arthralgia. Most are limited to 3-4 weeks. Most common chronic is degenerative. Joint pains over a month...Not always simple answer--see your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis, swelling: Typically, the most common cause would probably be arthritiis where there is damage to the joint surfaces. Also, with many cases there can be associated synovitis when there is more fluid in the joint than normal which will cause increased pain and swelling. Treatment is usually with nsaid, local cortisone injections, and hyaluranate gel injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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