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Can drinking whole milk improve bow legs?

Can drinking whole milk improve bow legs?

No: No more than drinking water would. If you have an issue with bowed legs, see your pcp or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Might drinking too many fluids cause leg swelling?

Might drinking too many fluids cause leg swelling?

Water and gravity: Our bodies need a large amount of water to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome - can drinking alchohol help?

Restless leg syndrome - can drinking alchohol help?

Alcohol: Alcohol leads to more restless sleep and can worsen rls, among all other physiological problems that result from alcohol affecting every organ system in your body. ...Read more

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I have cellulitis does drinking coffee twice a day bad for my legs?

I have cellulitis does drinking coffee twice a day bad for my legs?

Probably not harmful: Drinking coffee is not going to worsen leg cellulitis directly, although the extra volume of liquid ingested could worsen leg edema (fluid) which could complicate cellulitis therapy. ...Read more

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Social drinker. I also noticed a slight purple vein in my leg, like a spider vein. Is this from drinking?

Social drinker. I also noticed a slight purple vein in my leg, like a spider vein. Is this from drinking?

Usually not: Vein disease is an inherited disease but aggravated by prolonged sitting, standing, hormones, pregnancies, weight lifting, lack of exercise, obesity, etc. So our nutritional status, smoking, drinking etc can affect our overall health and circulation but doesn't directly cause spider veins in our legs. ...Read more

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