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What Causes My Leg To Limp When Drinking Alcohol
What could cause a vague aching sensation in my legs after a night of hanging out and drinking alcohol? It's mostly noticeable in my shins and calves.
Vague indeed: Electrolyte imbalance (hang over), trauma not recalled, lactic acid build up for what ever reason (excessive standing, walking or even passing out with one leg pinned under the other) or spending too much time on a bar stool resulting in compression of the sciatic nerve. At age 26 you are a bit young to develop alcoholic neuropathy in the absence of any additional condition (diabetes, B vit low) ...Read more
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Varies: There are a number of possibilities. Drinking alcohol does inhibit the fluid resorption mechanism in the kidney causing people to urinate more and this potentially can cause dehydration and electrolyte shifts, both of which can affect the legs. There are many other possible causes as well. Consider being checked. ...Read more
Gout: Drinking alcohol increases the incidence of gout flare ups which causes severe foot pain. You can confirm the diagnosis of gout by having your serum uric level checked. If elevated, gout has been confirmed and you may benefit from medicines that lower uric acid levels. Either way, you should avoid excessive alcohol consumption. ...Read more
Been drinking alcohol every day for 3 months, suddenly Have a lot of bruises on my legs anything to Worry about? Suffer from Health anxiety
Tremor, loss of balance and weakness in legs - which improve only when taking a benzodiazepine or drinking alcohol - only two things that help?
My legs and feet swell often. It is pitting edema. Especially after drinking alcohol. My liver enzymes, bun/creatine, echo normal. What could it be?
I fractured my ankle 8 days ago and will be on honeymoon on Monday for 10 days. Will drinking alcohol affect the swelling negatively"?
Constant burning tingling feet for years, no relief, mainly in heel area, worse during rest, with hot weather and drinking alcohol. Ideas? Treatment?
Depends: Alcohol has a carbohydrate effect & stimulates Insulin release which depresses blood sugar and stimulates hunger. Insulin release also turns off breakdown of fat as a backup energy source in the body. Over time this can lead to increased intake, quick deposition of energy as fat stores and eventual weight gain. The skinny alcoholic exists because they seldom spend money on food. ...Read more
Numerous: You should see our pcp to have a few things checked out- your kidney, liver, and spine. Any one of them can cause lbp. ...Read more
It's a diuretic: Yes--alcohol is a diuretic which acts on the kidneys to make you urinate more often. There are of course also other possible dangerous effects from drinking too much such as liver damage and damaging effects on the brain. I suggest being very careful about how much you drink. I'd be glad to consult with you more in a private consult on HealthTap about this if you desire. ...Read more
See below: This should not cause problems if you did not drink to excess. I would suggest trying to keep it to a minimum, and then hydrate well for the next few days. ...Read more
Can my rhinitis be caused by an alcohol intollerance? Always got increased mucous for days after drinking alcohol?
Listen to your body:
Hey Doc! It hurts when I do this!
Doc: Well, don't do that!
LOL! In short: If you've noted that you often have tons of mucus production after you consume ETOH. And you don't like that. Then don't consume the ETOH.
'Nuf said. ...Read more
I've just had bright green runny poo like really bright green. I was drinking alcohol last night could that be the cause?
Alcohol: Not sure how much u drank, but yes it can be a sign of irritation of bowels. ...Read more
Can a person drinking alcohol everyday for 25yrs while on lithium and Depakote cause perm damage? What are the effects of Depakote mixed with alcohol?
2 many variables: 2 many variables to answer specifically, accurately and comprehensively. Generally speaking, drugs (incl. Depakote and alcohol) with potential to have a negative effect on the same particular organ (e.g. Liver), will increase the risk of that negative effect when taken together. ...Read more
It's theorized that: Alcohol consumption impairs the transmission of neurotransmitters in the hippocampus of the brain especially gaba/ gamma amino-butyric acid and n methyl d aspartate, thus causing the black out. Bottoms up! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/blackout_ (alcohol-related_amnesia). ...Read more
Sometimes: Alchol beverages = lots of calories, so many people get the opposite. But with severe drinking - some people will drink instead of eat and become malnourished. The more thin and malnourished you are the more susceptible to adverse medical effects of alcohol. Alcoholic korsakoff's dementia - or wernikes-korsakoffs is usuallly seen in heavy drinkers w/ vitamin deficiency. ...Read more
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