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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
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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?
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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