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My ankle was broken a few years ago, now why does it swells evertime i drink alcohol after a few years of recovery?

My ankle was broken a few years ago,  now why does it swells evertime i drink alcohol after a few years of recovery?

Comorbidities: How much alcohol are we talking about? One liter of bourbon is much different than a glass of wine. There may have been some other problem in your body incurred when you broke your ankle. Perhaps something along the lines of a disruption of circulation. The alcohol may be disrupting your body's ability control fluids and via gravity the fluids are accumulating in this ankle. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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Whenever i drink alcohol my feet swell, why?

Whenever i drink alcohol my feet swell, why?

Alcohol can : Function as a vasodilator......Allowing blood vessels to become more engorged and hence more blood flow....Swelling of the feet which area city dependent of or the majority of the feet. ...Read more

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Is feet swell when i drink alcohol normal?

Is feet swell when i drink alcohol normal?

Depends on how much: Alcohol is a vasodilator meaning opens blood vessels which causes pooling and gravity pulls it down. Don't drink so much and elevation will help. ...Read more

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Does your brain swell when you drink alcohol?

No: Your cognitive function is affected, if too much alcohol permanent damage to this center occurs along with liver disease. ...Read more

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My lips and face swell up when I drink alcohol.Am I allergic to alcohol?

My lips and face swell up when I drink alcohol.Am I allergic to alcohol?

Allergic to alcohol: You might be allergic to alcohol. Some people have this condition while others may be allergic to a component in an alcoholic beverage (e.g. The mixer). I would avoid alcohol if it gave me those problems. ...Read more

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Why do my feet swell when i drink alcohol?

Why do my feet swell when i drink alcohol?

Alcohol: Fluid retention and electrolyte imbalance. Please contact your doctor for exam and workup. ...Read more

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When i drink alcohol, my face swells, eyes blood red and heart beats faster, this does not happen everytime, i m 37yr male, no bp, no sugar, whis this?

When i drink alcohol, my face swells, eyes blood red and heart beats faster, this does not happen everytime, i m 37yr male, no bp, no sugar, whis this?

Alcohol: Alcohol is a spontaneous mast cell degranulator which basically means that the alcohol causes the cell sin your body to release histamine leading to all of your reactions. Most people only notice this with some alcohols and not with others. It could also be a grain allergy if it happens with beer. See an allergist. ...Read more

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Right Eyelid swells badly but yeah is fine. Doctor said looks like an allergy but if it was it would be both eyes. Occurs morn after I drink alcohol. ?

Right Eyelid swells badly but yeah is fine. Doctor said looks like an allergy but if it was it would be both eyes. Occurs morn after I drink alcohol. ?

Hard to tell: It may not just a one -time thing but if it recurs then it may require an allergy evaluation. Allergy is usually associated with itching as well. Of course, if you experience swelling again anywhere after consuming alcohol, the only solution is avoidance. ...Read more

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Can you take buckleys and drink alcohol?

Can you take buckleys and drink alcohol?

Buckley's coughsyrup: Most products made by Buckley's contain dextromethorphan, a potent cough suppressant. It is not a good idea to drink alcohol with this medication. If your cough persists for more than one week, despite using Beckley's, or if you have high fevers, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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