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Why Do Ankles Swell When Drinking Alcohol
Alcohol swelling: Beer contains salt which can cause swelling of the preipheral tissues. ...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
I fractured my ankle 8 days ago and will be on honeymoon on Monday for 10 days. Will drinking alcohol affect the swelling negatively"?
My lips swell up after drinking alcohol and big blisters that ooze and can be popped appear in my mouth?
That's not good: If the symptoms don't resolve quickly this time, or if they spread, one can see his primary care doctor. Avoid alcoholic drinks, and watch to see if any such reactions happen over the next year. The doctor can evaluate any such reactions. If none occur over the next year, one should check with the doctor before thinking about trying any alcoholic drinks again. Alcohol is not necessary for life. ...Read more
After a night of drinking alcohol the next day my feet swell for 24hrs then goes back to normal?? Also get night sweats and lack of sleep since uni
Message in a bottle: Your feet are telling you to stay away from alcohol - or make it minimal - before they are damaged badly enough to fail to recover in 1 day. Your inability to process the big change in blood sugar needs an eval. See your Dr. For exam and glucose testing. Avoid diabetes if you can, treat it if you must. Best! ...Read more
R Eyelid swells & not itchy. Dr said looks allergy but would be in both eyes. Happens after drinking alcohol or stress/anxiety. Stumped on what causes?
Alcohol flush syn: I found the following explanation in Wikipedia: "Alcohol flush reaction is a condition in which an individual develops flushes or blotches associated with erythema on the face, neck, shoulders, and, in some cases, the entire body after consuming alcoholic beverages. The reaction is the result of an accumulation of acetaldehyde, a metabolic byproduct of the catabolic metabolism of alcohol". ...Read more
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?
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
I recently notice I have these strange redish pink lines on my lower leg, close to my ankles. And when I drink alcohol my feet swell. Are they related?
Alcohol: Can cause swelling in feet as it acts as a vasodilator (opens up blood vessels) the streaks I can't comment on without seeing them. ...Read more
After 1 night of drinking alcohol I have alot of blood from my rectum for 2 days, this is every time I drink. And my stomach will swell really tight.
Your Health is Precious!
It is likely that you have Alcohol Gastritis.
Alcohol can also contribute to developing a Peptic Ulcer
See Gastroenterologist Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for Alcohol use, effects on work, relationships, Health and finances, coping skills for stress.
Discuss Alcohol Rehab Program and frequent AA Meetings ...Read more
Unaswerable: You do realize that we are really physicians here. Medicine has little to say about alcohol use unless it is being abused or causing damage to one's health. I believe that unless you have health consequences to your drinking then drinking rarely and slowly is a good piece of advise to remember. Moderation in all things. ...Read more
Possibly-low doses: There have been associations (which does not necessarily mean that alcohol is the CAUSE of the effect) between low dose alcohol (up to 2 drinks per day in men and 1 drink in women and men over 60) and improvement in HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), with a lower rate of coronary heart disease/heart attack, which are the major cause of death in the western world. Exercise works even better. ...Read more
Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots, stone formation, diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more
Pain where??: If you ever put alcohol on a cut, you know that it is toxic to tissues - it burns! That is not just true of isopropyl alcohol but ethyl (beverage) alcohol as well. People can get pain in their mouth and throats, esophagus, stomach and duodenum from drinking excessive alcohol, or for those with particular sensitivity. It can also inflame the liver and pancreas, causing abdominal and back pain. ...Read more
One drink per day: In a healthy individual one drink per day on average is considered okay. Drinking large amounts of alcohol on a regular basis has damaging effects on multiple body systems with well-documented negative effects on brain, liver, cardiovascular system, connective tissue/skin, immune system, blood, & so forth. If you cannot stick to one drink per day consider avoiding alcohol. Do not drink with meds. ...Read more
May increase HDL: Moderate alcohol use may increase HDL (good cholesterol), which may help lower the risk of heart disease. But too much alcohol can increase triglycerides, which would increase the risk of heart disease. The key is to drink in moderation. If you currently don't drink, don't start drinking for the possible health benefits. The moderate alcohol use is 1-2 drinks/day for men and 1 drink/day for women. ...Read more
For every + a -: You've probably read the stories of one glass of wine or spirits per day does this thing that's great for you. On the other side of this argument is a body of research that says that no amount of alcohol is ever good. Use in moderation or responsibly please, but don't expect any "health benefits". ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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