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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

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

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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Why do my feet swell when I drink alcohol?

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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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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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Why do my feet and legs hurt morning after drinking alcohol?

Why do my feet and legs hurt morning after drinking alcohol?

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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For the past month or so, my feet get swollen after drinking alcohol. It only takes 2 or 3 glasses of wine. I'm on vitamin b12. Any correlation?

For the past month or so, my feet get swollen after drinking alcohol. It only takes 2 or 3 glasses of wine. I'm on vitamin b12. Any correlation?

Stop: Alcohol is a metabolic poison and can affect heart function as well. Consider getting your heart checked out, possibly by 2d echo. Consider coenzyme q10 supplementation. Cut back on quantity of alcohol or stop. ...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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Why do my feet swell when I drink wine?

Why do my feet swell when I drink wine?

Dilation of blood ve: Alcohol, wine, is a mild vasodilator, which means it opens up blood vessels. Therefore blood can pool at the lowest part of your body, i.e. Ankles, and cause them to swell.. ...Read more

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Why does alcohol make my feet swell up?

Why does alcohol make my feet swell up?

Alcohol: Causes dehydration, and with that comes electrolyte imbalances that can cause water retention. Also, chronic alcohol use affects the liver, and liver disease is a common cause for swelling. ...Read more

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What causes feet swelling after drinking alcohol?

What causes feet swelling after drinking alcohol?

Has to do with: Antidiuretic hormone inhibition from alcohol build up. You will urinate more water (causing dehydration-which is one of the reasons alcohol is so dehydrating) and then when you start to rehydrate, things like sodium will be out of balance, causing your feet to swell. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would drinking alcohol affect the rate at which my foot heals?

Hi docs, would drinking alcohol affect the rate at which my foot heals?

It would help: Knowing what is wrong with your foot, what medical conditions you have, what medications you are on and the quantity of alcohol you plan on consuming. ...Read more

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Does hot feet and tingling of the feet after drinking alcohol mean alcohol allergy if not what causes it?

Does hot feet and tingling of the feet after drinking alcohol mean alcohol allergy if not what causes it?

NO.: This is likely a unique response to alcohol excess and/or an inability to efficiently metabolize alcohol. Less likely, these symptoms could represent a psychological response to excess alcohol intake. ...Read more

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I get acute severe edema of the hands, feet and face along with a tingling, burning pain within moments of eating certain foods and drinking alcohol?

See an allergist: These symptoms need to be investigated, consult an allergist for testing and proper diagnosis. They may or may not be related to food intake. ...Read more

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What causes my feet to become swollen whenever I drink alcohol?

What causes my feet to become swollen whenever I drink alcohol?

Hard to say: Without a full history and examining you. Alcohol can cause damage to many organ systems that can explain the development of edema, but it doesn't usually happen JUST when you drink. Liver damage, heart damage and kidney damage can all result in edema. You need to see your health care provider for a complete evaluation, and also look into whether alcohol is causing you OTHER harms as well. ...Read more

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How come when I drink alcohol do my feet get hot and tingle?

How come when I drink alcohol do my feet get hot and tingle?

Alcohol Allergy: It sounds like you have an allergy to ethanol (alcohol) and it would be wise not to drink. This is not normal and I am sorry to say there is little to tell you other than it may be best not to drink. ...Read more

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I have neuropathy in my feet caused by alcohol. I have some numbness and not much pain. What is my prognosis/timeframe for recovery? Quit drinking.

I have neuropathy in my feet caused by alcohol. I have some numbness and not much pain. What is my prognosis/timeframe for recovery? Quit drinking.

Hard to say: Depends on how long you were drinking for and how extensive of neuropathy you have. Sometimes it may not be reversible and sometimes it might be. Either way by stop drinking you took the right step and prevented further damage of your nerves. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ankles swell up after drinking alcohol?

What does it mean when your ankles swell up after drinking alcohol?

Alcohol swelling: Beer contains salt which can cause swelling of the preipheral tissues. ...Read more

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My lips swell up after drinking alcohol and big blisters that ooze and can be popped appear in my mouth?

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

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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?

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

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Why does alcohol make your feet swell?

Alcohol: Causes swelling because it is a vasodialator and gravity pulls it down. Vasodialator is opening of vessel. ...Read more

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Feet swell and pain under rib cage after alcohol. Any ideas?

Feet swell and pain under rib cage after alcohol. Any ideas?

Just theory; see MD: Are you a frequent drinker? Heavy drinker? Binge drink? Eat poorly? Were you immobile for a long time? Pain under the rib cage makes me think either acute alcohol-induced hepatitis, chronic fatty liver or possible PE (pulmonary embolus). Foot swelling is consistent with venous insufficiency, hypoalbuminuria (unhappy liver/malnutrition) & maybe even DVT (deep venous thrombosis; a risk for PE). ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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