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Does alcohol plays a role in increasing or worsening muscle cramps?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
12 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, indeed
Alcohol leads to dehydration & hypoglycemia both of which can cause muscle cramps.
If you're using alcohol, be sure to stay well hydrated & eat frequent small amounts of food to stave off the hypoglycemia.

In brief: Yes, indeed
Alcohol leads to dehydration & hypoglycemia both of which can cause muscle cramps.
If you're using alcohol, be sure to stay well hydrated & eat frequent small amounts of food to stave off the hypoglycemia.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
In some patients alcohol causes damage to the muscle, rhabdomyolysis, to the extent that cells die, release myoglobin that may cause renal damage.
Dr. John Benson
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Muscle cramps +booze
The answer summary required i find a shorter word than "alcohol" to fit with "muscle cramps.
" lol. Alcohol has a mixed effect on muscle cramps. Ingested alcohol, particularly in the form of red wine, has both short term and long term effects on blood circulation, and muscle cramping. A moderate amount of alcohol can help relax muscles. Excess could disturb calcium +magnesium and cause problems.

In brief: Muscle cramps +booze
The answer summary required i find a shorter word than "alcohol" to fit with "muscle cramps.
" lol. Alcohol has a mixed effect on muscle cramps. Ingested alcohol, particularly in the form of red wine, has both short term and long term effects on blood circulation, and muscle cramping. A moderate amount of alcohol can help relax muscles. Excess could disturb calcium +magnesium and cause problems.
Dr. John Benson
Dr. John Benson
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