Does alcohol consumption slow your blood flow?

Alcohol and Blood. This is an excellent question. There are two answers that may sound like they contradict each other. Alcohol thins the blood. This means that it does not clot so easily and too much alcohol, affecting the liver, can lead to easily bruising and such. But, drinking alcohol is also dehydrating. You pee off more fluid than you consume...Which can make the blood thicker and thus lead to slowing..
Depends. If you put the issue in various settings it varies with the setting. If you take a drink & it relaxes you, some of the tension that triggers hormonal/nerve effect on blood pressure it can actually reduce blood vessel constriction and blood pressure. This could facilitate flow. After the initial effect, more would not. If you drink enough to crash your vehicle, your blood flow may stop altogether.

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Does alcohol consumption thin blood?

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How much alcohol consumption will cause an "enlarged blood cell) test result?

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How long after I had alcohol consumption will the alcohol show up in my liver panel blood results?

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