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How does alcohol affect leg claudication?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: Decreases risk

Several studies have shown a protective effect of moderate alcohol consumption towards claudication.
Men who drank 1-2 drinks/day and women who drank 0.5-1 drinks/day had a lower risk of claudication.

In brief: Decreases risk

Several studies have shown a protective effect of moderate alcohol consumption towards claudication.
Men who drank 1-2 drinks/day and women who drank 0.5-1 drinks/day had a lower risk of claudication.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Just like my grandma used to say, "too much of anything is not good.
" same is true for alcohol. Though one drink/day may not hurt and may even help claudication, the equation quickly changes at two drinks or more/day. Why? Because of how the body works. At high doses, the liver tries to quickly metabolize alcohol and the byproducts are "free radicals" - these destroy the healthy lining of arteries.

In brief: Depends

Just like my grandma used to say, "too much of anything is not good.
" same is true for alcohol. Though one drink/day may not hurt and may even help claudication, the equation quickly changes at two drinks or more/day. Why? Because of how the body works. At high doses, the liver tries to quickly metabolize alcohol and the byproducts are "free radicals" - these destroy the healthy lining of arteries.
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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