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What causes tingling sensation around the wrist after consuming alcohol?

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Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016
Question: I'm having mild Tingley sensation around my wrists and my legs feel weird this afternoon drink slot the night before
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Due to dehydration.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Tingling sensation after a heavy drinking episode is likely to be due to vitamin B 12 deficiency, poor nutrition and an electrolyte imbalance. It could be because of dehydration or electrolyte /salt imbalance (i.e. sodium, potassium, etc.) This is more likely when excessive quantities of alcohol is consumed. Alcohol is a diuretic (i.e. increases excretion of water) and hence can cause both dehydration and salt loss / imbalance.

So, I would advise you to cut down on your drinking and also avoid large binges. You should also keep yourself adequately hydrated and take food at regular intervals. (Large quantities of alcohol can prevent the absorption of essential nutrients from your stomach and intestines, thereby resulting in certain vitamin deficiencies also) If you are drinking more, then I would suggest that you consult a doctor and take appropriate medication.

If you feel that you are finding it difficult to cut down or control your drinking, then please don't hesitate to seek professional help.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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What causes tingling sensation around the wrist after consuming alcohol?

Brief Answer: Due to dehydration. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. Tingling sensation after a heavy drinking episode is likely to be due to vitamin B 12 deficiency, poor nutrition and an electrolyte imbalance. It could be because of dehydration or electrolyte /salt imbalance (i.e. sodium, potassium, etc.) This is more likely when excessive quantities of alcohol is consumed. Alcohol is a diuretic (i.e. increases excretion of water) and hence can cause both dehydration and salt loss / imbalance. So, I would advise you to cut down on your drinking and also avoid large binges. You should also keep yourself adequately hydrated and take food at regular intervals. (Large quantities of alcohol can prevent the absorption of essential nutrients from your stomach and intestines, thereby resulting in certain vitamin deficiencies also) If you are drinking more, then I would suggest that you consult a doctor and take appropriate medication. If you feel that you are finding it difficult to cut down or control your drinking, then please don't hesitate to seek professional help. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal