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Why is there numbness in my body after drinking ?

after drinkng last night i woke up to a numb body and not here mentally. never happened before. should i see a doctor? intro 18 years old 53 130lbs no bad medical history i was drinking beer last night and suddenly random spots of my body became numb and tingling today my mouth thumb arm muscles and legs all have this feeling i feel slightly light headed also and not completely with it mentally i have been drinking a lot the past few days and have read about neuropathy is this what it is
Fri, 29 Apr 2011
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Welcome to Health care magic.

Consuming heavy amount alcohol can cause numbness and waking up in the morning with alcohol withdrawal causes Hangover showing symptoms like disorientation, numbness, dry throat. This is a temporary neuropathy but excessive and prolonged consumption may lead to conditions worse than neuropathy like Hyertension, Cholesterol, Hepatic carcinoma, Malnutrition, Renal carncinoma, Throat cancer, Lung cancer.

I would advice you as follows,
1) Avoid consumption of alcohol.
2) To consume food compulsorily after consumption of alcohol.

Wish you a good health.

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