This site/blog explains everything about Raynaud's Phenomenon in normal human language,
no sophisticated and scientific words, but everything discussed here have a scientific base.

This blog is created, in the hope that it will help the people affected by this disease.
Kindly use "Index" for a better experience. (Given on right hand side.)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Raynaud's Phenomenon and Alcohol

The effects of alcohol and Raynaud's are conflicting, that is, the effects of alcohol varies from person to person. More studies need to be done.

But in most of the cases, following scenario takes place.

  • Alcohol temporarily warms up our hands and feet but its after-effects outweigh its benefits as a hand and foot warmer.
  • Alcohol increases blood flow to the skin, giving the immediate feeling of warmth.
  • That heat is soon lost to the air, reducing core body temperature.
Thus, it can be said that alcohol actually makes our body colder.

Red wine in small quantities has been known to help with Raynaud's symptoms in women.

Warm Regards,
Kiran Nayak :-)

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