Does Alcohol Affect Varicose Veins?
Most of us enjoy have a few drinks with friends or after a long day but how does it affect venous disease. Moderate alcohol consumption, one glass of wine with dinner or a single nightcap, is not harmful. However, excess consumption can affect those with varicose veins or venous insufficiency. Alcohol does not contribute to the development of varicose veins, however, it can worsen venous insufficiency and the symptoms that go along with it. When consuming alcohol, your heart