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Does drinking alcohol cause puffy eyes?

I heard somebody say that drinking alcohol cause puffy eyes? Is that true? I am often drinking in recent days and worry about that. Your answer will be appreciated.
09/13/2012
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  • Jonathan griffin

    Alcohol in wine can easily stimulate the optic nerve and lower the optic nerve conduction which can causes the decrease of sensitivity. The stimulation of alcohol will lead to congestion and edema, often resulting in visual distortion. In addition, drinking too much can easily interfere the body absorption and utilization of various vitamins, but increase the consumption of vitamins. Vitamin A is needful nutrients for the retina. If the vitamin A is decreased, the vision will be decreased. Some people are very sensitive to alcohol. Although they drink little alcohol, there may be occurrence of adverse reactions happened on them, especially those who suffer from conjunctivitis, trachoma, iritis, keratitis, myopia, strabismus, can make their body condition worse while drinking.
    09/14/2012
  • giles

    Yes, the alcohol drinking will cause you puffy eyes in the next day's morning. The reason is that, after drinking, the blood will be dilute with the extra liquid from your drink, the blood circulation will be accelerated and it leads to the osmotic pressure enlarge between the blood and tissue spaces, the local edema will happen. The puffy eyes will be recovered after the discharge of the extra liquid after you get up several hours. The alcohol is hard to resolve than water, so the discharge process will be long than usual for it will aggravate the kidney burden. For the sake of your health, please drink less of the alcohol.
    09/13/2012
  • Theresa M

    Alcohol can cause puffy eyes because it lowers anti-diuretic hormones (ADH) in the body, but the levels will normalize and the puffiness will usually subside at about the same time your hangover subsides. so you need to wear a mask that is filled with cold water or gel for a few minutes when you wake up in the morning to get off it.
    05/22/2015
  • Erin jackson

    Yes, drinking alcohol may cause puffy eyes, because alcohol containing a lot of irritants which may stimulate your nerve. If you are an allergic person, the rate of getting the puffy eyes may be high. Once you drink alcohol, the body hair will open which will indirectly stimulate your nerves of eyes.
    09/13/2012
  • Angelica giles

    Yes, drinking alcohol will cause puffy eyes. Because after drinking the blood was diluted by liquid, and blood circulation accelerated and interstitial osmolarity was increased, and caused the local edema. You can deposit your puffy eyes with ice bags. And there is another way that you can put the stainless steel spoon into the cold storage box of refrigerator for a while, and then take out for depositing your eyes. If there is no any effect, you should go to hospital to check that the function of your heart and kidney is normal.
    09/13/2012
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