Patient discussion about vein
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Q. I drink liquor a lot maybe 4x a week and I love drinking but after a couple days my veins star to hurt...Y?
It runs in the familly alcohol and bud but I wish I could go a whole year withought poppin bottles.. what will be perscibed to a alki?
|A1||FROM ALL THAT DRINKING|
|A2||Alcohol dilates (widens) the veins and therefore more blood flows through them. This can cause the pain you are having. I suggest you cut back on your alcohol!|
|A3||your veins start to hurt cause you drink to much so try cutting off a little bit and see how it turns out|
Q. Are long flights dangerous?
I'm flying next week to my vacation, and the flight is going to be rather long (almost 16 hours non-stop). Several years ago, my 75 years-old aunt had blood clot in her lung after a flight of similar length. I also heard that during flight the blood in the legs clots and that it can cause after that problems with the lungs and breathing. Does this mean it's dangerous for me to fly? Should I change my ticket to shorter connection flights?
|A1||Do other relatives of yours have blood clotting problems too, like your aunt? You should tell a doctor about the problem your aunt had and ask if it's genetic.|
|A2||Long flights, especially when seating in crowded cabins without moving the legs for long periods can cause the blood in you legs to clot and after that to move to your lungs and damage them. You may try to move your legs during the flights (like getting up and walking a little etc.) This video has some suggestions:|
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