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Posted by: Sarah Clark | 2012/02/14

Alcohol and Muscle Cramps.

Could the excessive consumption of alcohol be linked to extreme muscle cramps , particularly in the legs and feet?

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Hi Sarah,

Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to various medical compaints. i suggest checking with you GP to get an accurate diagnosis.

Regards,
Karen

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Posted by: ann | 2012/03/06

please advise,how to stop excessive alcohol consumption and what are the bodilt effects .

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Posted by: Addictions expert | 2012/02/28

Hi Sarah,

Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to various medical compaints. i suggest checking with you GP to get an accurate diagnosis.

Regards,
Karen

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Posted by: Eric | 2012/02/15

Yes Sarah - it definitely can. Also if the person has poor eating habits over a period of time combined with alcohol abuse this can lead to a condition called " Wernicke Korsakoff" . This is due to a lack of vitamin B Thiamine and causes especially leg muscles to waste away and the nerve endings in the legs become exposed and it is very painful to walk. A very common condition but fortunately easy to treat in the early stages.

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