Alcohol Increases the Risk of Cold Injury - Topic Overview
Drinking alcohol may increase the risk of injury from cold
- Changes your body's ability to regulate body
- Changes your judgment. For example, a person may not
put on more clothing when it is needed if his or her judgment is changed
- Can cause blood vessels in the skin to get
bigger (dilate). This increases heat loss.
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April 15, 2013
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