What is the name for raised blood vessels/red face caused by alcoholism?

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  • 2 months ago

    Hyperemia is one term for the red face vascular response to alcohol.

    Acute effects of different alcoholic beverages on vascular endothelium, inflammatory markers and thrombosis fibrinolysis system. "Forearm blood flow was determined by gauge-strain plethysmography, at baseline, 1 and 4 h after alcohol intake.Reactive hyperemia was significantly increased 1 h after beer and red wine consumption (p<0.05 for both), while it returned at baseline at 4 h (p=ns vs baseline) but remained unchanged in all the other groups."

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  • 2 months ago

    The exact name for the broken or dilated blood vessels are called spider veins. There is nothing more specific 

    Source(s): ER PA
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  • Mike
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    2 months ago

    Rhinophyma is the large alcoholic nose. Flushing is simply a red face either from blood pressure of alcohol.

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  • In
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    2 months ago

    Rhinophyma.  It is a subtype of Rosacea and is not necessarily related to alcoholism.

    "The exact cause of rhinophyma is unknown. In the past, some people believed that alcohol consumption could lead to the condition.

    There is no proven link between rhinophyma and alcohol, but alcohol and caffeine can both temporarily dilate blood vessels, and this seems to make rhinophyma worse.

    As a result, many people will cut back on drinking alcohol when they have rhinophyma, despite the lack of evidence suggesting that this is necessary."

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