Can Alcohol Affect Arthritis Joint Pain?

Written by Melissa Feldman - Updated March 11, 2019

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The harmful effects of alcohol on the nervous and cardiovascular systems, on the liver and kidneys are known to almost everyone. No one is surprised when a drinker has a heart attack, myocardial ischemia, or various neuropsychiatric pathologies. But many continue to be surprised that drinking alcohol in small doses can also affect your joints.