Why does alcohol make you hot?
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Why does alcohol make you hot?

Ever wondered why you suddenly feel flushed and hot after drinking alcohol? You are not alone! 

The consumption of alcohol causes the heart rate to speed up and blood vessels in the skin to widen. This process is vasodilation. Dilated blood vessels cause the skin to feel warm and flushed, triggering the release of sweat.

However,whilst you might feel warm on the outside, alcohol actually lowers your core body temperature because the rush of blood to the skin’s surface is a means of body cooling

This is just one of the many strange effects of alcohol on the body. So now you know why drinking alcohol makes you feel hot. 

Please note: Intended for educational and informative purposes only and not intended to serve as medical or professional advice. For medical attention or advice you should consult your physician or other health care professional.