Alcohol, cool off,heat up?

What’s up straight dopers good to be back to my favorite infi site. Question> Does alcohol cool or heat you up? I know your blood vessels dialate and therefore cool you off. Is this a normal reaction to alcohol meaning it helps cool you off or do they dialate do to alcohol heating your body up and thereby cause it to cool itself off by getting rid of excess heat?


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Never regret what seemed like a good idea at the time.

Adding to the risk of heat stroke in the summer is the fact that alcohol acts as a diuretic & makes you urinate more. You become dehydrated, which is a major risk factor for heat strokes. Another contributing factor is that you may become too stupid to get out of the sun…


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