Does your chest hurt after drinking alcohol?
Even a single episode of binge drinking can trigger chest pain. If you exceed moderate drinking guidelines, sustained heavy drinking can cause an irregular heart rate and high blood pressure, in turn triggering chest tightness after drinking.
Chronic alcohol abuse can increase anxiety, potentially leading to panic attacks or chest pain. Long-term alcohol abuse can provoke cardiovascular damage, increasing the chance of stroke and heart failure.
This guide outlines the most common causes of chest pain associated with alcohol consumption, and shows you how to prevent this potentially life-threatening complication.