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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: Purple face after drinking

 louise - Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:14 pm

Hello. Im emailing about my fiance as Im a little concerned about him. When he gets drunk his face goes a very purple colour. I have never seen this happen to anyone before and am worried about what causes it. He is not Asian ( I know they are prone to going red). I've seen people get rosy cheeks but never go purple! Could this be anything to do with his heart? Or is he perhaps allergic to somethign he is drinking? I told him to go to his GP but he wont and Im worried as its his stag night this weekend.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:12 am

User avatar Hi louise,
Does his face go purple as in after passing out or just after drinking? Sometimes alcohol can cause decreases in blood pressure and increases in heart rate that may cause discolorations. He certainly should make an appointment with his GP to be evaluated and of course abstain from alcohol use until he has an evaluation completed.

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