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Your ankles swell when you drink alcohol. This is most likely due to dehydration that is caused by heavy drinking. Your body gets the message that you are dehydrated and tries to 'save' some of your body fluid by storing it in your ankles. This is also known as third spacing. Your best defense is drink plenty of water before and after alcohol consumption. It is really quite common.
thank you. I really dont drink a whole lot of water, and usually I just end up drinking a coke or a beer the next day (yes I know its bad). I will definitly do that, is there a suggested amount of water?