Does Wine Cause Inflammation?

Wine is one of those drinks that are good to accompany almost everything. However, in some people, wine has shown several sides effects, thus this question is asked: does wine cause inflammation?

Would you be surprised if we told you that wine actually helps with inflammation? Wine has a lot of healthy benefits to our bodies! It contains a natural component known as polyphenols (which act as an antioxidants), and regarding the inflammation case, it does help ease the pain and reduce the inflammation ratio. It’s a well-known strong anti-inflammatory natural compound that improves your cardio-vascular health. It prevents heart diseases, helps regulate sugar, and reduce brain process of degeneration. Overall, anti-oxidants are a really good thing to have!

And about inflammation, some people have claimed that drinking small glasses of wine in a semi-regular basis has helped them cope with inflammation problems. It also helps with chronic-inflammation and unwarranted inflammation problems, too.

Inflammation is the process where our bodies not only try to measure the damage within the affected area, but also sends immune cells to deal with any unwanted pathogen that could affect the area. Inflammation is also a sign which shows us that healing has already started, but this can, sometimes, happen on an irregular manner, leading to over-inflammation, which causes pain and sometimes fever, headaches and nausea or dizziness.

To counter-attack this amok within our bodies, wine is one of the most recommended natural solutions. But beware! Excessive intake of wine can lead to several side effects.

Not only that, but some people have claimed that (even when drinking small amounts of wine) they have started feeling unwell after drinking wine.

This is due to one thing.

Allergic reactions to wine.

Sadly, over 20% of people complain about having intolerance to wine, or said in a simpler way: being allergic to it.

These allergic reactions may pop out with these symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Increased heart rate
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn or stomach pain
  • Itching
  • Runny nose
  • Dizziness
  • Allergy
  • Difficulty to breath

Wine is known for increasing blood flow within our bodies, but this reaction may be harmful to some due to an intolerance of several components from the wine (such as allergens, histamine, tyramines, and others)

Take in mind that this will depend on the person since not all wine drinkers have suffered from the same effects, although many of them relate when taking excessive amounts of wine. Remember that wine has alcohol, too, thus several side effects can come with its consumption (if not managed properly) such a: brain damage, stomach and gut problems, liver complications, and addiction.

If you ever feel unwell after drinking a single, really small, sip of wine, you should consider the possibility of you being allergic to it.

Some alternatives to wine for allergic people can be found in food, such as: green and black tea, natural cacao, celery seeds, nuts and berries!

Do not attempt to keep on drinking wine if you feel like you are allergic to it since its harmful effects can be remain for quite a long time, or even worse, for a life time. Checking yourself with a doctor if symptoms appear would be a wise thing to do!