At Northside Hand & Upper Limb Clinic we take a whole-of-person or holistic approach to improving the well-being of our patients. Our clinics are located on the north side of Brisbane nestled among the suburbs of Albany Creek, Warner, Eatons Hill and Strathpine. We aim to help our clients enjoy a pain free high quality life. This is why we ask questions about the smoking and alcohol drinking habits of our patients. We understand that you may not wish to answer these questions and that is certainly not a problem; just let us know. Like many others, I and some of my team enjoy the taste of some beers and wines. Our surrounding suburbs include some very large and popular hotels & taverns. It is a great place to live. But does alcohol cause problems with healing and does it cause cancer?
Previously I have authored a blog post on how smoking tobacco delays healing. Some patients are surprised and interested to know that drinking alcohol also can cause problems with healing after fractures and wounds, and that alcohol can cause cancer.