This happens if the vagus or recurrent laryngeal nerve becomes damaged, causing the voice to weaken, or become hoarse.
How is alcohol-related neuropathy treated?
Although alcohol-related neuropathy isn’t life-threatening, it can severely impact the quality of life, with extreme cases leading to severe disability.
“It is also worth noting that alcohol has a particular predilection to damaging the cerebellum, which is the coordination centre in the brain- this can lead to symptoms of slurred speech, as well as being off-balance,” added Doctor Mallik.
“If someone has these symptoms, they should have their blood checked for common causes and be referred to a Neurologist for clinical assessment and subsequently have neurophysiological tests of the nerve in their hands and feet to make the diagnosis.