Alcohol & diarrhea

Alcohol may make dehydration worse. Drinking too much alcohol too often may cause problems that can lead to having chronic diarrhea. Alcohol is found in beer, wine, liquor, such as vodka and whiskey, and other adult drinks.

Alcohol irritates the lining of your bowels even if you don’t have IBS, but for those of us that do (%20 of the population by many estimates), that irritation can lead to belly pain, diarrhea or even constipation. That’s right, alcohol can cause constipation as well as diarrhea.

Patients are suggested to stay away from food and drugs that can cause increase in intensity of diarrhea. Physicians suggest following a healthy diet in portions in whole day. Milk, alcohol, certain type of antibiotics etc. substances which increases the problem should be avoided.

Diarrhea, as we all know, is a condition in which we experience frequent watery stools (loose stools) as against normal smooth stools, in other words its increase in the liquid substance in the stools accompanied with increase in stool frequency. Diarrhea can be looked at as one of the symptoms for many types of bowel/digestive system related diseases or itself is a disease under various conditions.