Some people with IBD know for certain that alcohol worsens their symptoms. From the email I receive, beer is the most common culprit, likely because of the intestinal gas it causes. But other people, myself included, have never found an association between drinking and IBD symptoms. (Moderate social drinking has also not had an affect on my 13-year old j-pouch.) Maybe your resolution this year is to drink less or quit drinking alcohol altogether. Learn about the ways alcoholic beverages can affect your body.
More about the holidays and IBD:
- 10 Tips for the Holiday Season
- Does Your Family Have a Special Holiday Tradition?
- Effects of Drinking Alcohol on IBD
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