Surprising Side Effects of Drink Alcohol

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Alcohol affects the mouth, oesophagus, and stomach in unpleasant ways. When you drink a craft beer or strawberry daiquiri, the alcohol impairs the esophagus-stomach muscles.


High alcohol intake can affect the oesophagus in different ways. It can harm the esophagus's sensitive mucosal lining, increasing the risk of cancer.

Mucosal trauma and cancer

Hard liquors including whiskey, gin, and vodka cause alcoholic gastritis. Peptic ulcers are breaks in the stomach lining, upper intestine, or lower oesophagus.

Gastritis and Peptic Ulcers

Cocktails made with mixers containing high-fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, and carbonation can also trigger IBS symptoms.

Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome

What happens when you drink a few beers? You pee more often. That's because alcohol prevents your body from releasing a hormone responsible for fluid retention.

Constipation or diarrhea

Poor GI health is connected to chronic organ ailments, neurological problems, GI malignancies, and inflammatory bowel syndrome.

Inflammatory diseases

The gut contains more than 500 bacterial species—both good and bad pathogenic bacteria. A healthy gut maintains a balance of good and bad bacterial homeostasis.

Unhealthy gut microbiota

Another side effect of drinking alcohol that you may find surprising is the potential for deficiencies in certain vitamins like vitamin D and minerals like zinc.

Vitamin and mineral deficiency

drinking alcohol can suppress the immune system, impairing the body's ability to fend off infections. After all, the GI system plays a critical role in immune homeostasis

Reduced immune system function

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