Can I drink alcohol after the fart

Everyday question | Why do I get
from beer flatulence?

Do you often suffer from flatulence and diarrhea, even if you haven't eaten anything extraordinary? That could be due to the regular after-work beer!

Prof. (Univ. Chisinau) Dr. Dr. Stefan Hillejan, phlebologist and proctologist from the practice clinic for venous and rectal diseases in Hanover: “Alcohol can have a negative effect on the intestine, flatulence and changes in stool consistency and frequency are the consequences. Reason: The body converts alcohol into sugar, which is then broken down by intestinal bacteria. The microorganisms produce gases that escape the body in the form of flatulence. "

Beer in particular causes increased gas production, as the yeast and barley contained in the drink ferment in the digestive tract!

Hillejan: “Diarrhea is also one of the side effects, as the alcohol unbalances the salt and water balance of the cells. In this case, it is important to take in plenty of fluids in the form of water or tea to make up for the loss. In some people, alcohol makes the intestinal muscles sluggish and slows down digestion. "

The good news: any discomfort should usually go away on its own within a day.

Hillejan: “However, regular alcohol abuse damages the body and attacks the lining of the stomach and small intestine. This manifests itself, for example, through pain in the upper abdomen and diarrhea. In such cases: Off to the doctor! "