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Can I drink alcohol with having diverticulis?

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Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine
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In brief: Best not to

I would not advise drinking alcohol while having diverticulitis, as alcohol suppresses immune system, thins the blood which could worsen bleeding, and alcohol also interferes with some antibiotics.
If you mean diverticulosis, which is having the pockets without pain or infection, then moderate alcohol consumption is fine (2 drinks a day for men, and 1 drink a day or less for women).

In brief: Best not to

I would not advise drinking alcohol while having diverticulitis, as alcohol suppresses immune system, thins the blood which could worsen bleeding, and alcohol also interferes with some antibiotics.
If you mean diverticulosis, which is having the pockets without pain or infection, then moderate alcohol consumption is fine (2 drinks a day for men, and 1 drink a day or less for women).
Dr. Mila McManus
Dr. Mila McManus
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
alcohol dehydrates you as well, making stool harder and potentially can inflame diverticular disease
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Shouldn't hurt.

Drinking alcohol should not have any relevance as far as your diverticuli.
Just don't drink too much, anyway.

In brief: Shouldn't hurt.

Drinking alcohol should not have any relevance as far as your diverticuli.
Just don't drink too much, anyway.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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