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Can you drink alcohol if you have pernicious anemia?

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In brief: Very carefully.

Pernicious anemia is actually a type of gastritis, and alcohol worsens gastritis in most people.

In brief: Very carefully.

Pernicious anemia is actually a type of gastritis, and alcohol worsens gastritis in most people.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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In brief: Yes, usually

However, alcohol can cause lack of folic acid, which causes similar problems to B12 in producing normal red blood cells. Modest alcohol use, however, should not have a major effect - this is no more than 3 drinks per occasion, and no more than 7 drinks/week in women. Talk to your internist or hematologist about your situation.

In brief: Yes, usually

However, alcohol can cause lack of folic acid, which causes similar problems to B12 in producing normal red blood cells. Modest alcohol use, however, should not have a major effect - this is no more than 3 drinks per occasion, and no more than 7 drinks/week in women. Talk to your internist or hematologist about your situation.
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