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Every time I have an alcoholic drink of a night time, the

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Every time I have an alcoholic drink of a night time, the next day I suffer from very loose stools. I know if I don't drink then this side affect goes away and back to normal. I would like to know what is affecting my bowel so much so as I can combat it with some sort of suppliment to stop this happening. Please help?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
This is due to the alcohol intolerance.
The alcohol metabolites can cause bowel irritation resulting in diarrhea.
Alcohol aoidance is the best option.
But this is not possible always.
In that case, you need to take Imodium tablets 2 tablets every 4 hours as neede d to stop the diarrhea.
You can consider taking a probiotic called Florastor daily which may also help in preventing the problem.
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