Pun intended!! In this post, we will briefly discuss alcohol and its effects on your diverticula/Diverticulosis. A lot of people are unaware of how alcohol affects people with DV.
I don't know about you, but my colon is unhappy after a night of hard-to-moderate drinking. I would experience a lot of cramping and dark mucus with frequent defecation. Basically, I poop a lot the next day, sometimes for two days. After doing some research, I found that wasn't the best idea for avoiding flare-ups; go figure. I now have a few drinks from time to time, and I'm also eating a lot healthier. My flare-ups have dramatically been reduced since I reduced my alcohol intake, reduced red meat, started taking probiotics and L-glutamine, as well as eating more fruits and veggies.
According to the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Excessive consumption of alcohol may raise the risk of diverticulitis by 2-3 times!!
Link to full article here: https://fascrs.org/patients/diseases-and-conditions/a-z/diverticular-disease-expanded-version
Again, I hate to be a party pooper, but reducing or eliminating alcohol could reduce flare-ups; It did for me! This was a short post, but I wanted to ensure I sounded the alarm.
I hope this info helps you!