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Is diverticulitis hereditary? & Effects of alcohol and diverticulitis
Drinking alcohol can affect the condition and can aggravate the symptoms. Alcohol can increase the intensity and duration of diverticulitis attacks. Since alcohol may aggravate the inflammation in the gastric system, it results in increased pain and further complications. Additionally, alcohol can interfere with the action of medications and antibiotics. If you taking alcohol with medications, you may experience the symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, stomach upset, vomiting and diarrhea. So patients with active flare ups should strictly avoid alcohol.