Saturday , 22 January 2022
BCIR & Beer;  Is Alcohol ok?

BCIR & Beer; Is Alcohol ok?

Believe it or not, drinking is good when you have the BCIR!  Well, it just means that if you’re getting some extra fluids (even those tasty beers), then it’s actually beneficial for a person with the BCIR because the more fluids we drink the better; to keep things moving.

In moderation obviously, and as I mentioned in other posts, those beers can pack on the pounds if you don’t keep an eye on it.

I have found that carbonated alcohol drinks can bloat me up pretty quick, and cause some discomfort, especially if there isn’t a bathroom nearby to regulate the gas.  So I might avoid these types of drinks (beers), if I’m out somewhere and don’t want to look for a bathroom every hour.  However, the discomfort really is minimal.  But for instance, out on a boat, watching a long play, or at a big concert, I may watch my intake of the beers.

Wine, I have found is very gentle on my BCIR gut, and can also serve as a laxative to get things moving.  Liquor is also gentle on the gut, but doesn’t do as much as wine when you want to get things flowing.  So, “Cheers to you,” and drink responsibly.

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Believe it or not, drinking is good when you have the BCIR!  Well, it just means that if you're getting some extra fluids (even those tasty beers), then it's actually beneficial for a person with the BCIR because the more fluids we drink the better; to keep things moving. In moderation obviously, and as I mentioned in other posts, those beers can pack on the pounds if you don't keep an eye on it. I have found that carbonated alcohol drinks can bloat me up pretty quick, and cause some discomfort, especially if there isn't a bathroom nearby to regulate…

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Jay is the author of the the BCIR Advocate blog and the book, "Colitis Be Gone." In 1998, I decided to have the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir) surgery due to severe colitis. My day job is working in media and marketing, so I felt I had the tools to bring some exposure to BCIR and how it might help others. I actually get many emails about the BCIR, so I felt the blog could work as a better message board. Please note, I am not a doctor and have no medical background. Anything you read on this blog is based on my own experiences living with the BCIR. I may give advice based on my own experiences, but please consult your doctor before acting on anything you read on this site.