- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 4:55PM
We're about to take you back to a dark time in your life, it happens to follow what you may have considered as one of the most lit moments in your life!
If you deny, chances are you might be a liar! We've all done it, waking up in the morning post drinking session night and apart from the horrendous dry mouth and the crippling hangover, you may have found yourself making an express trip to the wharepaku for number twos.
Why may you ask? We all experienced enough to know that alcohol makes you pee ALOT, however what you may not know is that the Ethanol in alcohol is attributed to the booze poos that most people experience post night out.
According to gastroenterologist Dr. Kathlynn Caguiat, "Alcohol can increase gut motility and it doesn't get broken down before it reaches the colon, where bacteria feast on these, resulting in bloating and diarrhea."
As gut motility is increased, everything moves a lot quicker than usual, which means the colon has less time to absorb any water, resulting in watery stools and diarrhea.
"The more concentrated the alcohol, the worse the reaction will be," Dr. Urvish Shah, gastroenterologist, warns.
"Alcohol also increases the acid content in your stomach, which can easily irritate the lining and trigger stomach and digestive problems," Shah continues.
Malt liquor will apparently cause the worst post-booze bathroom runs, followed closely by beer.
To ease the toilet situation, try drinking wine or clear spirits instead - and always eat before you hit the booze.
Remember, booze and poo responsibly, safer communities together.