Alcohol and Stomach Problems
Alcohol increases acid production by the cells in the stomach. As a result, seniors who drink heavily often experience acute gastritis. The result is nausea and vomiting. This in turn can throw an older persons electrolytes out of balance and lead to dehydration.
Gambert, S. (June, 1997). "Alcohol abuse: Medical effects of heavy drinking in later life" Geriatrics, Vol. 52 (6) 30-37.
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