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BSF scale: Form follows dysfunction

Alcohol inhibits digestion, causes dehydration, depresses glucose metabolism, and compromises the functioning of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The cumulative impact of these factors is behind chronic constipation related to alcohol abuse.


Oh, boy, do I need a drink to answer that one… You see, boozing yourself up until amnesiac is still a national pastime in my country of origin, so this ‘Russian-American’ (me) knows the hard truth, and it is, indeed, very hard…

Here are the primary reasons why it does:

So, if you can‘t say ‘no’ to one too many Martinis or Manhattans, visit this page to learn how to mop up after your youthful indiscretions and mature indulgences…

Cheers and good luck!


You already know without my council that it is best not to drink yourself into a stupor extending all the way down to the gut! So, I'll skip moralizing on the merits and demerits of alcohol consumption, and, instead, will give you some practical and gut-saving advice:

All of the above recommendations will also reduce the drunkenness, the severity of the hangover, long-term health damage, and, of course, the risk of constipation, hemorrhoids, and colorectal cancer. What can be worse than the indignity of having a hangover and constipation all at the same time?