Excessive alcohol consumption can cause damage to the lining of the stomach, leading to a condition known as gastritis. Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining that can cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and other digestive symptoms.

Over time, excessive alcohol consumption can also increase the risk of developing stomach ulcers, which are open sores in the lining of the stomach that can cause pain, bleeding, and other complications.

In addition to causing direct damage to the stomach lining, alcohol consumption can also increase the production of stomach acid, which can further irritate the stomach and worsen existing digestive problems.

It is important to note that moderate alcohol consumption (up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men) may not necessarily cause damage to the stomach, but excessive alcohol consumption can have serious negative health effects. It is recommended that individuals who choose to consume alcohol do so in moderation and in accordance with their healthcare provider’s advice.