How soon after Gastric Bypass can a glass of beer or wine be consumed?

Is it okay for someone who has had gastric bypass surgery to consume a glass of wine from time to time? How much alcohol is dangerous?

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Drinking Alcohol After Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Gastric Bypass Surgery bypasses most of your stomach, so there is little stomach to break down the alcohol.  The alcohol goes directly into the intestines and most patients report that they get drunk a lot quicker after gastric bypass surgery.  It is very important to drink much smaller amounts after gastric bypass surgery.  Other tings to remember is the alcohol has a lot of carbohydrates so it is not good for weight loss.  You should always avoid beer because it is carbonated.

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