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Lupus and Alcohol: What's the Risk?

When drinking alcohol and taking medication, it can lead to stomach ulcers

Despite the literature and studies that state wine in moderation is right for you, it is also acknowledged that alcohol causes damage to your liver, pancreas, and other organs. Alcohol consumption affects your immune system. Your “killer cells” have reduced effectiveness when you have alcohol in your bloodstream and your T-cells become dysfunctional.

However, the main problems with drinking alcohol and lupus are the interactions between medications and alcohol. Alcohol can cause significant stomach or intestinal problems, including ulcers, while you are on certain medications for controlling your lupus symptoms.