- A glass of good wine.
- A pint of European beer.
- A sip of a good Whiskey.
- A bite of a Brandy truffle.
- A slurp of a Sherry trifle.
Whatever your tipple, a little bit of alcohol is a good thing. I’ve even heard that it can be used to sterilise wounds. What a wondrous drink; so much so, that it is often just referred to as just that – Drink.
But tell people that you have problems with your liver and the first thing that they advise you to do is give up drinking. I wouldn’t mind so much if these people were qualified doctors, but they are just normal people. Like me.
There seems to be two schools of thought on alcohol consumption for people who have primary sclerosing cholangitis.
*Note the modifiers.
Lower your intake to a level which can be described as ‘social drinking’. This view is held by the lovely Dr Chapman – A UK leading expert on PSC.
Having been told by my specialist that I can drink socially, that is what I am doing. But does the fact that a leading UK expert say it’s okay stop people commenting? No.
Of course, that does lead to the question: What is social drinking?