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can excess beer drinking cause cirrhosis of the liver

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Varies by person: It depends on genetic susceptibility, nutritional status, other diseases. I have a good idea. Let's not find out.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Fatty liver: We pay more attention to fatty livers than we did years ago. It's good that you abstain from alcohol and you should avoid high fat foods. I recommend ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Most folks including me had a few throw-up adventures as we were learning our limits. Glad you recovered. It wasn't really that much fun, was it? Be g ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Not universal: Not all patients who drink heavily develop alcoholic liver disease. However, the doctor can undoubtedly warn the patient who already has any form of a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not cirrhosis, but..: ...Fatty liver change which can be as bad as cirrhosis.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
No: No.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
8 years experience Hepatology
Don't drink alcohol: The best prevention from alcohol induced liver damage that can lead to cirrhosis is NOT to drink alcohol, even socially. Drinking "socially" to you mi ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
AA: Your aunt obviously need supportive therapy. AA should be useful, but she has to be enrolled in the possibility of spending time with members of the f ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Can't predict: Chronic heavy alcohol intake puts you at risk for cirrhosis. But there is no magic number as to when it will cause cirrhosis.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes, if you drink a lot on weekends. "binge drinkers" can get cirrhosis.

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