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Can I get cirrhosis of the liver by drinking Pepsi or Coke

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 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.
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: But possible. Some people are very sensitive to the effects of alcohol in liver. Usually it's never just one glass...Since a glass a day of wine usual ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
It depends.: The liver uses an enzyme to metabolize alcohol. Initially, before liver disease begins, the liver can produce more of that enzyme with increasing alco ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
You can die: From drinking alcohol period. It's even more dangerous if you already have liver problems. Alcohol is not essential, but a functioning liver is! ju ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: Unfortunately, too many variables to answer online--genetics, volume / concentration of alcohol, quality of alcohol, any other drugs/meds, any infecti ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Ulcer alcohol: Can't stay from killing yourself ? Then do not contact healthtap.
A 120-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Doubtful.I would: first rule out infection with a urinalysis.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No: Although I have a very negative view of diet soft drinks, there is no cause/effect here for parkinson's, which is associated with only a few toxins, i ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
More prone to pancre: While you may have had pancreatitis from other causes (gallstones come to mind), if you drink alcohol - especially to excess -then you can only cause ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Soda is junk: Hi. My advice to all human beings is to stay away from soda. It's pure trash. One twice a year doesn't hurt, but most Americans try to make it a major ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: A lot more alcohol in 12 oz vodka then 12 oz of beer. Can cause a lot more trouble in long run. Hope this helps.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Lipkis
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Bx and cirrhosis: Repeated liver biopsies are not necessary. Liver may be affected in heterogeneous fashion. Fibroscan is a good noninvasive test if available in your ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Tea: Nope. Not in any way. If it did a billion women in the world would be in trouble. This is one of the most commonly used products in the world.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Anger unhelpful: Cirrhosis from hep c is one of the most common causes for liver transplantation in the U.S. Very bad disease. Hope you are getting treated. Means o ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Potentially yes: Drinking leads to fatty liver, which is reversible once you stop drinking, if there is no scarring already. For you to know if there is scarring in th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
39 years experience Infectious Disease
No: cirrhosis can be caused by many situations and alcoholic hepatitis leading to cirrhosis is not uncommon. this can be a fatal situation. she needs to ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: As a general rule, first avoid heavy drink, which is for female not more than 2 drinks/day and for male not more than 3 or 4 drinks/day. If stabbed in ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Drink mixes: Some of the brands of flavored drink mixes add caffeine to some of there products. You might find them a good replacement. An energy supplement may ... Read More
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