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can you drink alcohol after a liver transplant

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Not current drinkers: Most centers require a certain amount of time of abstenence from alcohol before liver transplant. 6 months to a year is common.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
If untreated: Those with alcoholic liver failure (cirrhosis), usually have to demonstrate the condition is resolved over time. Discuss the particular requirements ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Browne
34 years experience General Surgery
Lowers Drug Levels: Grapefruit causes special enzymes in the liver to become more active. These enzymes can cause accelerated breakdown of some of the medicines used to p ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Inviting problems: Your new liver will be damaged just like your first liver. Alcohol also interacts with a wide variety of other medications which can result in seriou ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Very bad: If some on is going to consume alcohol will not be a candidate for liver transplantation, some one more deserving will get it.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends...: Upon a number of factors including one's individual metabolism of the ethanol, how much binging is done, and whether other causes of liver disease are ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Yes, but the patient has to be abstinent for 1 year prior to the tranpslantation, and meet all the other transplant criteria.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
No: Neutropenia does not cause elevated liver enzymes. But viral infections can cause neutropenia and elevated liver enzymes. You should be evaluated fo ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably just you: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait producing a high GGT without drinking or anything else. From time to time, I have to reassure t ... Read More
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