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how many years of drinking before liver damage

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Booze : Appears to have genetic tie in. Varies between people.

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Palafox
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Maybe: I am glad to hear you have stopped drinking. Your liver can regenerate healthy tissue, but other factors can also cause fatty infiltration, such as be ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Alcoholism: I'm not sure which is the fastest way to get cirrhosis and ruin your liver, but it is time to at least read the book alcoholics anonymous. It will hel ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Good choice: to stop drinking. It is unlikely that you have damaged your liver permanently, if at all. For males, healthy consumption is no more than 2 drinks per ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Possible but unlikel: Our liver is a remarkably tolerant organ able to put up with quite a bit of abuse. While I can't put an exact number at which binge drinking causes li ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not very long: You will likely end up with cirrhosis and liver failure. It is not a pretty way to die.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Blood tests show it: Liver function tests(lfts) can be checked very easily in any good lab. Your doctor can check it for you if you request. This gives you a good idea abo ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Binge drinking= bad: It may very well stress ur liver ; can b very damaging ; lead 2 serious liver disease.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely: If you had a high alcohol intake for months, you are very likely to have some degree of inflammation of the liver (alcoholic hepatitis) that could be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with fatty liver, ... Read More

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