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what happens to your liver when you stop drinking

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: The liver has wonderful regenerative capabilites as long as you have not completely fried it; stopping all alcohol and other toxins getting into the b ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on: What type of damage your liver sustained. Please ask your doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Liver is a remarkabl: Liver is remarkable organ and does regenerate and recover from many insults and does so fairly quickly at least if it is not damaged severely already. ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Cabot
21 years experience Family Medicine
Try something else: Because of the nature of alcohol addiction, and the fact that Antabuse (disulfiram) does nothing to reduce cravings for alcohol, most people will rela ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: based on how long you have been drinking, the quantity of alcohol ingested and past medical history.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes, but...: Only to a certain point...Since it appears that cirrhosis, once established is irreversible...Though progression can be halted.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes for sure: You should not touch it.Thats the only way.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends on severity: ... and other co-morbid factors that may affect your liver disease. The pattern of blood tests you describe sounds like your best advice is to stop dr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: So long as you do not have cirrhosis, most alcoholic liver disease will improve or resolve if you stop all alcohol intake.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Fatty liver: Fatty liver is common in america, and is typically associated with alcohol ingestion, obesity, high cholesterol/triglycerides, and diabetes, among oth ... Read More
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