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could drinking alcohol cause liver damage?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes.: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with fatty liver, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and may contribute to the progression of fibrosis, leading to cirrhosis .

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about drinking alcohol and liver damage?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol causes liver: damage, when ingested in large amounts over a long period of time, and sometimes even after a single binge. Chronic damage to the liver usually occurs in people who are genetically predisposed to scarring caused by alcohol. Eventually, the scarring becomes so severe it distorts the liver architecture and function, and the person gets sick. Hep C makes alcohol damage worse, and vice-versa.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could drinking alcohol while in cycle would cause more liver damage than normal?

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Don't know what you: mean by "in cycle?" - you mean during your period? First of all, liver damage from alcohol is NOT normal, and social drinking will not damage the liver in the overwhelming majority of people. I am aware of no evidence that alcohol is more toxic to the liver during any particular part of a woman's menstrual cycle. Safe drinking in women is

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