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A 36-year-old member asked:

How much time for a liver to repair?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
It depends: Running a marathon can kill off liver cells from the blood being diverted. They'll grow back in a few days -- even faster than your hair. Even if you've damaged your liver with drink to the point of cirrhosis, abstinence will allow for a fair amount of healing in many cases in a few months. New treatments that remove chronic viruses have cleared cirrhosis totally. Your liver's incredibly durable.
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The Liver: Yes. In general the liver is an amazing organ and in most cases once the problem causing liver damage is removed the liver can repair itself.
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