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Is fatty liver the first step nearing cirrhosis? would it be like fatty liver hep c then cirrhosis? ? if you drink heavy every day for 10 year?

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Dr. Justin Brown answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Liver disease: Hepatitis C is a specific virus which is implicated in liver disease. Liver disease can be caused by a variety of factors, including diet, medication, alcohol, genetics, and infection (e.g. Hep C). Fatty liver disease can be potentially reversed if you are able to treat. Cirrhosis is thought to be irreversible. Cirrhosis often starts with fatty liver disease. Seek help for heavy drinking.

Answered 8/12/2014

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