A 34-year-old member asked:
if you get a liver transplant is it a really bad idea to have a drink?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Addagada Rao answered
55 years experience General Surgery
Very bad: If some on is going to consume alcohol will not be a candidate for liver transplantation, some one more deserving will get it.
Answered on Sep 1, 2012
Dr. Amy Friedman answered
38 years experience Transplant Surgery
Lethal if alcoholic: For anyone who has an abnormal or unhealthy relationship with alcohol or other mood altering substance, one drink after liver transplant may be truly lethal, because it can initiate a pathway of decompensation. However, if the liver transplant recipient has never had such an abnormal relationship there may be no harm in having an occasional social drink. That amount of alcohol will be tolerated.
Answered on Dec 24, 2017
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