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What are the liver diseases related to alcohol abuse?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Various: Alcohol-associated liver diseases include alcoholic hepatitis (inflammation), fatty liver, and cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is extensive irreversible liver damage/scarring. Complications of cirrhosis include liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma), jaundice, large amount of fluid retention and swelling, and death. Any form of alcohol-related liver disease is an indication to stop drinking alcohol.
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Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayesanswered
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Several: It could be an acute inflammation ("alcoholic hepatitis") to more chronic and serious conditions such as alcoholic cirrhosis and hepatocarcinoma (liver cancer).
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