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What are the liver diseases related to alcohol abuse?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 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.
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayesanswered
Internal Medicine 26 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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How much alcohol abuse does it take for the onset of liver disease?

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Alcohol consequences: Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot withut results till late. But mental consequences are disastrous to self and family and to all your loved ones. It is deadly inherited and younger generations suffer much more than the first gen, from schizophrenia and severe mental problems along with alcoholism. Autism also is a result on kids, adhd, disabling anxiety.. Treat now.

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