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What are the liver diseases related to alcohol abuse?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Shaym Puppala answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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.

Answered Feb 6, 2014


Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

It could be an acute inflammation ("alcoholic hepatitis") to more chronic and serious conditions such as alcoholic cirrhosis and hepatocarcinoma (liver cancer).

Answered Jun 30, 2013



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