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A 34-year-old male asked:

what are ways to help repair your liver?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Hepatic repair: Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Avoid alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) products. Get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B. Practice safer sex.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can the liver still repair itself after drinking and smoking moderately for almost 10 years?

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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: Tobacco does not directly affect the liver. Excessive alcohol use can damage the liver and cause cirrhosis. Liver damage can be reversed by abstaining from alcohol. Cirrhosis is not reversed by abstaining, but further damage can be avoided. Even moderate alcohol use can damage the liver in patients with pre-existing liver disease, such as chronic viral hepatitis or cirrhosis from other causes.
A 32-year-old female asked:

I use to drink a 70cl bottle of vodka every weekend for about 4 years. I have not drank any for 9 weeks would my liver be repaired?

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Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Testing needed: Congratulations on quitting this very dangerous habit! The only way to know if you have liver damage is to get blood work. But if you do, stopping all alcohol intake will greatly lengthen your life. Get tested in any case so you know if you need to take any other precautions. You have done something very good for yourself. Bravo.
Buckeye, AZ
A 26-year-old female asked:

How do you fix/repair a shattered liver surgically?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Shattered liver: sew up what you can and cut our what you can't. They liver has an amazing power to regrow. Especially when your age.

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