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A 36-year-old female asked:

hi. if i have astained from alcohol for 7 days is that long enough to be outta my system for a cbc, lipid, liver and kidney?

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Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Water soluble: EtOH is water soluble and out of your system in 24 hours. If you are a heavy drinker it can take months for your liver enzymes to normalize. It is long enough to give you a realistic picture of your actual health.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Depends: After a week of abstention. there will not be a measurable alcohol level in your blood, but if you have liver damage from XS alcohol, it will not likely be fully repaired in just a week. Triglycerides may improve in a few days, but there are further improvements to TG as well as other lipid components over 6 weeks. Alcohol doesn't directly effect the CBC or kidneys.

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Last updated May 1, 2016

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