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Is alcohol largely to blame for liver cirrhosis?

Is alcohol largely to blame for liver cirrhosis?

Alcohol & cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. It can occur without any alcohol consumption at all. Alcohol can exacerbate another condtion making it progress to cirrhosis more quickly. Most 'true' alcoholics' do not develop cirrhosis without some other condition present. Cirrhosis purely due to alcohol is relatively uncommon. Hepatitis from alcohol can mimic cirrhosis yet fully recover with abstinence. ...Read more

Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How can alcohol-induced liver cirrhosis form?

How can  alcohol-induced liver cirrhosis form?

See below: Alcohol is toxic to the liver fat accumulates in the liver when drinking occurs this progresses to alcoholic helpatis and then to cirrhosis cirrhosis leads to nodules shich have no resemblacne to normal lobules of the liver-and it is all because the liver detoxifies alcohol and this alcohol is itsef toxic to the llvier cells. ...Read more

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How much alcohol continuation in my condition can make liver cirrhosis happen ?

How much  alcohol continuation in my condition can make liver cirrhosis happen ?

Alcohol: Difficult to answer, not knowing how much/how long, & what your liver function tests showed. ...Read more

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How long does it or may it take someone to develop liver cirrhosis from drinking alcohol?

How long does it or may it take someone to develop liver cirrhosis from drinking alcohol?

Variable: A lot of factors are involved including the amount, the frequency, the type of alcohol, genetics, underlying liver problems. Most experts say it might be about 10 years with regular heavy drinking. ...Read more

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What if the patient has liver cirrhosis (alcohol) and his kidneys have failed/are failing. Can Dialysis help. He is unconcious:-( ?

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What if the patient has liver cirrhosis (alcohol) and his kidneys have failed/are failing. Can Dialysis help. He is unconcious:-( ?

Poor prognosis : Renal failure in a patient with end-staged liver disease portends a very poor prognosis. Hepatorenal syndrome is complex and poorly understood but mortality is very high within weeks of development. While dialysis can prolong life, unless he is a liver transplant candidate, his quality and length of life will be severely curtailed. ...Read more

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My mother's sgot is 87 and sgpt 77, given I am not taking any drugs nor alcohol... Does that mean a liver cirrhosis or hepatitis?

My mother's sgot is 87 and sgpt 77, given I am not taking any drugs nor alcohol... Does that mean a liver cirrhosis or hepatitis?

You or mother?: Mild elevations in liver enzymes, unknown significance, if not from alcohol, medications then possible from obesity as this is a leading cause of hepatitis. Discuss with your doctor. Mild elevations are not uncommon and don't usually indicated cirrhosis, but still finding a specific cause is important. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have liver cirrhosis or not?

How do I know if I have liver cirrhosis or not?

Tests: You need to see a doctor, and he can tell by some blood testing, liver imaging (ultrasound or ct scan usually). If unsure, a liver biopsy can be done, if needed. ...Read more

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What is the process of dying of liver cirrhosis?

Unfortunately ...: This is a slow gradual process. The liver functions similar to a municipal waste water treatment plant. When it no longer works, toxins and waste products build up and poison the body from the inside. It is essential that you avoid putting anything unhealthy into your body and following all of your doctors' recommendations to keep flushing out unneeded fluids and chemicals from your body. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

See below: 1. Alcohol 2. Hepatitis c & b 3. Others like fatty liver disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, inflammatory bowel disease (includes ulcerative colitis and crohns - usually crohns), primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aflatoxin (certain mushrooms) toxicity but usually causes immediate failure, parasites, and others. ...Read more

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How does liver cirrhosis kill someone?

How does liver cirrhosis kill someone?

Toxin Metabolism: The liver and kidneys are the major organs allowing us to break down and eliminate almost everything you ingest. Cirrohosis destroys the ability of the liver to do that. Toxins build up and your organs shut down. This is the very short and simple answer as the function of the liver is very complex and there is not room or time to give you a complete answer. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of liver cirrhosis?

See below: Scar tissue in the liver as a result of different kinds of injuries. The significance is related to the chronicity for the injury and especially whether the injury is ongoing. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for liver cirrhosis?

See below: Cirrhosis is a disease caused by many different entities and the treatment depends on the reason for the cirrhosis to begin with. If the cirrhosis is well formed and advanced the only realistic treatment regardless of cause is a liver transplant. ...Read more

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Would liver cirrhosis show up on an ultrasound?

Depends: Advanced liver cirrhosis may show up on ultrasound. However, ultrasound can detect fibrosis in the liver even before the development of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Why kind of doctors do taping to the liver cirrhosis patients?

Depends: In an uncomplicated situation your primary care physician may do that. If there adhesions or other complications, it may take a radiologist or gastro-enterologist to do that under ultrasound guidance. ...Read more

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How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

Stage 4=cirrhosis: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is alcohol largely to blame for liver cirrhosis?

Alcohol & cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. It can occur without any alcohol consumption at all. Alcohol can exacerbate another condtion making it progress to cirrhosis more quickly. Most 'true' alcoholics' do not develop cirrhosis without some other condition present. Cirrhosis purely due to alcohol is relatively uncommon. Hepatitis from alcohol can mimic cirrhosis yet fully recover with abstinence. ...Read more

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Liver Function (Definition)

The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more


Alcohol Abuse (Definition)

Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can ...Read more