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Could drinking alcohol cause liver damage?

Could drinking alcohol cause liver damage?

Yes.: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with fatty liver, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and may contribute to the progression of fibrosis, leading to cirrhosis . ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis c is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Etoh persist to fail: 3 types of liver disease related to alcohol consumption: fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, or cirrhosis. Fatty liver is not believed to predispose a patient to any chronic form of liver disease if abstinence or moderation is maintained.Alcoholic hepatitis can range in severity from asymptomatic derangement of biochemistries to liver failure and death. Cirrhosis results in liver failure and Cancer ...Read more

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Is alcohol consumption related to acute pericarditis?

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Is alcohol consumption related to acute pericarditis?

Yes: Alcohol use is a risk factor, and the link may be mediated by pancreatitis. It seems that heavy alcohol use can lead to acute pancreatitis, which increases fluids around the heart and inflammation. ...Read more

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Is liver damage due to alcohol consumption reversible?

Is liver damage due to alcohol consumption reversible?

Yes, but...: Only to a certain point...Since it appears that cirrhosis, once established is irreversible...Though progression can be halted. ...Read more

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Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

No it cannot cause: Hiv. However, it might lead to unprotected sex, which could lead to hiv, since people's judgement is impaired and they are less inhibited under the influence of alcohol. ...Read more

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What cause fatty liver in chronic alcoholism?

What cause fatty liver in chronic alcoholism?

Multiple mechanisms: Mobilization of fat from tissues, depression of protein synthesis in the liver, nutritional deficiencies in chronic alcoholics and direct alcoholic liver injury contribute to accumulation of fat in the liver that may progress to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause hepatitis?

Does alcohol cause hepatitis?

That can be : Associated with hepatitis but there are also infectious forms of hepatitis. ...Read more

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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

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Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which can cause insulin production problems. So this can add to the risk of developing diabetes. Your genetic make up plays the largest role. But drinking can help speed things up ...Read more

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Can lupus cause non-alcoholic fatty liver?

Can lupus cause non-alcoholic fatty liver?

Autoimmune hepatitis: Lupus is associated with autoimmune hepatitis, not nash (non-alcoholic fatty liver). Nash is commonly see in settings of obesity, excessive alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol. Both entities can occur together when respective risk factors for both exist. ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption cause hemolysis?

Can alcohol consumption cause hemolysis?

Zieve's syndrome: Although quite a rare illness, there is something called Zieve's syndrome, wherein alcohol consumption can lead to hemolysis. The mechanism of hemolysis in Zieve's syndrome is not entirely understood. Alcohol is a toxin, and has damaging effects to the body -which is really too bad. Hopefully you can get some help, as hemolytic anemia can be bad news, as well as the liver problems etc with alcohol ...Read more

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How come chronic alcohol consumption promote fatty liver and vitamin deficiency?

How come chronic alcohol consumption promote fatty liver and vitamin deficiency?

Alcoholism: Hello , that's a very technical question. If you want the full story on fatty liver see link. Basically, alcohol is toxic to the liver and many other organs. Alcoholics tend to have a high-fat diet and a diet low in nutrients /vitamins. Vitamins will not be well absorbed due to damage to intestines and other factors. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15670660/. ...Read more

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How could chronic alcohol abuse affect cholesterol levels?

How could chronic alcohol abuse affect cholesterol levels?

May lower LDL: Especially when one is dying of liver failure, it's harder to make 'bad cholesterol'. This is little comfort. I'd rather die ten times from ten heart attacks than subject myself and those I love to life-destroying alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol worsen cancer?

Can drinking alcohol worsen cancer?

Etoh and Cancer: hello, in small amounts none. If you have cancer of the liver secondary to cirrhosis, and you have end stage liver disease than yes it will. If you have cancer from anywhere that has spread to the liver, yes it would. But if you had stage 2 colon cancer the alcohol wont do anything except make the nausea from chemo worse.. so answer is no, it depends ! OK? But, a glass of wine daily won't... ...Read more

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Alcoholic husband with cirrhosis has sundown symptoms, is this normal. alcohol related dementia?

Alcoholic husband with cirrhosis has sundown symptoms, is this normal. alcohol related dementia?

Needs labs checked: It is important to check ammonia levels , CBC and basic metabolic profile. Please see a physician as soon as possible for better evaluation. ...Read more