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Dr. Gyongyi Szabo
29 doctors shared insights

Alcoholic Liver Disease (Overview)

Alcohol is absorbed from the intestines and broken down in the liver. Some of the byproducts are toxic to the liver and at high enough levels, can lead to alcoholic hepatitis. This is usually self limiting when consumption is low and sporadic and is reversible. When taken excessively and chronically, it can lead to scarring of the liver, and in some cases lead to cirrhosis and liver failure.


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What are common symptoms of alcoholic liver disease?

What are common symptoms of alcoholic liver disease?

ABDOMINAL DISTENSIO: Abdominal distension, yellow jaundice, edema of lower extremities, weakness, poor appetite, loss of weight, abdomonal pain, itching, nausea, vomiting blood, anemia and alcoholic facies.In end stage of aloholic liver disease it is hepatin encepalopathy with delirium and coma. ...Read more

Dr. Gyongyi Szabo
29 doctors shared insights

Alcoholic Liver Disease (Overview)

Alcohol is absorbed from the intestines and broken down in the liver. Some of the byproducts are toxic to the liver and at high enough levels, can lead to alcoholic hepatitis. This is usually self limiting when consumption is low and sporadic and is reversible. When taken excessively and chronically, it can lead to scarring of the liver, and in some cases lead to cirrhosis and liver failure.


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Diagnosed with non alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis, & enlarged liver. l have a spot on my arm at my vein like l got blood work don should l worry?

Diagnosed with non alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis, & enlarged liver. l have a spot on my arm at my vein like l got blood work don should l worry?

Bruising?: When you get cirrhosis you tend to bruise easier, so if it looks like a bruise then that is expected. If it look red or swollen has someone check it. ...Read more

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Alcoholic liver disease (Tip)

Get your hepatitis a vaccine before you get the infection wildly from the environment. ...See more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
Once
Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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Can Ayurveda or other alternative medicines cure alcoholic liver disease?

Can Ayurveda or other alternative medicines cure alcoholic liver disease?

It depends on stage : First of all it can be reversed in earlier stages before full blown cirrhosis has set in, as that is irreversible but no medicine will work unless you stop alcohol intake completely and for good. ...Read more

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What is alcoholic liver disease and how can it be prevented?

Liver Cirrhosis/stop: Alcoholic liver disease ends up causing irreversible cirrhosis of liver and is preventable by stoping the alcohol ingestion, thats the only way. ...Read more

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Safe antidiabetic in alcoholic liver disease?

Safe antidiabetic in alcoholic liver disease?

Antibiotic: There are numerous antibiotics that would be safe. However, of course every illness has its own prescribed regimen. Also if a hepatic impaired patient does have to take a medicine that can impact their liver then often the dose is lowered and liver function is followed closely. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of alcoholic liver disease?

ABDOMINAL DISTENSIO: Abdominal distension, yellow jaundice, edema of lower extremities, weakness, poor appetite, loss of weight, abdomonal pain, itching, nausea, vomiting blood, anemia and alcoholic facies.In end stage of aloholic liver disease it is hepatin encepalopathy with delirium and coma. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
Once
Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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What is the definition or description of: alcoholic liver disease?

Definition provided: Alcohol is absorbed from the intestines and broken down in the liver. Some of the byproducts are toxic to the liver and at high enough levels, can lead to alcoholic hepatitis. This is usually self limiting when consumption is low and sporadic and is reversible. When taken excessively and chronically, it can lead to scarring of the liver, and in some cases lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done for someone dying of alcoholic liver disease?

Is there anything that can be done for someone dying of alcoholic liver disease?

Yes: This is a time for reconciliation and forgiveness. I'd rather due forgiven as a young man than live to an old age, bitter and alone. Cherish the hope of a spiritual awakening at any time. If the person does sober up on receiving the diagnosis of "end-stage alcoholic cirrhosis", the disease may in fact regress. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
once
Treat symptoms
once
See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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How likely is a woman who drinks 1 or 2 drinks a day to develop alcoholic liver disease?

How likely is a woman who drinks 1 or 2 drinks a day to develop alcoholic liver disease?

Less likely: As a rule two drinks a day, say 2 units, like 2 glasses of wine or two beers, or two shots a day in otherwise healthy person with no evidence of any other liver conition is safe and is unlikely to cause cirrhosis of liver. ...Read more

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Baked beans ok to eat with mild fatty alcoholic liver disease ?

Baked beans ok to eat with mild fatty alcoholic liver disease ?

Yes: Beans are good sincethey are high in fiber, they help regulate your blood sugar and should not worsen alcoholic fatty liver disease. They also help to lower cholesterol by drawing bile from the liver and Gallbladder into intestinal tract as part of digestion. Best of health to you ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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How could alcoholic liver disease have led to a brain bleed?

How could alcoholic liver disease have led to a brain bleed?

Thin blood: If your liver is really bad, the factors that help stop bleeding get low. What would be minor trauma can turn into major trauma in those that are coagulopathic (thin blood) from either illness or acquired from certain medications. Head trauma is deadly in those who have dysfunctional clotting systems. ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
6x day
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
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Does a normal liver biopsy rule out alcoholic liver disease?

Does a normal liver biopsy rule out alcoholic liver disease?

Yes: At least at the present time. Elevated liver enzymes come and go rapidly if one is drinking intermittently. If there's any concern, or if you're generally an anxious kind of person, think about keeping your alcohol drinking to a minimum. I'm glad you are health-conscious and wish you the best. ...Read more

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What is alcoholic liver disease and how can it be prevented?

Liver Cirrhosis/stop: Alcoholic liver disease ends up causing irreversible cirrhosis of liver and is preventable by stoping the alcohol ingestion, thats the only way. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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How are alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis different?

How are alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis different?

Different causes: One is caused by alcohol and the other is caused by a virus which infects the liver, hepatitis b and c are the most common causes of chronic viral hepatitis. As both of these affect and damage the liver they may have similar symptoms such a jaundice and evenually cirrhosis. The treatment however would be different. Having a viral hepatitis and drinking would speed the progression of the damage. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask for STD testing
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Have your partner get STD testing
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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Dr. Eric Weisman
2 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Anne Larson
1,593 doctors shared insights

Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased ...Read more