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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Is it possible to have alcoholic cirrhosis at a young age if you exercise too much?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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Is it possible to have alcoholic cirrhosis at a young age if you exercise too much?

Cirrhosis: Alcohol, not exercise, is the culprit.

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Jason Hemming
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Cirrhosis Of The Liver (Definition)

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function. It is the final phase ...Read more


Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
31 years in practice
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How do you deal with alcoholic cirrhosis?

Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
31 years in practice
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How do you deal with alcoholic cirrhosis?

Stop drinking: Cirrhosis happens due to death of liver cells. They cannot be revived. However, liver is a big organ and if you stop drinking you can prevent further deterioration of your liver. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I am now 21 years. I have alcoholic cirrhosis. Will i die ?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I am now 21 years. I have alcoholic cirrhosis. Will i die ?

There is not enough: Information to answer that question (if you are asking about imminent death). Please speak with your physician about your prognosis and the seriousness of your illness. However, it is clear that if you have this condition and you continue to drink that you will likely die an early death. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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How can you tell if you have alcoholic cirrhosis?

Dr. Michael Ekizian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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How can you tell if you have alcoholic cirrhosis?

Variable: Patients with cirrhosis can present in a variety of ways. You may have physical exam findings or stigmata of chronic liver disease, such as spider angiomata or palmar erythema. It may be found incidentally after an unrelated lab or radiologic study. You may present initially with life-threatening complications. Alternatively, it may never be detected, until autopsy, if one is performed. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Does alcoholic cirrhosis present/look differently from other cirrhosis causes? is it more difficult to diagnose? i mean decompensated not compensated

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Does alcoholic cirrhosis present/look differently from other cirrhosis causes? is it more difficult to diagnose? i mean decompensated not compensated

Diagnosed on history: One factor that makes it subtle is that the liver enzymes reflect only recent drinking, fibrosis reflects long-term drinking. So it may be overdiagnosed or missed. When it decomensates, the patient will know and testing may even be moot. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
44 years in practice
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What can I do about advanced alcoholic cirrhosis?

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
44 years in practice
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What can I do about advanced alcoholic cirrhosis?

Stop drinking: The most important thing is complete and total cessation of alcohol. In some cases, corticosteroids (predisone) may help, but only a liver specialist should make that call. Prevention of portal hypertension and bleeding with beta-blockers may also help, reduced protein in diet may be needed. There are surgeries that can reduce some complications; ultimately, if severe, transplantation is an option. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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Why do people with alcoholic cirrhosis have a worse prognosis than other causes?

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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Why do people with alcoholic cirrhosis have a worse prognosis than other causes?

Cirrhosis: People with alcoholic cirrhosis may do worse than other causes of cirrhosis if the continue to drink. If the stop drinking their prognosis will depend on their Childs classification that is residual liver function remaining, response to management and adherence to avoiding hepatotoxins and the rate of progression of disease and complications ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Husbands alcoholic cirrhosis is class B pugh child class. does his survival rate change since he drinks a pint a day and wont stop?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
Husbands alcoholic cirrhosis is class B pugh child class. does his survival rate change since he drinks a pint a day and wont stop?

Hopeless: If he continues drinking, it will kill him just as certainly as if he refused to leave a burning house. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Is there anything that can halt progression of alcoholic cirrhosis?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Is there anything that can halt progression of alcoholic cirrhosis?

Depends on stage: Fully developed cirrhosis is not reversible. Early stages could be checked with avoidance of alcohol. Liver transplantation is an option. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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My dad has alcoholic cirrhosis. He received a dual transplant less then a yr ago. He drinks more now. He won't admit he has a problem any advice pleas?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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My dad has alcoholic cirrhosis. He received a dual transplant less then a yr ago. He drinks more now. He won't admit he has a problem any advice pleas?

What ashame: Your dad was given a second chance. There are fewer liver transplant donors than there are potential recipients. What ashame if he is indeed not caring for his new liver by drinking alcohol heavily--a liver that could have been lifesaving for someone who might have better cared for it. Express to him your concern, ask to accompany him to his liver clinic, & get his permission to recruit their help. ...Read more

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