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Difference between alcoholic and high functioning alcoholicc?

Difference between alcoholic and high functioning alcoholicc?

Alcoholism: Nothing. They both have the disease of addiction. Their disease will eventually lead to their death if they do not get the help that is widely available for alcoholics. I would recommend reading the first five chapters of the book: "alcoholics anonymous" to learn how an alcoholic can be alleviated from their obsession to drink. ...Read more

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What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

See below: This is a disease where fat is abnormally deposited in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. It is the most common liver disease in the US and is related to obesity, diabetes, elevated triglycerides and genetics. ...Read more

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Have borderline mild fatry liver what does borderline mild mean?

Have borderline mild fatry liver what does borderline mild mean?

See below: Warning for you to address the behaviors that are causing the lesion in the liver. Do not drink, lose weight and avoid drugs, like tylenol, (acetaminophen) that may damage the liver. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/fatty-liver-disease. ...Read more

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Is drinking non alcoholic wine pre operatively ok?

Is drinking non alcoholic wine pre operatively ok?

Probably yes: There are small amounts of alcohol in "non-alcoholic" wines and beers - about 0.5-1% (compared to 6-12%). My question would be whether you are drinking it because you had problems with alcohol previously, in which case my answer would be no. This is because it is very likely to serve as a trigger to drinking alcohol again. If you have not had a problem, it is not likely to cause any harm pre-op. ...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

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Is non alcoholic fatty liver disease reversible?

NAFLD: Yes. Usually with weight loss through exercise and diet. Certainly should avoid other insults to the liver with this (ie alcohol). ...Read more

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Questions about being diagnosed with cirrhosis, non drinker?

Questions about being diagnosed with cirrhosis,  non drinker?

Other causes: While alcohol is the commonest cause, there are others, e.g., hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, fatty liver, persistent heart failure, biliary obstruction and primary biliary cirrhosis etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver ...Read more

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What is borderline personality disorder?

What is borderline personality disorder?

BPD is a serious: Borderline personality disorder (bpd) is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships problems with regulating emotions and thoughts impulsive and reckless behavior unstable relationships with other people. ...Read more

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Is social drinker an alkoholic too?

Is social drinker an alkoholic too?

Social: Depend on what you call social drinking. Going out with your friends and having a drink or two is social. ...Read more

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Is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis terminal? Is cirrhosis inevitable?

Is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis terminal?  Is cirrhosis inevitable?

Not terminal: Nonalcoholic fatty liver is not terminal but in time can develop into cirrhosis and can morph into very serious liver disease. It's important to avoid any potential liver toxins including alcohol and to adhere to low fat diet. In recent years it is taken much more seriously and should be followed by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis terminal? Is cirrhosis inevitable?

No: Steatohepatitis is reversible. Not easy, but you need to lose weight, reduce your intake of fats, if you are diabetic, control diabetes, exercise. Get vaccination for hepatitis A and B. Consult this site for more information and see a gastroenterologist. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash-overview ...Read more

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Help please? What is borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver?

Enlarged liver: Hepatomegaly means an enlarged. Fatty liver means that the your liver contains more fat than normal. I assume that yo are reading this on a report of a radiologic test like an ultrasound or CT. These two conditions have many causes, but many of these causes are not too concerning. Ask your doctor to explain the report to you or look at the images with him/her. ...Read more

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What is expected ALT (sgpt) and AST (sgot) in alcoholic?

What is expected ALT (sgpt) and AST (sgot) in alcoholic?

Depends: If he's been sober for a few days (good!), they're likely to be normal. If he's abusing alcohol enough to hurt himself / others, they can still be within the normal range, or they can be high. If they're above 400, he's probably got alcoholic hepatitis. Sgpt tends to be lower than SGOT in drinkers. The diagnosis of alcoholism is clinical, not lab based -- but you knew that. ...Read more

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Is alcoholic cardiomyopathy reversible?

Is alcoholic cardiomyopathy reversible?

For a while it is: Early on, it's one of the more reversible causes of cardiomyopathy. After enough time has passed (which is variable), it becomes irreversible. Anyone who drinks large amounts of alcohol and has a depressed ejection fraction should stop immediately. ...Read more

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What causes diabetic alcoholic blackouts?

What causes diabetic alcoholic blackouts?

Both: Your diabetes or alcoholism alone can cause you to black outs -- but the two combined is a sure trouble. Please talk with your family doctor and get the right help now! ...Read more

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Should borderline personality disorder be renamed?

Should borderline personality disorder be renamed?

NO: Not really, it is descriptive of states of minds . Behaviors, personality traits that borders and overlaps several illness. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder inherited?

Possible: Two studies by distel et al. In 2008 found a strong genetic contribution to borderline personality dx. However, it is early in this research to be confident about such conclusions. Nonetheless, it would not surprise me if more research supported these findings, given the known genetic contribution to other disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety (gad, ptsd), bipolar dx, and adhd. ...Read more

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What is the difference between non-alcoholic atty liver disease and liver cirhosis?

What is the difference between non-alcoholic atty liver disease and liver cirhosis?

12: Liver cirrhosis is the final result of all forms of liver injury which are commonly alcohol, hepatitis c, b, certain drugs etc. Non-alcoholic liver disease is another form of liver injury which is a result of excessive fat deposition in liver cells and can result in liver cirrhosis in later stages. In earlier stages it will be causing liver inflammation also known as steatohepatitis. ...Read more

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