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Can Excess Beer Drinking Cause Cirrhosis Of The Liver
Varies by person: It depends on genetic susceptibility, nutritional status, other diseases. I have a good idea. Let's not find out. ...Read more
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
Can having two episodes(one year apart)of extremely heavy drinking(the point of throwing up)+ a couple drinks every few months cause liver cirrhosis?
Not universal: Not all patients who drink heavily develop alcoholic liver disease. However, the doctor can undoubtedly warn the patient who already has any form of alcoholic liver disease that continued alcohol use virtually guarantees that the disease will persist and likely worsen. Although many variables come into play, i believe a rough estimate of a chronic, heavy drinker getting cirrhosis is 30-40%. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, if you drink a lot on weekends. "binge drinkers" can get cirrhosis. ...Read more
I have Cirrhosis of the liver and last night I went out. I don't drink but the bartender accidentally put in liquor.. I didn't know. Am I okay scared?
One drink: Is unlikely to make your cirrhosis worse. Follow up with your doctor as you routinely do and let him know the mistake. All the best. ...Read more
My aunt has cirrhosis of the liver and is in her final stange, but she continues to drink vodka, how can I help her? How much longer will she live?
Not long: On the outside - under a year and I believe that is for people who have stopped drinking. It may be very painful too and there is simply nothing I can find to say that is hopeful. Hospice is the thought I have and their experience with palliative care will be a big help to make the last months as good as possible. If you can, try to enjoy your time together and let a pro deal w/ the hard stuff. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't drink alcohol: The best prevention from alcohol induced liver damage that can lead to cirrhosis is NOT to drink alcohol, even socially. Drinking "socially" to you might mean something different to someone else regarding the amount of alcohol intake per week. In general, if you have been diagnosed with chronic liver disease and fibrosis or scarring of your liver, abstinence from alcohol will be the key. ...Read more
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