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Can I Get Cirrhosis Of The Liver By Drinking Pepsi Or Coke
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
Yes: Yes, if you drink a lot on weekends. "binge drinkers" can get cirrhosis. ...Read more
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
I have a non-alcoholic fatty liver. I am not a drinker and rarely do so, however I would like to enjoy a social drink a few times a year. Will I get cirrhosis from doing so? Will I get it eventually?
Husband has liver fibrosis bridging cirrhosis but stopped drinking. Takes lactulose and stopped drinking three months ago. Will disesase get better?
Hoping so!: I'm going to assume that alcohol is the sole cause, and that he's been checked for hemochromatosis, Wilson's, and hepatitis B and C. If he does choose to stop drinking, having a loving and forgiving wife will be the most wonderful support he can have. Cirrhosis does regress some on achieving sobriety. Hopefully his mind is still basically okay. Wishing you both the best. ...Read more
Is it possible I have cirrhosis? I'm 18 binge drank for 3 years, I used to get tenderness in liver area after drinking, I've quit now.
Of course...: ...There are numerous familial liver diseases, as well as acquired ones, that predispose to an accelerated course of cirrhosis in susceptible individuals who insist on overindulging in alcohol. Congrats on quitting, but to allay your concerns go get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies by person: It depends on genetic susceptibility, nutritional status, other diseases. I have a good idea. Let's not find out. ...Read more
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
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 3 more doctor answers
What is the prognosis for cirrhosis of the liver if the patient stops drinking and stops taking lipitor (atorvastatin)?
Cirrhosis: Stopping alcohol is essential for those who want to maintain their health. Drinking and stopping Lipitor (atorvastatin) will continue to deteriorate. Lipitor (atorvastatin) is not to be taken if you have active liver disease. The prognosis depends on how much alcohol was used for how long, and how much damage was done to the liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cirrhosis of the liver affect someone's lungs? My mother in law, has affected liver and kidneys from drinking but now her breathing is affected?
Yes: In the late stages of liver failure, hepatopulmonary syndrome is to be expected. Lung vessels dilate too much to be well-oxygenated. The heart may also be failing making her short of breath, or an enlarged liver or fluid in the abdomen may be compressing the lungs from below. I'm sorry about your mom and I hope that you are a comfort to her now. Best wishes. ...Read more
Stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver my stepmother lives with me and is in stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver. She was a heavy drinker (no longer drinking) and a prescription drug abuser. I take Xanax for anxiety. She has told me that her doctor said it was okay if
You give her yours?: Don't believe it. No ethical or competent physician would ever tell anyone to take someone else's medication. People with histories of alcohol are at very high risk of abusing benzos, and especially xanax, (alprazolam) which has a very high abuse potential. If a doctor wants to prescribe anti-anxiety agents for her, there are far safer ones for her, and she needs to get her own medication from her own md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has had stage lV liver cirrhosis over 15 years from HepC. Will he die from this? Does not drink. Never did.
Biopsy shows liver fibrois bridging cirrhosis. How long until progress to cirrhosis if drinking one shot of vodka every other day. Months or years?
What are you asking?: Please forgive my frankness. And listen to yourself. Are you trying to kill yourself? Or are you playing chicken with your liver? Surely you are not unable to live without vodka? If it fills some emotional need, there are other med that can give you a similar good feeling that won't make your awful disease speed up? With total sobriety your liver may heal. Dying from cirrhosis is horrible. ...Read more
When havin cirrhosis fatty liver, l jus learn about, I drink mayb 1 sometime twice or non a month. Should l stop drinkin period?
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