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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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If you were to stop drinking alcohol, can your liver repair itself?

If you were to stop drinking alcohol, can your liver repair itself?

Yes, but...: Only to a certain point...Since it appears that cirrhosis, once established is irreversible...Though progression can be halted. ...Read more

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I have cystic fibrosis and have recently had elevated liver function levels. Should i stop drinking alcohol?

I have cystic fibrosis and have recently had elevated liver function levels. Should i stop drinking alcohol?

Cystic fibrosis: This condition can damage the pancreas as well as the liver and since alcohol may do the same it would be judicious not to drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Been drinking alcohol pretty much everydady for 10 months. what are my chances of having liver disease?

Been drinking alcohol pretty much everydady for 10 months. what are my chances of having liver disease?

You have a very: good chance.Alcohol is a liver toxin.Try a little moderation ( no more than 1-2 drinks/day after a period of abstinence and liver recovery).Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have had red tingling palms for over a year. No other symptoms of liver disease and have stopped drinking alcohol (for over a year). Do the red palms mean I have liver disease . I have even a regular user of alcohol for several years?

I have had red tingling palms for over a year.   No other symptoms of liver disease and have  stopped drinking alcohol (for over a year).  Do the red palms mean I have liver disease .   I have  even a regular user of alcohol for several years?

Palmar erythema: Palmar erythema found in several other diseases beside liver disease, you must see your doctor foe examination and liver function tests, possible scan to evaluate status of your liver after that will treat you. ...Read more

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I have alcohol cirrhosis and have stop drinking alcohol for 3 yrs. What benefit will i get? Will it stop cirrhosis?

I have alcohol cirrhosis and have stop drinking alcohol for 3 yrs. What benefit will i get? Will it stop cirrhosis?

Survival benefit!: If you have alcoholic cirrhosis you will need to quite drinking for life. It will not stop cirrhosis, but it will prevent things from going downhill quickly. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your triglycerides to come down after you stop drinking alcohol?

triglycerides: Triglyceride levels will come down somewhat soon after ceasing alcohol drinking. Depending on the length of time you've been drinking and the other damage to the body, longer term changes could also result. ...Read more

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How long could anxiety last once you stop drinking alcohol?

Variable: There is not a simple answer for this question. Many people with alcoholism have been -using alcohol to self medicate anxiety, depression or other conditions. In that situation, detoxification will help rid the brain/body of toxins but will not resolve underlying mental health conditions. Anxiety symptoms may be more prominent as they are no longer being covered up by alcohol. ...Read more

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How long after you stop drinking alcohol can you begin campral?

How long after you stop drinking alcohol can you begin campral?

Campral : Can be started after stopping alcohol intake and it does not help with withdrawal symptoms while going through early detoxification. ...Read more

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What happens to the kidneys a day after you stop drinking alcohol?

What happens to the kidneys a day after you stop drinking alcohol?

Depends: Alcohol effects the liver more than the kidneys. Generally if one stays well hydrated there is no clinical effect on the kidneys. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver diseases include genetic problems such as Wilson's disease, infection, inflammation, and cancer. The liver carries out many functions in our body including metabolizing drugs and ...Read more