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Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Yes: Chronic or excessive alcohol use is a major cause of liver disease worldwide. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


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Does alcohol cause hepatitis?

Does alcohol cause hepatitis?

That can be : Associated with hepatitis but there are also infectious forms of hepatitis. ...Read more

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How does drinking alcohol cause liver cancer?

How does drinking alcohol cause liver cancer?

Cirrhosis: Is closely linked to hepatoma, and the best way to get cirrhosis is to drink to excess. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause pancreatic cancer?

Does alcohol cause pancreatic cancer?

Maybe: Whether alcohol abuse is an important risk factor for pancreatic cancer isn't clear; smoking clearly is. Abuse alcohol though and you're asking for chronic pancreatitis, a confusingly-named lifetime severe pain syndrome involving damage to the deep nerves of the area. You don't want that, or any of several other unpleasant sequelae. Best wishes; make smart decisions & drink moderately if at all. ...Read more

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How does drinking alcohol cause liver cancers to form?

Cirrhosis: Liver damage from excess alcohol intake can lead to cirrhosis, damaging the liver. The inflammation from the cirrhosis damage can cause some of the damaged cells to become cancerous, forming liver cancer (hepatocellular cancer). Hepatitis virus can also cause this same problem. ...Read more

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Does alcohol drinking cause an enlarged liver?

Does alcohol drinking cause an enlarged liver?

Yes: Dr ali is correct. In some folks, acute alcohol. Ingestion can temporarily enlarge the liver. This is not usually permanent or dangerous. But drinking to excess is of course a serious problem. See your doctor if you believe your liver is damaged or you have a drinking problem. ...Read more

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Can liver disease cause cholestasis?

Can liver disease cause cholestasis?

Sure, but...: Liver disease comes in many varieties and manifestations: cholestasis (either intrahepatic or extrahepatic) with jaundice; infiltrative (like fatty liver, amyloidosis); fibrotic (trending toward cirrhosis); congestive (blood backs up into the liver); ischemic; shock injury; toxic (either metabolic or drug-related); hepatitis (infectious or otherwise, the liver cells are sick); familial; cancer... ...Read more

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How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

Pressure: The liver performs many vital functions including filtering toxins and produicing things like natural anti coagulants. Impairment of these affects the heart along with other organs. When the liver is affected by things like cirrhosis, it can cause abnormal filling pressures within the heart. This, if untreated, can lead to failure of the right side of the heart. ...Read more

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Which besides alcohol consumption can cause diseased livers?

Which besides alcohol consumption can cause diseased livers?

Causes of liver : Disease. I googled this for ypu since no one was responding http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=110443;page=3. ...Read more

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Does vicodin cause liver damage?

Does vicodin cause liver damage?

It can but not: because of the opiate in it - hydrocodone - but rather the acetaminophen (tylenol) that is also included in the pill. Some forms of combination pain pills had as much as 750 mg of tylenol in them, but recent FDA regulations require that no more than 325 mg of tylenol be in any single tablet of combination medications. More than 10 grams (20 extra strength pills) can be lethal, less with alcohol. ...Read more

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How does liver cancer typically develop? And does alcohol contribute to liver cancer?

How does liver cancer typically develop? And does alcohol contribute to liver cancer?

Various causes: There are various risk factors for liver cancer: genetic predisposition, environmental factors, chronic hepatitis C infection, chronic hepatitis B infection, other types of liver disease. Yes, alcohol use is a risk factor for developing liver cancer too. Avoiding alcohol completely or drinking in moderation is best thing to do. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol cause liver damage?

Could drinking alcohol cause liver damage?

Yes.: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with fatty liver, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and may contribute to the progression of fibrosis, leading to cirrhosis . ...Read more

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Why does protein deficiency cause liver disease?

Why does protein deficiency cause liver disease?

Amino acids synthesi: Protein is necessary for the body to synthesize 13 Amino Acids and to break down polypeptide molecules into the nine essential Amino Acids that the body cannot manufacture on its own. Collectively, these acids constantly work to replenish tissue in the body, so they play an important role in the maintenance of healthy bones, muscles, and organs. The body also uses protein to produce hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Does liver damage and disease always involve high or abnormal liver enzymes?

Does liver damage and disease always involve high or abnormal liver enzymes?

No: You can have chronic hepatitis B or C with normal liver enzymes. You can also have other chronic liver conditions, such as cirrhosis of the liver, with normal liver enzymes. ...Read more

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How does alcohol consumption cause enlarged blood cells?

How does alcohol consumption cause enlarged blood cells?

B vitamin deficiency: Alcohol causes vitamin b1 deficiency, the most serious, also resulting in greater alcohol intake.Vitamin b6 can't be converted to its active form. Decreased liver absorption and increased urinary excretion of many b vitamins and especially Folic Acid is noted. Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid (vitamin b9) deficiency produce macrocytic anemia (enlarged blood cells). Treatment: vitamins b12+ b9+b complex. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver or hepatitis cause diabetes?

Can fatty liver or hepatitis cause diabetes?

Relationship: Hi. There is a relationship between hepatitis C and type 2 diabetes. It's hard to call it a cause and effect relationship, but Hep C does increase diabetes risk. Same with fatty liver (aka, NASH, NALFD); it can precede diabetes or result from diabetes and there is a strong relationship. ...Read more

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What else can cause elevated liver enzymes beside hep. Chronic alcohol use, chirrosis. No meds taken.?

Lots of things: Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver which is often what elevated liver enzymes represent - but many things can cause that inflammatory process. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased ...Read more