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Doctor insights on: Effects On Liver Taking Cholesterol Meds And Drinking Alcohol

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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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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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Will drinking alcohol every day cause liver pain?

Will drinking alcohol every day cause liver pain?

Beer stomach ulcer: Liver rarely has symptoms. Pain is from GI ulcers. Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot without results till late. But mental consequences are disastrous to self and family and to all your loved ones. It is deadly inherited and younger generations suffer much more than the first gen: schizophrenia, severe mental problems along with alcoholism, autism, adhd, disabling anxiety.. Treat now. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drinking alcohol and liver damage?

Can you tell me about drinking alcohol and liver damage?

Alcohol causes liver: damage, when ingested in large amounts over a long period of time, and sometimes even after a single binge. Chronic damage to the liver usually occurs in people who are genetically predisposed to scarring caused by alcohol. Eventually, the scarring becomes so severe it distorts the liver architecture and function, and the person gets sick. Hep C makes alcohol damage worse, and vice-versa. ...Read more

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How long can it take to damage your liver/kidneys from drinking alcohol?

How long can it take to damage your liver/kidneys from drinking alcohol?

It depends: There are many factors involved, such as other stressors on these organs, your age, how often you drink and how much at a time. If you have a family history of alcoholism or other drug addiction, it becomes more likely that your drinking will at some point get our of control. In general, the heavier you drink, the more damage is done. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol while in cycle would cause more liver damage than normal?

Could drinking alcohol while in cycle would cause more liver damage than normal?

Don't know what you: mean by "in cycle?" - you mean during your period? First of all, liver damage from alcohol is NOT normal, and social drinking will not damage the liver in the overwhelming majority of people. I am aware of no evidence that alcohol is more toxic to the liver during any particular part of a woman's menstrual cycle. Safe drinking in women is ...Read more

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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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Besides not drinking alcohol or eating fatty foods, is there anything i can do to keep my liver nice and healthy!?

Besides not drinking alcohol or eating fatty foods, is there anything i can do to keep my liver nice and healthy!?

Stay healthy: fatty foods have no inherently damaging properties - but you yourself should stay as active and healthy and trim as possible. livers are pretty forgiving organs so 'everything in moderation' will go a long way. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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