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How Can A Person Have Cirrhosis Of The Liver If He Is Not A Drinker Or Drug User
Most aren't!: There are a number of causes of cirrhosis including: too much fat in the liver (a.K.A. Nash), viruses that were not necessarily contracted by using drugs (hepatitis b/c, others), metabolic diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), autoimmune processes (autoimmune hepatitis, pbc, psc) and medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How common is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the general population and how often does it develop into cirrhosis in the non drinker?
NAFLD: Fairly common. Unlikely to result in cirrhosis without additional injury. ...Read more
Yes if you drink alc: Usually alcoholism and alcoholic liver disease causes chronic damage to the liver that can lead to cirrhosis. If you drink alcohol a couple times per week, you as well as other people are at risk for developing cirrhosis. You have a higher risk because alcoholism runs in families. If you don't drink alcohol, you won't be at risk for cirrhosis from alcohol. ...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?
Can anything else mimic hepatic encephalopathy? liver tests came back with no cirrhosis? former drinker, quit a month ago
Diagnosed with fatty liver on ultrasound while heavy drinker, blood work great at time and continues to be! could this be cirrhosis?
I've a binge drinker for 20 yrs. Bloodwork showed normal counts except AST was elevated at 58 and ultrasound showed mild fatty liver. Cirrhosis?
Can cirrhosis itch be treated without addictive drugs so one can sleep at night? I can't tolerate these drugs, affects my liver enzymes also
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