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How long does it take to get cirrhosis with 3 drinks a day alcohol?

How long does it take to get cirrhosis with 3 drinks a day alcohol?

Cant say: You may never develop cirrhosis; however, your question indicates a concern over an obviously heavy pattern of alcohol use. You need to stop drinking. (btw- its not helpful to count glasses of alcoholic drinks but to count ounces of alcohol used in order to determine the # of standard drinks). ...Read more

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Drinking fifth a day for tree weeks. I know its not advised but would withdrawl symptoms be severe after three weeks? History of cirrhosis and alcohol

Drinking fifth a day for tree weeks. I know its not advised but would withdrawl symptoms be severe after three weeks? History of cirrhosis and alcohol

Withdrawals: With a history of cirrhosis and that much recent alcohol ingestion, you are right in being worried that alcohol withdrawals could be difficult. It is obvious that you need to stop, of course. However, I would speak with your doctor ASAP about how to do that. Good for you for reaching out for help. Important for you to follow through now. ...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 many years of drinking alcohol does it typically take before cirrhosis occurs.?

Variable: It depends on the amount of alcohol intake, other disorders, e, g. hepatitis C or chronic hepatitis B, iron deposition, nutritional status of the person and genetic susceptibility. Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good. So rather than trying to titerate you intake, abstain entirely.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How do you prevent cirrhosis of the liver from alcohol if you just drink socially?

How do you prevent cirrhosis of the liver from alcohol if you just drink socially?

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

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Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis C is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us. ...Read more

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Husband had acute liver failure, septic a year ago has cirrhosis. And still drinking alcohol. What's the risk of acute failure again? How soon?

Husband had acute liver failure, septic a year ago has cirrhosis. And still drinking alcohol. What's the risk of acute failure again? How soon?

Very serious!: Cirrhosis is a very serious condition, whether acute or chronic. The danger of chronic cirrhosis is the liver will become "fatty" and will not function properly. The liver filters the blood of toxins and medications, as well as break down fats and proteins, and is also responsible for blood clotting. When someone with acute cirrhosis continues to drink alcohol, the liver will be destroyed. ...Read more

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Have cirrhosis, & drink alcohol. How high is bilirubin if eyes are yellow the last few days. Feel fine otherwise, no ascites. Acute failure?

Cirrhosis: You should abstain from alcohol completely to avoid worsening of cirrhosis. For jaundice to occur the bilirubin has to be at least 4. The presence of jaundice in a patient with cirrhosis is a poor sign as is ascites. You must take your condition very seriously. I trust you're under the care of a gastroenterologist or hepatologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get cirrhosis with alcohol?

How long does it take to get cirrhosis with alcohol?

Varies: Depends on duration, dose, binge or regular/daily intake sex, other health issues, other liver issues including fatty liver, infections like hepatitis. Women are more sensitive to adverse effects of alcohol, i.e. Worse effects at same dose (even at the same weight as a man). ...Read more

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Husband has liver fibrosis bridging cirrhosis but stopped drinking. Takes lactulose and stopped drinking three months ago. Will disesase get better?

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

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How much time does it take to get cirrhosis with alcohol?

It depends: Depends on the amount of alcohol, male vs female (females more sensitive to alcohol damage). it usually takes a few years. ...Read more

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How long can a person with cirrhosis live who still drinks alcohol daily, doesn't eat very much or some days doesn't eat at all.?

How long can a person with cirrhosis live who still drinks alcohol daily, doesn't eat very much or some days doesn't eat at all.?

Cannot say...: ...Conservative estimate would be weeks, but could continue on for years. We were designed with fragility and resiliency. Other medical issues, extent of cirrhosis (the yellow indicates severe) and compliance with treatment (even while drinking). Info provided suggests several days to few weeks. ...Read more

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How much drinking would it take to get cirrhosis and need a liver transplant?

How much drinking would it take to get cirrhosis and need a liver transplant?

Depends...: Upon a number of factors including one's individual metabolism of the ethanol, how much binging is done, and whether other causes of liver disease are present such as chronic hepatitis c. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cirrhosis to happen drinking with high ALT & ast? No hep c, 27yo male, drinking 7 years, all other numbers normal

How long does it take for cirrhosis to happen drinking with high ALT & ast? No hep c, 27yo male, drinking 7 years, all other numbers normal

Can happen quickly: Even at your young age, extensive alcohol consumption can sicken the liver to the point of cirrhosis even in a very short span of time (like 7 years). Moderation and potentially complete abstinence may be your only hope to prevent this serious condition. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is 3 years of heavy drinking long enough for a person to get cirrhosis? Also if the person was healthy before and no medical problems.

Is 3 years of heavy drinking long enough for a person to get cirrhosis? Also if the person was healthy before and no medical problems.

Seek help...: Heavy alcohol use is hard on the body and certainly affects the liver. Although cirrhosis is unlikely after just 3 years, that does not mean that you are not at risk for alcoholic hepatitis or causing damage to your body. Cirrhosis is the final stages of alcoholic liver disease. Get help now to change your life and you can make liver disease from alcohol something you don't have to worry about. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Am 70 yrs. I never drink alcohol. No medicines. No hepatitis b or c. Liver enzymes sgpt, sgot, alkalibe, gamma are normal. Can I have liver cirosis?

Am 70 yrs. I never drink alcohol. No medicines. No hepatitis b or c. Liver enzymes sgpt, sgot, alkalibe, gamma are normal. Can I have liver cirosis?

Yes but uncommon: It is still possible but unlikely. You could have had hepatitis in the past with liver injury and development of scarring. Genetic problem could also predispose one to cirrhosis. The normal liver values just means you are not having active liver injury at present but the scarring had already taken place. ...Read more

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How much alcohol a day (or percentage of alcohol) does it take to cause cirrhosis of the liver?

How much alcohol a day (or percentage of alcohol) does it take to cause cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: Only a small proportion, about 20% of chronic drinkers get cirrhosis. The amount of alcohol needed to start the process towards cirrhosis varies with the genetic makeup of the person and other issues, such as chronic viral hepatitis, state of nutrition etc. I would urge you to not take more than one drink a day. ...Read more