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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
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
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
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
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
Husband had acute liver failure, septic a year ago has cirrhosis .and still drinking alcohol. whats 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have alcohol cirrhosis when i eat n drink causes bad pain under my left n right rib cages n my stomach is painful to the touch. All I do is cry?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Husband on dialysis, has mild cirrhosis from Atn. What will happen if he drinks alcohol daily with kidney failure? abour pint a day.
It is likely that: he will shorten his life through further damage to his liver as well as interfering with the metabolism of medications he is probably being given for his condition. ...Read more
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