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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
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. 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
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?
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
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 more
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
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 more
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
I'm 36y/o male. Moderate cirrhosis from alcohol. Three years clean. Would intermittent fasting be ok? Trying to lose weight. 8 hrs on 16hrs fast
Yes: Although alcohol is the most common cause of cirrhosis, other causes are possible, even in someone who never drinks alcohol. The 2nd most common cause is hepatitis. It's important for someone with liver disease to be tested for hepatitis. Nash is another cause of cirrhosis. Here is a helpful article outlining all of this: http://consumer. Healthday. Com/encyclopedia/article. Asp? Aid=644390. ...Read more
Biopsy shows liver fibrois bridging cirrhosis. How long until progress to cirrhosis if drinking one shot of vodka every other day. Months or years?
What are you asking?: Please forgive my frankness. And listen to yourself. Are you trying to kill yourself? Or are you playing chicken with your liver? Surely you are not unable to live without vodka? If it fills some emotional need, there are other med that can give you a similar good feeling that won't make your awful disease speed up? With total sobriety your liver may heal. Dying from cirrhosis is horrible. ...Read more
Husband with mild cirrhosis drinks a ton of alcohol and has slightly jaundice eyes for a few weeks. If its a bilary obstruction is that bad?
Alcohol caused husbands liver fibrosis. Ammonia levels are slightly elevated and he takes lactulose. Does fibrosis cause this when it's not cirrhosis?
Increased ammonia: By the time someone with alcoholic liver disease develops hepatic encephalopathy, cirrhosis of the liver is usually present. If the elevation is only slight and he is asymptomatic, it is possible to have fibrosis without cirrhosis, but he is certainly on his way to it. It is very important not to drink anymore alcohol at all. He also should not drive. He should follow up closely with his doctor. ...Read more
Not universal: Not all patients who drink heavily develop alcoholic liver disease. However, the doctor can undoubtedly warn the patient who already has any form of alcoholic liver disease that continued alcohol use virtually guarantees that the disease will persist and likely worsen. Although many variables come into play, I believe a rough estimate of a chronic, heavy drinker getting cirrhosis is 30-40%. ...Read more
No: Am aware of no known association. Unless you are putting rum into the coke, that is........ ...Read more
Varies by person: It depends on genetic susceptibility, nutritional status, other diseases. I have a good idea. Let's not find out. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, if you drink a lot on weekends. "binge drinkers" can get cirrhosis. ...Read more
Biopsy says chickenwire fibrosis bridging cirrhosis. Assuming stage 3 fibrosis does this turn into cirrhosis if husband stops drinking? If so how long
Cirrhosis: Liver cirrhosis does not revert back even he stops drinking now. ...Read more
Is it possible I have cirrhosis? I'm 18 binge drank for 3 years, I used to get tenderness in liver area after drinking, I've quit now.
My aunt has cirrhosis of the liver and is in her final stange, but she continues to drink vodka, how can I help her? How much longer will she live?
Not long: On the outside - under a year and I believe that is for people who have stopped drinking. It may be very painful too and there is simply nothing I can find to say that is hopeful. Hospice is the thought I have and their experience with palliative care will be a big help to make the last months as good as possible. If you can, try to enjoy your time together and let a pro deal w/ the hard stuff. ...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?
Long history of very heavy drinking. Ultrasound 16 Mnth ago showed fatty liver all else norm. Been abstinent 5 months. Is cirrhosis unlikely? Thanks.
Yes, unlikely: An ultrasound can generally distinguish between fatty liver and the presence of denser tissue, like fibrosis and scarring (which are found in cirrhosis). If you stopped drinking, it should return to normal, and congratulations! Your doctor can follow up, generally with blood tests (or maybe another ultrasound) to determine whether things have gotten back to normal. Keep staying away from alcohol ...Read more
My father has liver cirrhosis, 2 tumors on his liver, hepatitis c-chronic, and beginning liver failure. How long does he have if he keeps drinking?
Cannot say but: His continuation of his drinking will continue to shorten the time he has remaining....especially 'quality' time. ...Read more
Can you have liver cirrosis if sgpt, sgot, gamma GT and alkaline are normal. No alcohol drinking, no hepatitis b or c? Do cirosis cause macrocanemia?
Yes: In fact, alcoholics who sober up may still be dying of cirrhosis with normal transaminases. You've got a right to know what's going on with your liver, and if you do not trust your personal physician, consider a specialist consult. ...Read more
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