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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take To Get Cirrhosis With Alcohol

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

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.
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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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Can someone get cirrhosis of the liver if they have never had any alcohol in their life?

Can someone get cirrhosis of the liver if they have never had any alcohol in their life?

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

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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

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How many years of drinking alcohol does it typically take before cirrhosis occurs. ?

How many years of drinking alcohol does it typically take before cirrhosis
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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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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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Alcohol caused husbands liver fibrosis. ammonia levels are slightly elevated and he takes lactulose. does fibrosis cause this when it's not cirrhosis?

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