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How Much Alcohol Is The Liver Capable Of Oxidizing Per Hour
About one drink/hour: The liver actually gets "revved up" the more you drink, and heavier drinkers can metabolize more alcohol, but the alcohol ultimately causes damage. Once that damage is severe, the liver can actually metabolize less alcohol. One drink per hour is about the rate we metabolize, if by one drink we mean a shot (1.5 oz) of 40 percent spirits, 12 oz 6% beer or 5 oz 10% wine. ...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
About half oz/hour: About half oz per hour.Get a more detailed answer ›
Half oz/hour: About half oz per hour.Get a more detailed answer ›
I drank 1 shot of alcohol then had two cups of water 1.5 hours ago. Just took a tylenol (acetaminophen). Will my liver fail and i die?
I just had a liver MRI with contrast because I have some nudules. I habe drink 2 lts of water, its been 5 hours. Can I drink alcohol?
Worries me that you: are being evaluated for liver nodules, something which alcohol can actually cause, and your first concern right after finishing the test is whether you can drink alcohol. Please talk fully with your doctor about your alcohol use - how many drinks, how often, for how long a time. If you have other kinds of liver problems, even if your drinking is not problematic, it isn't a good thing to add in. ...Read more
Depends.: This depends on many factors, including prior drinking history, genetic predisposition, and other medical illnesses. Regardless, Current recommendations say that anything more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men is probably not healthy on a routine basis. Moderation is key. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: Staying drunk for more than a few days puts you at risk for alcoholic hepatitis which has a fair chance of killing you. Thankfully it's fairly uncommon. Fifteen pint-years is usually required for cirrhosis, the really permanent injury (say 3 pints of whiskey / day for 5 years) but drink like this & you have a fair chance of losing control and/or damage your brain and/or do something you'll regret. ...Read more
How badly?: You can give yourself fatty liver over a single wild weekend. It'll heal right up soon after the hangover. For cirrhosis, the traditional wisdom is 15 pint/year of the hard stuff (say, 3 pints of whiskey a day for five years) to have any chance of cirrhosis. Alcoholic hepatitis usually follows going on a drunk sometimes after sobering up. Please use alcohol wisely if at all. ...Read more
Varies.: It's a very individual response. Some people seem to tolerate what can be considered unsafe levels for extended periods without much damage to their livers, while others don't tolerate even moderate amounts. It's a cumulative effect. The more you drink and for the longest period, the more likely to develop liver disease. Nutrition is important too. Poor nutrition makes it more likely to develop. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the person, food taken, daily medications, water intake and multitude of other factors. Don't try to test it. ...Read more
I take on lot of alcohol and seem to have intermittent dull pain of liver.L am horrible but need some help?
Join AA: You could benefit by joining aa before its too late. ...Read more
What to do if I have an enlarged liver, should I abstain from alcohol completely. I am in so much pain too?
Liver blood values got 50 u/l-gpt 84 u/l-ggt 118 u/l , big problem? Had much alcohol past 2 weeks, stopped 2 days before test
I'm happy for you: Congratulations on recognizing the problem. Your physician will probably ask to have these repeated in two weeks off alcohol. They will probably be normal. You have dodged a bullet. Your life will be far better without alcohol, and my hope is that the new friendships and activities that you find will be as richly rewarding as others who have had the same experience. ...Read more
Been drinking alcohol pretty much everydady for 10 months. what are my chances of having liver disease?
Depends, often yes: Alcohol harms the liver in stages, and until the very end stages (cirrhosis = scarring), the damage is reversible if one stops drinking. First is alcoholic hepatitis, which can show just on lab tests, or can cause right upper abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, bloating, jaundice (yellow skin), bruising/bleeding, and hormone changes. Quitting drinking at any stage will improve health & decrease risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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