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Doctor insights on: How Much Alcohol Will Cause Liver Damage

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Liver (Definition)

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


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Please advise! how much alcohol use does it take to cause liver damage?

Please advise! how much alcohol use does it take to cause liver damage?

Any: All alcohol use actually can damage your liver. It depends on how healthy your liver is so it can detox the alcohol. However bingeing on large quantities at a time can overwhelm your natural capacities to process and is particularly harmful. Chronic use over time does the same. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol cause liver damage?

Could drinking alcohol cause liver damage?

Yes.: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with fatty liver, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and may contribute to the progression of fibrosis, leading to cirrhosis . ...Read more

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Might a routine hep b/c test show liver damage caused by alcohol?

Might a routine hep b/c test show liver damage caused by alcohol?

Abnormal liver tests: The routine liver function tests will not distinguish between hepatitis a viral infection and damage done by alcohol. ...Read more

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Does 300mg temazepam causes liver damage in a healthy individual that drinks alcohol very moderately?

Does 300mg temazepam causes liver damage in a healthy individual that drinks alcohol very moderately?

Unlikely: This is ten times the recommended dose and very ill advised. The risk of liver abnormalities at this level, however, is low. Any liver abnormalities would be more likely due to the moderate drinking than to a single overdose of temazepam. Fortunately this dose is not anywhere near the amount necessary to cause death, but when mixed with alcohol the amount needed to cause death can change hugely. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol while in cycle would cause more liver damage than normal?

Could drinking alcohol while in cycle would cause more liver damage than normal?

Don't know what you: mean by "in cycle?" - you mean during your period? First of all, liver damage from alcohol is NOT normal, and social drinking will not damage the liver in the overwhelming majority of people. I am aware of no evidence that alcohol is more toxic to the liver during any particular part of a woman's menstrual cycle. Safe drinking in women is ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol while taking buspar (buspirone) cause liver damage?

Will drinking alcohol while taking buspar (buspirone) cause liver damage?

No,but it may cause: side effcts such as depression,irregular heart beat to name as few. In short, alcohol should not be taken with buspar (buspirone). The side effects can be dangerous and land you in the Emergency Room. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could liver damage from overuse of alcohol cause water retention?

Please tell me, could liver damage from overuse of alcohol cause water retention?

Albumin: The liver produces Albumin, which is responsible for keeping the fluid in the blood supply and out of the extremities and abdomen. When there is enough liver damage, albumin production is decreased. Less albumin = more fluid everywhere else except the blood. ...Read more