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How Quickly Does The Liver Oxidize Alcohol
About half oz/hour: About half oz per hour.Get a more detailed 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
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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
Hepatitis: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with hepatosteatosis, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and may contribute to the progression of fibrosis, leading to cirrhosis . Mild cases are self-limiting, but severe cases have a high risk of death, and need to be followed closely by liver specialist. ...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.: 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
Depends: Liver damage is rarely seen with 1-2 drinks per day (14/week), and goes up significantly with higher amounts. There are genetic predispositions to alcohol-induced cirrhosis, and people with hepatitis c are far more sensitive to alcohol, and should not drink at all. Alcohol damages far more than the liver, and again people differ in their sensitivities to these damages. Talk to md if concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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