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Doctor insights on: How The Liver Heals After Stop Drinking Alcohol

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If you were to stop drinking alcohol, can your liver repair itself?

If you were to stop drinking alcohol, can your liver repair itself?

Yes, but...: Only to a certain point...Since it appears that cirrhosis, once established is irreversible...Though progression can be halted. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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I have cystic fibrosis and have recently had elevated liver function levels. Should i stop drinking alcohol?

I have cystic fibrosis and have recently had elevated liver function levels. Should i stop drinking alcohol?

Cystic fibrosis: This condition can damage the pancreas as well as the liver and since alcohol may do the same it would be judicious not to drink alcohol. ...Read more

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How do you help someone to stop drinking alcohol?

How do you help someone to stop drinking alcohol?

Alcohol: Guide them to seek counseling, attend rehab program , & aa meetings. Also need to monitor by addiction specialist for withdrawal. ...Read more

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Are there any pills to help me stop drinking alcohol?

Are there any pills to help me stop drinking alcohol?

May improve odds: It's VERY unlikely that meds alone will succeed. Medication can help improve odds of success at working a comprehensive (and personalized) program to help understand and change drinking behavior. FDA-recognized meds for this are: disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone. Though not recognized by the FDA, topiramate seems useful for this as well. ...Read more

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I'm going to stop drinking alcohol is there any foods or drinks that will help me ?

I'm going to stop drinking alcohol is there any foods or drinks that will help me ?

Program: Many N.D.'s recommend a blend of amino acids. However, if you want to insure success, find a structured program that has a history of success, such as A.A. and follow their suggestions. ...Read more

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How long could anxiety last once you stop drinking alcohol?

Variable: There is not a simple answer for this question. Many people with alcoholism have been -using alcohol to self medicate anxiety, depression or other conditions. In that situation, detoxification will help rid the brain/body of toxins but will not resolve underlying mental health conditions. Anxiety symptoms may be more prominent as they are no longer being covered up by alcohol. ...Read more

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How long after you stop drinking alcohol can you begin campral?

How long after you stop drinking alcohol can you begin campral?

Campral : Can be started after stopping alcohol intake and it does not help with withdrawal symptoms while going through early detoxification. ...Read more

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What happens to the kidneys a day after you stop drinking alcohol?

What happens to the kidneys a day after you stop drinking alcohol?

Depends: Alcohol effects the liver more than the kidneys. Generally if one stays well hydrated there is no clinical effect on the kidneys. ...Read more

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How can you stop drinking alcohol?

Alcohol: Rehab programs & aa meetings, as well as deterrants prescribed by your doctor, such as Antabuse (disulfiram) or campral, and detox if warranted. Glad you seem sincere about quitting since you asked. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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