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After alcoholic fatty liver reverses, is drinking actually dangerous? I don't see myself never having beers with the guys or wine with my wife.

After alcoholic fatty liver reverses, is drinking actually dangerous? I don't see myself never having beers with the guys or wine with my wife.

Potentially yes: Drinking leads to fatty liver, which is reversible once you stop drinking, if there is no scarring already. For you to know if there is scarring in the liver you would need a liver biopsy. Alcoholic fatty liver can then turn into cirrhosis, which is non-reversible. You can probably get away with a drink every now and then, but nothing on a daily / regular basis. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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I was diagnosed with fatty liver. Is drinking non-alcoholic beer now okay?

I was diagnosed with fatty liver. Is drinking non-alcoholic beer now okay?

Calories !: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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Health studies suggest men drink 1-2 glasses of wine a day. I drink 1.5 (split the difference). Can this habit increase risk of fatty liver?

Health studies suggest men drink 1-2 glasses of wine a day.  I drink 1.5 (split the difference). Can this habit increase risk of fatty liver?

Not per se: Hi. The amount you drink is good for you (and sure makes for a nice dinner with your partner!). It will not put you at risk for fatty liver in the absence of comorbid conditions like type 2 diabetes, or bad genes. To your good health, cheers! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have alcoholic fatty liver at age of 19, drinking since 2 years large amounts (4 liters of beer/0.3-0.5l of vodka) once a week?

Is it possible to have alcoholic fatty liver at age of 19, drinking since 2 years large amounts (4 liters of beer/0.3-0.5l of vodka) once a week?

Watch for cirrhosis: Alcoholic hepatitis would be more the concern. Your liver is an amazing organ in that it has the ability to regenerate. However, organs have finite reserves and once you have cirrhosis, there are too many complications to mention. Seek help such as aa or tell a friend. Otherwise life will be short and full of medical complications at a young age. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink 2 glasses of wine/wk if you have fatty liver? Don't know how serious mine is, but docs don't think I need biopsy b/c normal levels

Is it ok to drink 2 glasses of wine/wk if you have fatty liver? Don't know how serious mine is, but docs don't think I need biopsy b/c normal levels

You could ask this: question to 10 different doctors and probably get at least 5 different answers. There would be no scientific study done that measures the effects of 2 glasses of wine per week vs. none. The point is to avoid liver toxins; alcohol is a common one. Two glasses a week isn't very much. One camp would say why do it if there is a chance it could hurt, even a little. Others, that much likely won't matter ...Read more

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Drink 8 ounces (1.5 glasses) of red wine daily for health benefits per medical studies. Can the long-term effects of this cause fatty liver?

Perhaps: depends on individual and other factors. 8 ounces daily is somewhat "generous" re: health benefits of wine. ...Read more

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Lupus, fibro, gastroparesis, non alcholic fatty liver, diverticulosus/itis don't normally drink but I drank alot the other night and really sick since?

Lupus, fibro, gastroparesis, non alcholic fatty liver, diverticulosus/itis don't normally drink but I drank alot the other night and really sick since?

Need exam,blood test: I would suggest you have an exam, and perhaps a blood test of the liver enzymes to see if the liver is inflamed. Sometimes lupus can affect the pancreas as well, and this plus alcohol together would mean the pancreas blood test should be checked too. A good examination is important, and if you are having fever, dark urine, chalk colored stools or severe abdominal pain make sure you are seen soon. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Fatty Liver (Definition)

Some fat in the liver is normal. But if fat makes up more than 5%-10% of the weight of your liver, you may have alcoholic or nonalcoholic liver disease. In some cases, these diseases can ...Read more