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Doctor insights on: Is There A Common Liver Disease As A Result Of Alcoholism

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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Is chronic liver disease usually caused by alcoholism and poor diet?

Is chronic liver disease usually caused by alcoholism and poor diet?

Liver disease: There are many causes of liver disease; alcohol is just one of them. Infectious agents for example, can cause problems such as hepatitis a, b, and or c. A chronically fat liver can also cause problems for the patient long-term. ...Read more

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What are some common liver diseases?

What are some common liver diseases?

Many: Its a long list we can break it down into certain categories 1: toxic (alcohol) 2: infectious ( hepatitis ) 3: immune mediated ( primary biliary cirrhosis) 4: cancers there's many more. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of liver disease?

What are common symptoms of liver disease?

Nothing to a lot: Acute liver disease: no symptoms or: flu-like sx, fatigue, nausea, distaste for cigarettes and meat, dark urine, light stool, jaundice, joint aches, loss of appetite, mental change weight loss, and others. Chronic: no symptoms, the above, also abdominal swelling, lose libido, lose pubic hair, red palms, tremor, jaundice, weight loss, blood vessel changes on skin, mental changes, men get breasts. ...Read more

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Which liver diseases are the most common in the us?

Which liver diseases are the most common in the us?

Depends: On type. Most commonly liver is injured by medications. Infectious wise, hepatitis. Toxic wise, alcohol. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver disease affect home pregnancy tests results?

Can fatty liver disease affect home pregnancy tests results?

Fatty liver: Fatty liver does not affect he pregnancy test results. Fatty liver is. Radiologic diagnosis seen on ct scan or sonogram. It does not affect lab values on less it progresses to cirrhosis but that is rare and takes a long time ...Read more

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Do normal lab results for 2 years in a former heavy drinker indicate no advanced liver disease. I never had abnormal results, even when drinking.

Do normal lab results for 2 years in a former heavy drinker indicate no advanced liver disease.  I never had abnormal results, even when drinking.

No!: Normal blood tests while drinking heavily or even after you stop drinking heavily does NOT indicate you have a normal liver or are even healthy. You may have suffered permanent liver damage from the heavy drinking. The following tests may reveal liver damage: liver ultrasound, FibroSure blood test, and/or liver biopsy. Get healthy by: avoid alcohol, eat right, exercise, and lose weight. ...Read more

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What is parenchymatous liver disease? How common is this?

Most of them: The hepatitis family, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency, and most drug allergy all hit the liver parenchyma. Gallstones, tumors, and a few others are non-parenchymatous. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can having liver disease affect your blood results you get back from hep c?

Can having liver disease affect your blood results you get back from hep c?

Yes.: First have to apologize, i hit the wrong 'button' on question about donating your liver if have hep c: no. As for current question, if you've recovered from the acute phase hep c, all the liver function studies often come back to normal, though may persist in elevated state. Your body will develop hep c antibodies, but at any time in the future, it could become active or lead to other liver probs. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver diseases include genetic problems such as Wilson's disease, infection, inflammation, and cancer. The liver carries out many functions in our body including metabolizing drugs and ...Read more