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What kind of liver diseases are caused by alcohol?

What kind of liver diseases are caused by alcohol?

Cirrhosis, hepatitis: Chronic, excessive alcohol use can cause acute alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic fatty liver disease and ultimately lead to cirrhosis of the liver. Liver cancer can occur as well once cirrhosis has developed. ...Read more

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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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What are the causes of liver disease and are they affected by alcohol consumption?

What are the causes of liver disease and are they affected by alcohol consumption?

Too many to say: But, consumption of alcohol can increase your risks of liver related illness. Viral infections (hepatitis, cmv) as well as bacteria and parasites can cause liver damage. Poor nutrition can lead to problems as well. Patients can develop live failure if they have "shock" from any cause (blood, loss, infection, injury). Ethanol makes the liver more susceptible to damage. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of liver damage caused by rezulin?

What are common symptoms of liver damage caused by rezulin?

Nothing specifc: Drug induced liver injury from Rezulin would appear similar to injury from other drugs and it would include abnormal liver tests and possibly jaundice. ...Read more

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What are the signs of liver damage caused by HIV medication?

What are the signs of liver damage caused by HIV medication?

LFT's: Elevated liver function tests (alt, ast and ggt). Just because medications are started that are cleared through the liver (protease inhibitors)'doesn't necessarily mean there will be dysfunction. Is important to try and minimize all meds that get cleared through the liver (statins for example if possible). Avoiding alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) is very important. ...Read more

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What kind of urinary problems are caused by Lyme disease?

What kind of urinary problems are caused by Lyme disease?

See below: The lyme spirochete can infect the bladder and cause frequent urination, pain on urination, even blood and protein in the urine. The typical urinalysis may show blood or protein in the urine and the culture will not grow out the spirochete infection. ...Read more

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What diseases are caused by the deficiency of fats?

What diseases are caused by the deficiency of fats?

Weight loss: Weight loss, because fats have more calories/gram than any other food. There are some fat soluble vitamins like d that you might become deficient in, but it is very unlikely since you can't totally eliminate the fat from your diet no matter how hard you try -- and by the way, why are you doing it in the first place? Excess carbohydrate/protein (other two options) is not good either. ...Read more

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What are some of the conditions treated by Alcohol abuse?

What are some of the conditions treated by Alcohol abuse?

Unclear question: Alcohol abuse does not treat any conditions. Alcohol abuse may cause a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more

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What are causes of encephalopathy in liver diseases?

Ammonia: Ammonia is the waste product that is normally utilized by a healthy liver. When the liver is sick, it will not process ammonia and it will poison the brain. ...Read more

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What are common causes of cirrhosis and liver damage?

What are common causes of cirrhosis and liver damage?

Many causes: The top 2 causes are viral (hepatitis C) or alcohol related,. Other causes include, metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. Please see a liver doctor who can test you for the different causes and manage your symptoms. Fatty liver disease is becoming more prevalent and can lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are diseases caused by shortage or excessive of lipids?

Could you tell me what are diseases caused by shortage or excessive of lipids?

Age dependent: Children need lipids for brain development. There are no adult lipid deficiency diseases. Vitmins a, e, d and k are fat soluble - prolonged diets with no fat (like all water diets) can cause vitamin deficiencies. Excess fats can lead to pancreatitis and premature or accelerated arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of brain damage caused by alcohol abuse?

What are the most common symptoms of brain damage caused by alcohol abuse?

Many symptoms:: Memory problems, anxiety, depression, visual changes, irritability, cravings, delusions, hallucinations, and loss of balance and control. Do not wait until these symptoms develop. Stop drinking alcohol now. See your physician to get help. ...Read more

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What are the liver diseases related to alcohol abuse?

Several: It could be an acute inflammation ("alcoholic hepatitis") to more chronic and serious conditions such as alcoholic cirrhosis and hepatocarcinoma (liver cancer). ...Read more

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What are the different types of cholestatic liver disease?

What are the different types of cholestatic liver disease?

Cholestasis: Huge number. Anything that can cause disruption of hepatic injury. See a board certified hepatologist. These are often treatable. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cirrhosis of the liver besides alcohol abuse?

What are the causes of cirrhosis of the liver besides alcohol abuse?

See below: Infection with hepatitis b and/or c and non-alcoholic fatty liver associated with obesity are other common causes. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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What are examples of diseases caused by bacteria?

What are examples of diseases caused by bacteria?

Here are all of: the bacterial diseases that you could ever want to know about: http://www.health.ri.gov/diseases/infectious/ ...Read more

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What are eye diseases caused by lack of vitamins?

What are eye diseases caused by lack of vitamins?

Extreme Dryness: Complete lack of vitamin a will cause the surface of the eye to dry out. However, eating one carrot a year will prevent this. ...Read more

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What are diseases caused by aftereffects of tsunamis?

What are diseases caused by aftereffects of tsunamis?

Depends on: location of tsunami. Per World Health Organization these diseases have resulted after major tsunamis: Yellow fever, diarrhea, Cholera, Typhoid fever, Dysentery, hepatitis, viral fever, malaria, dengue & measles . ...Read more

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What are the signs of a damaged liver from alcohol?

What are the signs of a damaged liver from alcohol?

Many...: There are many manifestations of liver disease. They include skin findings of jaundice, red "spiders" skin spots, red palms, bruising; lab abnormalities e.g. Elevated lfts, low platelets, low albumin, elevated inr; and abnormal imaging of the liver with us, ct or mri. See your doctor if you are concerned. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of liver diseases are caused by alcohol?

Cirrhosis, hepatitis: Chronic, excessive alcohol use can cause acute alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic fatty liver disease and ultimately lead to cirrhosis of the liver. Liver cancer can occur as well once cirrhosis has developed. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with nafld at the age of 17. He is soon to be 21 and wants to know if alcohol can be consumed. Liver diseases ?

My son was diagnosed with nafld at the age of 17.  He is soon to be 21 and wants to know if alcohol can be consumed.    Liver diseases        ?

NAFL: Alcohol is to be avoided with nafl. Diet & exercise, weight loss (if appropriate) are recommended. Use of vitamin E somewhat controversial but may be considered .Nafl has good prognosis in period up to 10 years. Alcohol can modify that. Patient should be under doctor's care for monitoring purposes. ...Read more

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What are the liver diseases related to alcohol abuse?

Several: It could be an acute inflammation ("alcoholic hepatitis") to more chronic and serious conditions such as alcoholic cirrhosis and hepatocarcinoma (liver cancer). ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Yes: Chronic or excessive alcohol use is a major cause of liver disease worldwide. ...Read more

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What is another cause of liver disease apart from alcohol?

Liver Diseases: This is a good question. The common causes of liver disease are 1. Fatty infiltrates from obesity and excess sugars 2. Infection, most commonly with hepatitis b and c. 3. Toxic side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications (especially tylenol). Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is the sequence of stages leading up to advanced liver disease caused by alcohol?

What is the sequence of stages leading up to advanced liver disease caused by alcohol?

Progressive fibrosis: The liver becomes progressively more fibrotic and functions imperfectly. Fluid accumulates in the abdomen and other organs become affected in late stages, such as the lungs and kidneys. Early changes may be reversible with alcohol abstinence but once into late stages the changes are not reversible. ...Read more

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Please advise! how much alcohol does it take to cause fatty liver disease?

Fatty liver disease: The most common cause of fatty liver disease is being overweight. Excess glucose is stored as glycogen primarily in the liver. Etoh can contribute to fatty liver due to the excess carbohydrates being consumed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of liver disease and are they affected by alcohol consumption?

Too many to say: But, consumption of alcohol can increase your risks of liver related illness. Viral infections (hepatitis, cmv) as well as bacteria and parasites can cause liver damage. Poor nutrition can lead to problems as well. Patients can develop live failure if they have "shock" from any cause (blood, loss, infection, injury). Ethanol makes the liver more susceptible to damage. ...Read more

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My dad has liver disease caused by alcohol abuse, he gets better than worse, is this normal?

Yes: Unfortunately, unless he is followed by a gastroenterologist, he will have problems. This is usually associated with delirium, often caused by elevated ammonia levels. Make sure, also, that he is not drinking at all. ...Read more

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What can I do if my dad has liver disease caused by alcohol abuse, he gets better then worse is this normal?

What can I do if my dad has liver disease caused by alcohol abuse, he gets better then worse is this normal?

Normal for liver dis: Normal for liver disease, dependent upon severity and compliance with treatment/prevention advice. ...Read more

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Can liver disease symptoms go away with alcohol?

No, alcohol: Will make your liver worse. Don't drink if you have liver disease already. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between alcohol and liver disease?

What is the relationship between alcohol and liver disease?

It's one cause of it: 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 more

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Can liver disease symptoms go away if you quit alcohol?

Yes and no: If liver disease is caused by alcohol and damage is still reversible, yes. Sometimes, if cirrhosis is severe enough, nothing will reverse it, and only treatment is transplant. If liver disease is caused by viral hepatitis, fatty liver, or any other cause, probably not. ...Read more

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Been drinking alcohol pretty much everydady for 10 months. what are my chances of having liver disease?

Been drinking alcohol pretty much everydady for 10 months. what are my chances of having liver disease?

You have a very: good chance.Alcohol is a liver toxin.Try a little moderation ( no more than 1-2 drinks/day after a period of abstinence and liver recovery).Best of luck. ...Read more

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How long after heavy alcohol drinking can they get liver disease and what are warning signs?

How long after heavy alcohol drinking can they get liver disease and what are warning signs?

Depends on: How much alcohol per year and what other damage the liver has sustained. First sign is abnormal liver function tests in blood. By the time you get symptoms, liver damage would be advance. If you suspect you have liver damage, get a blood test at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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How much alcohol abuse does it take for the onset of liver disease?

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How much alcohol abuse does it take for the onset of liver disease?

Alcohol consequences: Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot withut results till late. But mental consequences are disastrous to self and family and to all your loved ones. It is deadly inherited and younger generations suffer much more than the first gen, from schizophrenia and severe mental problems along with alcoholism. Autism also is a result on kids, adhd, disabling anxiety.. Treat now. ...Read more

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Please advise! how much alcohol abuse does it take for the onset of liver disease or symptoms of?

Depends on: Your ability to detoxify alcohol. Certain people have inefficient enzymes and can get liver damage and GI cancers with even small amounts of alcohol, while others seem to be spared. Moderation, especially with alcohol, is important. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased ...Read more