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What Quantity Of Alcohol Usage Is Seen As Being A Risk To The Liver
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
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
My ex is daily drinker. He had borderline liver test where he was losing some of his liver usage. What test will show alcohol use chronic?
Drinking that: interferes w/work, marriage, relationships, etc. is a problem that needs to be managed. Some say "it's only beer" or "it's only on weeks ends." This clinical way of measuring drinking problems is more useful than ounces and type of drink. Peace and good health. The borderline liver function tests adds to the need to deal w/this. AA is a good start. ...Read more
How serious is a fatty liver with a lesion on it? Husband had this for almost 2 yrs now. Not being treated. he is a heavy smoker and no alcohol usage.
Hard to say: Hi. We really can't say. Fatty liver can be associated with cirrhosis, which increases liver cancer risk. The liver is a common site of metastases from elsewhere (e.g., lung cancer in a smoker). The liver lesion may be any number of benign conditions. I suggest he see a gastroenterologist. A needle core biopsy of the lesion may be indicated. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is taking etodolac twice a day and having moderate alcohol really put you at risk of liver issues what is the real scoop on this ?
Have fatty liver, gastro doc said can lead 2 Cirrhosis.Is there a cure 4 liver disease? What's Cirrhosis? Never consumed alcohol.Why am I @risk 4 cirh
Fatty liver risks: 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
Husband had acute liver failure, septic a year ago has cirrhosis .and still drinking alcohol. whats the risk of acute failure again? how soon?
Very serious!: Cirrhosis is a very serious condition, whether acute or chronic. The danger of chronic cirrhosis is the liver will become "fatty" and will not function properly. The liver filters the blood of toxins and medications, as well as break down fats and proteins, and is also responsible for blood clotting. When someone with acute cirrhosis continues to drink alcohol, the liver will be destroyed. ...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
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