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What quantity of alcohol usage is seen as being a risk to the liver?

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 more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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Can recover liver damaged by alcohol?

Depends, often yes: Alcohol harms the liver in stages, and until the very end stages (cirrhosis = scarring), the damage is reversible if one stops drinking. First is alcoholic hepatitis, which can show just on lab tests, or can cause right upper abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, bloating, jaundice (yellow skin), bruising/bleeding, and hormone changes. Quitting drinking at any stage will improve health & decrease risks. ...Read more

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Whats effect of alcohol on the liver?

Whats effect of alcohol on the liver?

It's a toxin: In large doses... It's relatively beneficial in small amounts. ...Read more

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How much alcohol can my liver withstand?

How much alcohol can my liver withstand?

Depends: On what disease you refer to. For cirrhosis, it takes usually heavy consumption for many years... Though some people may develop this faster. Other disease such as fatty liver or acute alcoholic hepatitis can develop in shorter time spans. ...Read more

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How long does it take alcohol to damage the liver?

How fast can you...: ... Drink the stuff? If you get blotto, your liver cells will leak enzymes into your bloodstream. Now, the good news is that your liver is a fantastic healer (grows back faster than hair.) generally, if you drink a six-pack of beer or less daily, you're unlikely to get cirrhosis, but drink a quart of whiskey daily and you may get hepatitis at any time or cirrhosis in a few years. ...Read more

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What is worse for the liver, alcohol or bad foods?

What is worse for the liver, alcohol or bad foods?

Alcohol: Consumed beyond moderation. Diet has little impact on your liver in spite of all the 'pop' claims. Less well-known is the risk of a sedentary lifestyle -- you must exercise or your liver will not function well and is likely to get fatty. ...Read more