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Will Mcv Return To Normal Stop Drinking
See below: Excessive alcohol intake can cause liver disease which can cause macrocytic anemia. Also people people who drink lots of alcohol could have nutrient and vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin b 12 and folic acid, and deficiencies from these can also cause macrocytic anemia. It's okay to have a drink now and then though.See 1 more doctor answer
How long after you stop drinking do liver enzymes go down and altered blood protiens return to normal?
Depends on severity: ... and other co-morbid factors that may affect your liver disease. The pattern of blood tests you describe sounds like your best advice is to stop drinking all together & for good (particularly if liver disease is advanced or has progressed to cirrhosis). Please consider the long-term consequences of heavy alcohol intake (and not just on the liver), even if only binge drinking.
Liver is a remarkabl: Liver is remarkable organ and does regenerate and recover from many insults and does so fairly quickly at least if it is not damaged severely already. Acute hepatitis is usually reversible but chronic hepatitis is not fully reversible. Liver starts getting better within a few weeks after stopping alcohol use and can recover fully in 2 months to 6 months.
How long will the enzymes in your liver remain elevated after you stop drinking? How long before a blood test will be normal?
Varies: Based on how long you have been drinking, the quantity of alcohol ingested and past medical history.
If you suffer from alcoholic hepatitis and stop drinking will the liver ever fully recover back to normal from this? And if so how long?
Alcoholic hepatitis: The liver is a very hardy organ. Having alcoholic hepatitis means the alcohol was causing some damage to the liver cells. If you stop drinking alcohol this should recover fully. However repeated drinking over time can lead to more permanent damage to the liver resulting in cirrhosis. This damage is not reversible. It is difficult to determine the extent of damage with blood work for this.See 1 more doctor answer
Hi. The colour of my stools are often pale coloured or slightly clay in colour. I am a drinker. Will they go back to normal if I stop drinking?
My (ggt is 81), sgot 28, sgpt 31. .. I drink alchol daily. .. Will this get normal if I stop drinking? Any other tests required?
How much: A very famous medieval french physician paracelsus said: all remedies are poisons; the difference between a remedy and a poison is the dose. Someone who drinks one drink per day is drinking daily, as is someone who is drinking a liter and a half of vodka per day. Which one are you closer to? If it is the former (12-15 grams etoh) np or the latter (200 grams/d). If the latter, get help and stop.
I have kidney pain when I drink coffee. I'll stop drinking it but do you think it will give me kidney stones, and is this normal?
Unclear.: "Kidney pain" is rare and usually only accompanies significant illness, like infection or stones. It is not clear that your coffee is causing pain in your kidneys, and coffee is not well related to flank pain in general. Kidney stones have both genetic and dietary predispositions; they are rare in people your age. Please see a doctor to determine the true cause of your flank pain and discuss.
Get expert help: Excess drinking is a major health problem and requires expert diagnosis and treatment. One can join an offshot of aa called alanon for friends and relatives of problem drinkers to find out how to help the problem drinker.See 2 more doctor answers
Counseling: Find a counselor that specializes in addictions. See an addiction specialist, medications may be helpful with other support but not magic by themselves. Aa is not the only way to get sober, with that said it is an amazing program that has changed many peoples lives, and most of them did not want to go either in the beginning. Seek some type of healthy support from others. Be willing.See 1 more doctor answer
First: Be aware that you can't make him stop drinking. Second - let him know that you care & spell out your specific concerns. Third- go to al anon meetings to learn to cope with & handle caring about someone with a substance abuse problem. Fourth- you can encourage (but not push) him to attend an alcoholics anonymous meeting (if he has a drinking problem).
Just don't drink it!: Tapering off soda is probably the best way to do it: try mixing in other beverages that aren't carbonated. If, for example, you drink 5 cans of soda a day, start by cutting down to 4 a day for a week, then 3, and so on. Make it a point to drink water or any other type of healthy drink and increase those as you decrease your soda. Maybe you'll end up liking something else better that's healthy!See 3 more doctor answers
Yes...: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking diet soda & soda containing sugar. Water is best.See 2 more doctor answers
We don't have: The power to control someone else's behavior. I would tell him that you care, express your concern, Ask him to see his doctor. Offer to take him to AA.
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