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How does alcoholism affect my liver?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Many ways

And none good. It interferes with effective functioning and detoxification of body wastes and can lead to cirrhosis.

In brief: Many ways

And none good. It interferes with effective functioning and detoxification of body wastes and can lead to cirrhosis.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: It Depends

Some folks, for various reasons are able to drink alcohol without creating liver damage.
Others, have livers more easily affected by the toxic properties of alcohol. Alcohol not only can cause cirrhosis, but is also associated with liver cancer. Long term and excessive alcohol abuse causes the liver to scar inside with blood backing up leading to portal hypertension, which is very serious.

In brief: It Depends

Some folks, for various reasons are able to drink alcohol without creating liver damage.
Others, have livers more easily affected by the toxic properties of alcohol. Alcohol not only can cause cirrhosis, but is also associated with liver cancer. Long term and excessive alcohol abuse causes the liver to scar inside with blood backing up leading to portal hypertension, which is very serious.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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