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Can there be complications with hepatitis a if I am an alcoholic?
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Yes, if you drink
Hepatitis a is generally a self-limited illness, but if you are injuring an already injured liver with alcohol, you may make it worse.
A small percentage of cases can develop liver failure, and use of large amounts of alcohol on top of your illness might make this more likely to happen. Get help for your drinking, and abstain at least during your acute illness. Talk to your doctor or a counselor.

In brief: Yes, if you drink
Hepatitis a is generally a self-limited illness, but if you are injuring an already injured liver with alcohol, you may make it worse.
A small percentage of cases can develop liver failure, and use of large amounts of alcohol on top of your illness might make this more likely to happen. Get help for your drinking, and abstain at least during your acute illness. Talk to your doctor or a counselor.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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In brief: Sure.
Both kill liver cells - piling one on top of the other sounds like a recipe for disaster.

In brief: Sure.
Both kill liver cells - piling one on top of the other sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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