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Can there be complications with hepatitis C if I am an alcoholic?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Hepatitis c and alcohol are a bad mix.
Both cause liver inflammation which can lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis and ultimately liver cancer.

In brief: Yes

Hepatitis c and alcohol are a bad mix.
Both cause liver inflammation which can lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis and ultimately liver cancer.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Pierre Semrani
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

The hepatitis virus causes liver inflammation; adding alcohol consumption over it would cause a compounding of the damage, causing an earlier failure of the functions of the liver; that would get real serious!.
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In brief: Yes

The hepatitis virus causes liver inflammation; adding alcohol consumption over it would cause a compounding of the damage, causing an earlier failure of the functions of the liver; that would get real serious!.
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Dr. Pierre Semrani
Dr. Pierre Semrani
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Dr. Theodore Cole
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Both of these stress the liver and can damage it over time.
Combining the two just puts a lot more stress on the liver, making it more likely that damage will occur, and in a shorter time frame.

In brief: Yes

Both of these stress the liver and can damage it over time.
Combining the two just puts a lot more stress on the liver, making it more likely that damage will occur, and in a shorter time frame.
Dr. Theodore Cole
Dr. Theodore Cole
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. Chronic hepatitis c and alcoholism is a recipe for disaster. You're taxing a liver that's already preoccupied dealing with a viral infestation.
Do yourself a favor--don't drink alcohol, and restrict your Acetaminophen usage.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. Chronic hepatitis c and alcoholism is a recipe for disaster. You're taxing a liver that's already preoccupied dealing with a viral infestation.
Do yourself a favor--don't drink alcohol, and restrict your Acetaminophen usage.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: Yes

Patients with hepatitis c who drink alcohol are more likely to develop liver cirrhosis and liver cancer and at a younger age.
Abstinence is encouraged.

In brief: Yes

Patients with hepatitis c who drink alcohol are more likely to develop liver cirrhosis and liver cancer and at a younger age.
Abstinence is encouraged.
Dr. Lance Stein
Dr. Lance Stein
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