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What kind of liver diseases are caused by alcohol?

Cirrhosis, hepatitis. Chronic, excessive alcohol use can cause acute alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic fatty liver disease and ultimately lead to cirrhosis of the liver. Liver cancer can occur as well once cirrhosis has developed. Read more...
Several kinds. In most people, it initially causes fatty liver, where there are large numbers of fat droplets in liver cells. This usually heals completely. In some people, if the exposure to alcohol continues to be heavy, inflammation (alcoholic hepatitis) then occurs. This usually also heals, but if repeated over and over, can lead to scarring (fibrosis), which if it becomes chronic and severe is cirrhosis. Read more...

What is another cause of liver disease apart from alcohol?

Liver Diseases. This is a good question. The common causes of liver disease are 1. Fatty infiltrates from obesity and excess sugars 2. Infection, most commonly with hepatitis b and c. 3. Toxic side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications (especially tylenol). Hope that helps. Read more...

What is the sequence of stages leading up to advanced liver disease caused by alcohol?

Progressive fibrosis. The liver becomes progressively more fibrotic and functions imperfectly. Fluid accumulates in the abdomen and other organs become affected in late stages, such as the lungs and kidneys. Early changes may be reversible with alcohol abstinence but once into late stages the changes are not reversible. Read more...

What are the causes of liver disease and are they affected by alcohol consumption?

Many. Some liver diseases are inherited, but most are caused by hepatitis virus, alcohol damage, or fatty liver disease that can progress to non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis. Alcohol consumption in the face of known liver disease would be a bad idea. Read more...
Too many to say. But, consumption of alcohol can increase your risks of liver related illness. Viral infections (hepatitis, cmv) as well as bacteria and parasites can cause liver damage. Poor nutrition can lead to problems as well. Patients can develop live failure if they have "shock" from any cause (blood, loss, infection, injury). Ethanol makes the liver more susceptible to damage. Read more...

My dad has liver disease caused by alcohol abuse, he gets better than worse, is this normal?

Yes. Unfortunately, unless he is followed by a gastroenterologist, he will have problems. This is usually associated with delirium, often caused by elevated ammonia levels. Make sure, also, that he is not drinking at all. Read more...

Can liver disease symptoms go away with alcohol?

No, alcohol. Will make your liver worse. Don't drink if you have liver disease already. Read more...

Can liver disease symptoms go away if you quit alcohol?

Absolutely. There comes a time when the effects of alcohol can become irreversible. The liver can regenerate over and over, allowing for healing after cessation. Read more...
Yes and no. If liver disease is caused by alcohol and damage is still reversible, yes. Sometimes, if cirrhosis is severe enough, nothing will reverse it, and only treatment is transplant. If liver disease is caused by viral hepatitis, fatty liver, or any other cause, probably not. Read more...