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My dad has alcoholic cirrhosis. He received a dual transplant less then a yr ago. He drinks more now. He won't admit he has a problem any advice pleas?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: What ashame

Your dad was given a second chance.
There are fewer liver transplant donors than there are potential recipients. What ashame if he is indeed not caring for his new liver by drinking alcohol heavily--a liver that could have been lifesaving for someone who might have better cared for it. Express to him your concern, ask to accompany him to his liver clinic, & get his permission to recruit their help.

In brief: What ashame

Your dad was given a second chance.
There are fewer liver transplant donors than there are potential recipients. What ashame if he is indeed not caring for his new liver by drinking alcohol heavily--a liver that could have been lifesaving for someone who might have better cared for it. Express to him your concern, ask to accompany him to his liver clinic, & get his permission to recruit their help.
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Dr. Kristel Hunt
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: Recidivism

so sad to hear this.
does his transplant center know?? there are excellent support programs available, from inpatient detox to psychiatry to various support groups. but he obviously needs to recognize he has a problem... a transplanted liver is exquisitely sensitive to alcohol, this is a real problem (as you seem to well know). make sure his hepatologist is aware of his drinking.

In brief: Recidivism

so sad to hear this.
does his transplant center know?? there are excellent support programs available, from inpatient detox to psychiatry to various support groups. but he obviously needs to recognize he has a problem... a transplanted liver is exquisitely sensitive to alcohol, this is a real problem (as you seem to well know). make sure his hepatologist is aware of his drinking.
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