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Are there any other treatments for alcoholic liver failure other than a transplant?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes

In severe alcoholic hepatitis, steroids (usually methyprednisolone or medrol) may help reverse some of the inflammation and allow the liver to heal.
First and foremost, there must be absolutely no alcohol ever! other treatments, like beta blockers to prevent bleeding, vitamins (esp. Thiamine, Folic Acid and other b vitamins), good nutrition is essential. Other symptoms can be treated as well.

In brief: Yes

In severe alcoholic hepatitis, steroids (usually methyprednisolone or medrol) may help reverse some of the inflammation and allow the liver to heal.
First and foremost, there must be absolutely no alcohol ever! other treatments, like beta blockers to prevent bleeding, vitamins (esp. Thiamine, Folic Acid and other b vitamins), good nutrition is essential. Other symptoms can be treated as well.
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