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Is there a common liver disease as a result of alcoholism?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Cirrhosis.

In brief: Yes
Cirrhosis.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It's called cirrhosis.
Alcoholism can have adverse effects on every major organ system, except the kidneys. Alcoholism will adversely effect the skin, the brain, the heart and especially the liver. Those with alcoholic liver disease also have an increased risk for developing liver cancer.

In brief: Yes
It's called cirrhosis.
Alcoholism can have adverse effects on every major organ system, except the kidneys. Alcoholism will adversely effect the skin, the brain, the heart and especially the liver. Those with alcoholic liver disease also have an increased risk for developing liver cancer.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Alcohol/liver
Toxic hepatitis that progresses to liver failure or cirrhosis.

In brief: Alcohol/liver
Toxic hepatitis that progresses to liver failure or cirrhosis.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Sure
Alcohol abuse can lead to scarring of the liver which is known as cirrhosis.
This can eventually lead to liver failure requiring a liver transplant.

In brief: Sure
Alcohol abuse can lead to scarring of the liver which is known as cirrhosis.
This can eventually lead to liver failure requiring a liver transplant.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Alcoholic Cirrosis
Alcohol in moderation is broken by the liver tissue and converted to usable parts.
If the quantity is large enough it can overwhelm the tissue it can kill tissue. Liver cells can repair & regrow to some extent. If the alcohol destroys tissue faster than it can be repaired, the liver will begin to shrink down & scar & lose its ability to do other liver stuff. This is alcoholic cirrosis.

In brief: Alcoholic Cirrosis
Alcohol in moderation is broken by the liver tissue and converted to usable parts.
If the quantity is large enough it can overwhelm the tissue it can kill tissue. Liver cells can repair & regrow to some extent. If the alcohol destroys tissue faster than it can be repaired, the liver will begin to shrink down & scar & lose its ability to do other liver stuff. This is alcoholic cirrosis.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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