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How can heavy drinking damage the liver?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
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In brief: The damage takes

Place over time. You slowly cause irritation and damage to the liver. Depending on how much you drink and how many years, your weight and your own sensitivity over the years it can eventually progress from mild hepatic liver enzyme elevation to alcoholic hepatitis to eventually frank cirrhosis and eventually death.

In brief: The damage takes

Place over time. You slowly cause irritation and damage to the liver. Depending on how much you drink and how many years, your weight and your own sensitivity over the years it can eventually progress from mild hepatic liver enzyme elevation to alcoholic hepatitis to eventually frank cirrhosis and eventually death.
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