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Is chronic liver disease usually caused by alcoholism and poor diet?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Liver disease

There are many causes of liver disease; alcohol is just one of them. Infectious agents for example, can cause problems such as hepatitis a, b, and or c.
A chronically fat liver can also cause problems for the patient long-term.

In brief: Liver disease

There are many causes of liver disease; alcohol is just one of them. Infectious agents for example, can cause problems such as hepatitis a, b, and or c.
A chronically fat liver can also cause problems for the patient long-term.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can be both

There are different causes of chronic liver disease, chronic alcohol abuse can definitly lead chronic liver problems such as fatty liver and cirrhosis.
Poor diet can lead to obesity which is quickly becoming a leading cause of chronic liver disease as well. The other leading causes of liver disease would be infection with hepatitis b or c viruses.

In brief: Can be both

There are different causes of chronic liver disease, chronic alcohol abuse can definitly lead chronic liver problems such as fatty liver and cirrhosis.
Poor diet can lead to obesity which is quickly becoming a leading cause of chronic liver disease as well. The other leading causes of liver disease would be infection with hepatitis b or c viruses.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Thomas Frazier
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The answer to your question is no, but the two usually go hand in hand and often complicate one another. There are large studies indicating that nearly all patients with alcoholic liver disease have some degree of malnutrition.
There are also studies that show aggressive nutrition is beneficial in severe alcoholic liver injury.

In brief: No

The answer to your question is no, but the two usually go hand in hand and often complicate one another. There are large studies indicating that nearly all patients with alcoholic liver disease have some degree of malnutrition.
There are also studies that show aggressive nutrition is beneficial in severe alcoholic liver injury.
Dr. Thomas Frazier
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