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Are dts directly associated with liver health?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: DTs

Not directly. Dts is a condition of complex reactions of the body to alcohol withdrawl when one is addicted to alcohol.
It is not dependant on the health of the liver. Dts can cause death.

In brief: DTs

Not directly. Dts is a condition of complex reactions of the body to alcohol withdrawl when one is addicted to alcohol.
It is not dependant on the health of the liver. Dts can cause death.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: No

While many people who are heavy drinkers and develop delirium tremens have underlying liver disease, many others do not.
Only about a third of heavy drinkers develop liver problems. However, people with liver disease, especially later state cirrhosis, also have mental status changes from accumulation of ammonia and other toxins, which may increase the chance of dts.

In brief: No

While many people who are heavy drinkers and develop delirium tremens have underlying liver disease, many others do not.
Only about a third of heavy drinkers develop liver problems. However, people with liver disease, especially later state cirrhosis, also have mental status changes from accumulation of ammonia and other toxins, which may increase the chance of dts.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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