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How long does it take for a heavy drinker to get fatty liver? And how long before it goes away, when drinking stops?

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Dr. Tara Pernot
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sometimes alcohol can cause fatty liver or liver inflammation as quickly as a few days of binging or take longer depending on amount of alcohol intake Liver can start to improve as soon as stop drinking.
important to stop drinking as soon as possible as if drinking continues some liver changes or damage may not always be reversible. Would encourage to seek help in safely stop drinking good luck!

In brief: Varies

sometimes alcohol can cause fatty liver or liver inflammation as quickly as a few days of binging or take longer depending on amount of alcohol intake Liver can start to improve as soon as stop drinking.
important to stop drinking as soon as possible as if drinking continues some liver changes or damage may not always be reversible. Would encourage to seek help in safely stop drinking good luck!
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