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Can livers heal after alcoholism?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes-it's possible

It is possible, even likely for one's liver to heal following abuse of alcohol.
But it depends on how much damage has been done. Some folks are able to drink a lot for a long while and not incur any damage. Others may have more sensitive livers. A blood test can best determine the extent of damage. Alcohol can negatively affect every organ in the body, except for one-the kidneys.

In brief: Yes-it's possible

It is possible, even likely for one's liver to heal following abuse of alcohol.
But it depends on how much damage has been done. Some folks are able to drink a lot for a long while and not incur any damage. Others may have more sensitive livers. A blood test can best determine the extent of damage. Alcohol can negatively affect every organ in the body, except for one-the kidneys.
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