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Can cirrhosis be predicted from the liters/day of whisky times the number of years drinking?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Big drinker,big risk

No formula, but a lot over a long time & you're certainly taking a big risk, esp.
In women. Lose enough functioning liver cells to scarring & you get cirrhosis. A fibrosis score is typically calculated during liver biopsy (& some fancier liver imagings) to calculate how much damage a chronically inflammed liver has sustained, & its risk of failing /decompensating. Then you need a liver transplant.

In brief: Big drinker,big risk

No formula, but a lot over a long time & you're certainly taking a big risk, esp.
In women. Lose enough functioning liver cells to scarring & you get cirrhosis. A fibrosis score is typically calculated during liver biopsy (& some fancier liver imagings) to calculate how much damage a chronically inflammed liver has sustained, & its risk of failing /decompensating. Then you need a liver transplant.
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