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HOW OVERDRINKING LEADS TO LIVER DAMAGE?

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Everything is good when taken in moderation. Even alcohol taken in moderation has its own benefits but it turns in evil while over drinking alcohol becomes your habit.

Overdrinking not only spoils your health but the life of people you love who loves you and everyone around you. Overdrinking can lead to alcoholic liver disease.

Know more about damages that overdrinking does.

What is alcoholic liver disease?

Alcoholic liver disease is common, but can be prevented. There are 3 types. Many heavy drinkers progress through these 3 types over time:

The liver is a large organ that sits up under the ribs on the right side of the belly (abdomen). The liver:

What causes alcoholic liver disease?

Alcoholic liver disease is caused by heavy use of alcohol. The liver’s job is to break down alcohol. If you drink more than it can process, it can become badly damaged.

Fatty liver can happen in anyone who drinks a lot. Alcoholic hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis are linked to the long-term alcohol abuse seen in alcoholics.

Healthcare providers don’t know why some people who drink alcohol get liver disease while others do not. Research suggests there may be a genetic link, but this is not yet clear.

What are the symptoms of alcoholic liver disease?

The effects of alcohol on the liver depend on how much and how long you have been drinking alcohol. These are the most common symptoms and signs:

Fatty liver

Alcoholic hepatitis

Alcoholic cirrhosis, all of the symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis and:

The symptoms of alcoholic liver disease may look like other health problems. Always see a doctor for a diagnosis.

How is alcoholic liver disease diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will do a complete health history and physical exam. Other tests used to diagnose alcohol-induced liver disease may include:

Treatment For Liver Disease And Alcoholism

Many forms of liver damage can be reversible if you stop drinking or take other steps.

If you have an alcohol addiction and symptoms of liver damage, it’s important to find help as soon as possible.

Between 15% and 30% of heavy drinkers are diagnosed with cirrhosis each year, but the majority of those with this disease survive if they seek treatment for their addiction. Despite this, between 40% and 90% of the 26,000 annual cirrhosis deaths are alcohol-related.

If you or someone you love is struggling with alcoholism, contact a treatment provider to find a rehabilitation center today.

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