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Alcoholic Liver Disease – 5 Things to Know

#1. What is Alcoholic Liver Disease?

Prolonged drinking can lead to an inflammation of the liver, leading to alcoholic liver disease. Those who have been drinking heavily and consuming a large amount of alcohol are prone to this disease.

Read about Effects of Excess Alcohol on the Body.

#2. What are the symptoms?

According to a top gastroenterologist, typical symptoms of alcoholic liver disease include

  • Pain and swelling in the abdomen
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Itching
  • Dry mouth

Worried about your alcohol intake? Read Can You Get Alcoholic Liver Disease?

#3. How is it diagnosed?

The diagnosis of alcoholic liver disease takes place through a combination of the following tests:

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver function tests
  • Abdominal CT Scan
  • Ultrasound

#4. What is the treatment of alcoholic liver disease?

  • Stopping the consumption of alcohol completely
  • Consuming Vitamins, especially vitamin B
  • Liver transplant, if cirrhosis has occurred

#5. How can it be prevented?

As said by Dr Sanjay Nagral, a renowned gastroenterologist in Mumbai, one-stop solution to prevent alcoholic liver disease is by reducing alcohol intake. Unrestricted alcohol intake, being the primary cause of the disease, stopping it’s consumption will go a long way in helping prevent the disease.

The liver can be brought back to normal, provided liver cirrhosis has not occurred.

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