#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
- Nausea and vomiting
- 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
#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.