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Alcoholic liver disease is damage to the liver caused by abuse of alcohol. In western countries, alcohol abuse is the leading cause of liver disease.

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Alcoholic Liver Disease

Winston Churchill, the former British Prime Minister said, "Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me." However, unlike Churchill, for many highly talented souls alcohol has been a curse, for once addicted to it, they have lost their brilliant...Read More

Posted on : Saturday, October 25, 2008 12:00 AM
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I am the administrator of the BBS which provides discussion to patients with liver diseases
(hepatitis c,fatty liver,liver cancer,liver cirrhosis,NASH liver).
You can get much useful information about liver health and let others share your experiences here.
Replied on Monday, February 4, 2008 12:00 AM
Good to know of that, sir. I am indeed very interested to accumulate all the available information on liver's health. How do I get it from you? Please treat it as most earnest.
Replied on Thursday, October 22, 2009 12:00 AM

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my husband had an artery in his face that burst... the doctors said he has liver hepatitis, is that form of hepatitis contagious, should i be worried about myself and my child? Also, he is consuming alcohol in large amounts and isnt quitting, how long does a patient have before cirrhousis develops ? How long can someone live with this disease
Replied on Saturday, May 31, 2008 12:00 AM

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depending on the length of time,and whatlevel of alcohol your husband consumes the approx gestation period for any diagnostic developmental signsare 10yrs.You didn't say how long he has been drinking,or what his drink is.he obvioustly needs help NOW before further medical/psychosocial issues are present.Idon't know what resources they have in America to tackle this problem but he needs to go into a rehab centre for quite a while.Does he accept that he has a problem or--is he in denial? has it started to effect his mental state,and are you being swept along with his interchanging behaviour patterns.Regards to your question about hep c you can only contaminate yourself/daughter if either one of you make direct contact with his blood.ie:cuts etc.I would be more concerned about the effect on the family dynamics that this disease can create. Get him help NOW! GOODLUCK.
Replied on Friday, September 5, 2008 12:00 AM
Alcohol is metabolized more slowly than it is absorbed.

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christinarosy

Alcohol abuse affects millions. This site has a lot of useful information.

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Replied on Monday, June 9, 2008 12:00 AM

Arnold
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This is a very nice article. I think alcohol liver disease is rare among youngsters.

Replied on Saturday, October 25, 2008 12:00 AM

stevenwinton
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I think the very important part of treatment is to stop using alcohol completely. If cirrhosis develops then you will need to manage the complications of cirrhosis. You made need a liver transplant. Some vitamins especially B.complex and folic acid can help reverse malnutrition. Abstinence is the mainstay of treatment; it can prevent further damage from alcoholic liver disease and thus prolong life. Because compliance is problematic, a compassionate team approach is essential.

Steven

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Replied on Monday, February 23, 2009 12:00 AM
 




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