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Gastrointestinal System :
Alcoholic Liver Disease

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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1. Which specialist should I see if I am suffering from Alcoholic liver disease?

You should consult a General Physician or a General surgeon.

2. Who are all susceptible to alcoholic liver disease?

Women may be more susceptible than men. Alcoholic liver disease may not affect all heavy drinkers. In some people, the rate of alcohol metabolism can be high enough to allow for the consumption of large quantities of alcohol without raising the alcohol level in blood.

3. How does alcohol causes Cirrhosis of liver?

Ethanol in alcohol causes inflammation of the liver cells (hepatitis). This can progress to a "fatty liver" where there is abnormal collection of fat, and this eventually leads to cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is the final phase of the disease.




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