Alcoholic Liver Disease

FAQs about Alcoholic Liver Disease

FAQs about Alcoholic Liver Disease     What is alcoholic liver disease (ALD)? ALDis the development of liver damage as a result of heavy alcohol consumption. This damage may occur in three patterns: fatty liver (an abnormal accumulation of fat in the structural cells of the liver), alcoholic hepatitis (inflammation of the liver caused by…

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Symptoms of Liver Failure from Alcohol

Symptoms of Liver Failure from Alcohol If you have been involved in heavy drinking for many years, it’s high time to go through various symptoms of liver failure from alcohol so that you can be aware of your medical health, should the worst case scenario of liver failure hits you sooner or later. The largest…

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New Therapies Sought for Alcoholic Hepatitis

New Therapies Alcoholic hepatitis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Severe alcohol-related liver disease carries a poor prognosis. Several research studies have worked to find a successful treatment for alcoholic hepatitis, but no consensus has been reached on the most effective treatment regimen. “Alcohol usage has long been associated with serious liver…

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How Should Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis be Treated?

How Should Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis be Treated? From: The Hospitalist, March 2012 Alcoholic hepatitis is a severe form of alcohol-related liver disease associated with significant short-term mortality. by Alisha Parada, MD, J. Rush Pierce Jr., MD, MPH, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the University of New Mexico Hospital,…

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How alcohol damages your liver

How alcohol damages your liver Drinking too much alcohol can have serious consequences for your health, especially your liver, which is involved with detoxification of the body after excessive alcohol intake. The controversy linked to alcohol intake has been raging for many years: on the one hand, alcohol when used in moderation, can help people…

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