Alcoholic Liver Disease Overview
Another name for Alcoholic Liver Disease is Alcoholic Hepatitis.
What is alcoholic hepatitis?
A person with alcoholic hepatitis has inflammation of the liver caused by the direct toxic effects of alcohol on the liver. Over time, damage to the liver can scar the liver, a condition called cirrhosis.
What are the symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis?
Common symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, abdominal swelling, jaundice, and dark urine.
How does the doctor treat alcoholic hepatitis?
Treatment for alcoholic hepatitis requires complete abstinence from alcohol, a liver disease diet, and avoidance of medications that place additional stress on the liver.
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