Damaged Liver from Alcohol Prevention
Prevention of cirrhosis includes:
- Avoid alcohol, or drink alcohol in moderation:
- For men: no more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day
- For women: no more than 1 alcoholic beverage per day
- Hepatitis A vaccine
- Hepatitis B vaccine
- Hepatitis B immunoglobulin
- You should receive hepatitis B immunoglobulin if you are exposed to someone who has hepatitis B and you have not been vaccinated against hepatitis B.
- You should also be tested for hepatitis if you are exposed to someone who has hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
Preventing hepatitis can be a first step in helping to prevent cirrhosis.
Prevention of hepatitis includes:
- Avoid exposure to blood.
- Avoid exposure to body fluids.
- Avoid multiple sexual partners.
- Avoid body piercing.
- Avoid raw seafood.
- Avoid sexual contact with someone who has hepatitis.
- Avoid tattoos.
- Avoid using another person's personal items, such as razors or toothbrushes.
- Do not abuse intravenous drugs.
- Do not drink alcohol when you take acetaminophen.
- Do not share eating utensils with someone who has hepatitis.
- Do not share needles.
- Drink bottled water while traveling.
- Practice safe sex.
- Wash your hands after using the bathroom.
- Wash your hands before handling food.
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