Liver Damage from Alcohol Overview
Another name for Liver Damage from Alcohol is Cirrhosis.
What is cirrhosis?
A person with cirrhosis has severe liver disease that causes permanent damage to the liver, which can result in liver failure. Cirrhosis causes an irreversible scarring within the liver that compromises its ability to function. The most common causes of cirrhosis are alcoholism and hepatitis C. Serious complications of cirrhosis include gastrointestinal bleeding and liver failure.
What are the symptoms of cirrhosis?
Symptoms of cirrhosis include weakness, fatigue, swelling, abdominal pain, jaundice and abdominal swelling.
How does the doctor treat cirrhosis?
Treatment for cirrhosis includes the strict avoidance of alcohol, liver disease diet, vitamin supplements, and caution when using medications that are metabolized by the liver. Other options include surgery to control severe bleeding in someone with cirrhosis.
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