Liver disease caused by drinking heavily for many years?
Alcoholic hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Up to 35 percent of heavy drinkers develop alcoholic hepatitis. Symptoms may include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and tenderness, fever and jaundice. In its mild form, alcoholic hepatitis can last for years and will cause progressive liver damage. The damage may be reversible if you stop drinking. In its severe form, the disease may occur suddenly, after binge drinking, and it can quickly lead to life-threatening complications. Alcoholic cirrhosis is the most serious type of alcohol-induced liver disease.Cirrhosis refers to the replacement of normal liver tissue with scar tissue. Between 10 and 20 percent of heavy drinkers develop cirrhosis, usually after 10 or more years of drinking. Symptoms of cirrhosis are similar to those of alcoholic hepatitis. The damage from cirrhosis is not reversible, and it is a life-threatening disease. Your condition may stabilize if you stop drinking. Many heavy drinkers will progress from fatty liver to alcoholic hepatitis and finally to alcoholic cirrhosis, though the progression may vary from patient to patient. The risk of developing cirrhosis is particularly high for people who drink heavily and have another chronic liver disease such as viral hepatitis C.
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Not all the time only if she gets a simple blood test that can tell you..
All diseases by definition are caused by micro-organisms, such as viruses and bacteriae. For example; Tuberculosis (Bacteria), Aids (Virus), Sars (Virus), Smallpox (Virus), Rabies (Virus), and Yellow Fever (Virus). Some things that we call diseases are actually afflictions caused by chemicals …(such as Miner's Lung), errors in our body processes (Cancer, Hyperactive Thyroid) or contaminations from outside out body (such as gangrene or necrosis of frozen body parts). These would technically not fall under the "disease" category but are conditions. --The word "Microorganisms" refers to all diseases. The word "disease" refers to an affliction caused by gram-negative bacteria; meaning this, all diseases are results of damage done by gram-negative bacteria, which the word "microorganisms" is a different grouping name for gram-negative bacteria, with "microorganisms" being a larger classification, and gram-negative bacteria being a branch(or type) of microorganism. ~Simple Answer: ALL DISEASES ARE CAUSED BY A MICROORGANISM. The Microorganisms which cause disease are protozoa,virus,Bacteria.......... ( Full Answer )
Itching that comes from drug-induced liver disease is calledpruritus. This can be an ongoing symptom of liver disease that mayrequire special medication.
Answer . The question is too broad. There are many liver diseases, many unrelated to alcohol. The liver has some capacity to repair itself. Stopping drinking will always be helpful.
Cirrhosis is a slow progressing disease of the liver where healthyliver tissue is gradually replaced with scar tissue. The liver canno longer filter toxins like drugs and alcohol.
12,982 people have died to underage drinking and most of them were caused by car accidents
Abusing alcohol constantly for decades is one of the causes of cirrhosis of the liver.
Liver disease can be caused by alcohol. Usually this type of liver disease is known as "alcoholic liver disease", or when it has progressed to end-stage, "alcoholic cirrhosis". This is a condition whereby the hepatocytes (liver cells) have ended up storing the excessive amounts of sugar consumed (fr…om alcohol). This means that the hepatocytes have "no room left" to perform other liver functions, causing progressive scarring of the liver. The excessive sugars are stored in the liver as fat, which also leads to the term "alcoholic fatty liver disease" (as opposed to "nonalcoholic fatty liver disease", which is the term used for when the disease is diet related (i.e too much fat and sugar in the diet), as opposed to alcohol related). There is a type of French pate called fois gras, which is the fattened liver of a goose. Essentially the goose's liver, when it is fattened (by force feeding the goose), reflects all the features of "fatty liver disease" in humans. However not all liver diseases are caused by alcohol. About 1/3 of all adult liver disease cases are alcohol related. The rest can be genetic, autoimmune, viral etc... ( Full Answer )
The metabolic and absorption rates of alcohol vary based on factorsof body weight, sex, genetics and the effects of eating. The goingrule is that for an adult the liver can cope with one drink, asdefined by a shot, a can of beer, or a glass of wine, per hour.This is not to suggest that indefinite co…nsumption is healthy, orthis equation is meets blood alcohol concentrations that arepermitted for driving. ( Full Answer )
\nwell first of all you are going to sub consciously become dependant on alcohol and as a result will experience a withdrawal period when you decide to abstain from drinking.
Certain drugs taken excessively, alcohol in excess, genetic predisposition, viruses that cause hepatitis. cancer is 1 :D
heart disease . cancers of the lung, larynx, oral cavity, and esophagus . chronic bronchitis . emphysema . chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chlamydia doesn't cause liver disease per se, but can cause symptoms around the liver. Sometimes if a woman has chlamydia-related PID, she can get inflammation around the liver, called FitzHugh Curtis syndrome. This can be mistaken for gallbladder disease.
the most common: food poisoning the most famous: cholera but there are loads more.i think its typhoid
Cirrhosis of the liver. That is when alcohol causes scarring of the liver which interferes with its functioning. It causes fluid buildup around the liver, pain, toxic blood chemistries, and eventually death. It is a very tough way to die. Alcoholism is not the only cause. Infectious hepatitis is als…o a cause. In that case, one or more viruses cause scarring of the liver. ( Full Answer )
Hepatitis microbes, alcohol in excess over time, tropical diseases, genetic problems, immunosuppressive problems, drug abuse (legal and illegal), side effects from drugs, bacterial and viral problems can all damage the liver and cause liver disease.
Smoking causes both symptoms and diseases. Here is a list of symptoms: - yellow teeth -lung cancer -black blood cells -addiction -drained,pale face -bags under eyes, feeling tired -stress Here is a list of diseases: Heart disease COPD Lung Cancer … skin Cancer Mouth Cancer Stomach Cancers Esophogeal Cancer you get the idea...anything the smoke touches is subject to elevated risk of cancers. ( Full Answer )
I believe a fatty liver can cause disease but it could be from something controllable. It sounds like you're leaving out info needed to accurately answer your question.
Too many to name. Fungi in the body, whether in the stomach/gut or in the blood can cause a multitude of problems and symptoms, many of which are misdiagnosed or treated with antibiotics which itself is a fungus. Although fungi are in the soil and in the air we breathe, we can usually fight off… the affects. However, someone with a compromised immune system can be susceptible to the fungi entering their body and can begin producing symptoms of disease. Though we cannot avoid fungi entirely, if you believe you have a problem, you can change your diet to eliminate sugars, corn (including corn syrup, etc., in processed foods) and peanuts. Corn and peanuts are universally contaminated with fungi and when eaten it is taken directly into the body. Fungus need sugar and carbohydrates to live. The body changes carbohydrates into sugar when ingested. Carbs and sugar are the food source that fungi need to survive within your body. If you find yourself constantly craving pasta, breads, alcohol or sweets, it could be because the fungus are causing the cravings so you will eat and keep them alive. Diseases caused or highly suspected of being caused by fungi in the body include: . Skin Diseases, for example Psoriasis, Eczema, etc. . Postpartum Depression . Bladder Diseases . High Cholestorol . Kidney Stones . Weight Gain . Arthritis . Weakened Immune Systems . Hormone Problems . Mental Fogginess/Dysfunction . Autoimmune Diseases . Diabetes . Cancer . Hair Loss . Allergies . Chronic Sinusitis . Depression . Digestion Problems, such as GERD, IBS and more . Diseases of the Respiratory Tract . Heart Problems . Menstrual Cycle and Infertility (both male & female) . and many more..... Also, see your doctor and with his/her authorization, begin the Phase I diet as outlined on the website above. The diet may seem extreme to some, but it will starve the fungus. You may experience worsening of symptoms, for example, my psoriasis flared more than before but then cleared up. That was because of the die off of the fungus. ( Full Answer )
Hepatic encephalopathy is brain and nervous system damage that occurs as a complication of liver disorders.
Because alcohol is a poison and it causes damage to the cells of the liver while it is being metabolised into less harmful subtances (sugar and water).
Yes, some medications can cause liver damage whether taken with ample water, when indicated, or not. It is a good idea to read the instructions provided for each medication taken. Some medications require food, and some require a considerable amount of water. . Most medications cause at least som…e stress on the liver and kidneys. Many liver and kidney failures have been caused by medications. This is why it is absolutely essential that your doctor schedules regular blood tests when you are taking medications so that the level of toxins in your liver and kidneys can be measured and the medication dosage(s) can be adjusted appropriately or even changed or discontinued. ( Full Answer )
It kills the normal cells and replace them with scar tissue and fatty cells that cannot perform the function of the normal liver cells. The liver is like a laboratory, it processes chemicals that enter the body, makes useful particles of useful nutrients, and gets rid of bad things your body canno…t use or process. Save your liver we only have one. Also drink moderately, or start saving for your funeral. ( Full Answer )
Heavy abusive drinking over a period of decades can be one of the causes of cirrhosis of the liver.
What is the prognosis of 75 year old man who's been drinking alcohol heavily for 20 years and now has symptoms of enlarged liver bruising loss of appetite and a lot of weight extreme lethargy?
Liver Swelling due to Alcohol Treatment . In order to avoid further damage to the liver, treatment for alcoholic hepatitis requires complete abstinence from alcohol. Mild alcoholic hepatitis may not require additional treatment. A person with moderate to severe alcoholic hepatitis must avoid medic…ations that place additional stress on the liver and follow a liver disease diet. Severe alcoholic hepatitis requires admission to a hospital for treatment. Unless complications develop, the symptoms of acute alcoholic hepatitis usually resolve within a week. Treatment for alcoholic hepatitis includes: . Stop drinking alcohol. . Avoid acetaminophen . Avoid aspirin . Medication to prevent complications: . Pentoxifylline (Trental) . Medications for nausea and vomiting : . Metoclopramide (Reglan) . Ondansetron (Zofran) . Prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro) . Vitamin supplements: . Folate . Thiamine . Vitamin K . Eat a liver disease diet : . Low protein diet . Low fat diet The essentials of the liver disease diet : . High carbohydrate diet: . Carbohydrates, rather than protein, are the major source of calories in this diet. . Moderate fat intake: . The increased carbohydrate and fat intake help preserve protein in the body and prevent muscle breakdown. . Low protein diet: . Protein is restricted to 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. . Severe liver disease may require carefully measured amounts of protein supplements. . Vitamin B supplements . Low salt diet . Liver Swelling due to Alcohol Diet . A person with alcoholic hepatitis may benefit from the following diet. The liver is essential for the digestion of all foods. In the presence of liver disease, the ability to effectively metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins can be compromised. A liver disease diet is one in which foods are selected in quantities which provide adequate nutrition, but protect the liver from overworking. Carbohydrates should be the major source of energy (calories) for individuals with liver disease. Proteins assist in tissue repair and prevent fatty infiltration of liver cells. Those with severely compromised liver function must limit their intake of protein. In this case protein is not properly broken down and waste products can build up in the bloodstream. Those with liver disease will often suffer from sodium imbalances. Manifestations of sodium imbalance include ascites (abdominal fluid build-up) and edema (swelling) of the extremities. In this case dietary sodium restriction is essential. The essentials of the liver disease diet : . High carbohydrate diet: . This is the major source of calories in this diet. . Moderate fat intake: . The increased carbohydrate and fat help in preserving the protein in the body and prevent muscle wasting. . Low protein diet: . Restrict protein to 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. . Severe liver disease may require measured amounts of protein supplements. . Vitamin B supplements . Low salt diet . Liver Swelling due to Alcohol Questions For Doctor The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis. Questions to ask before treatment : . What are my treatment options? . What are the risks associated with treatment? . Do I need to stay in the hospital? . How long will I be in the hospital? . What are the complications I should watch for? . How long will I be on medication? . What are the potential side effects of my medication? . Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements? . Should I take my medication with food? Questions to ask after treatment : . Do I need to change my diet? . Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid? . When can I resume my normal activities? . When can I return to work? . What else can I do to reduce my risk for liver disease? . How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups? . What local support and other resources are available? . 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. 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. . There are different ways that alcohol can affect the body. If you understand that the liver takes toxins out of the body and converts them to a non toxic form that the body can easily dispose of...then you will understand this: 1) over consuming alcohol in a short time period doesn't give the liver enough time to convert it to acetaldehyde, then to acetate, then to carbon dioxide and water. It is a multi step process to do this. If the alcohol is not completely converted it can become toxic to the liver cells. 2) consuming alcohol in a long time period lead to the build up of fat inside the liver. The liver is surrounded by a tight membrane capsule. This fat causes pressure inside the liver that can damage the liver cells. 3) some people are more sensitive to alcohol than other are. Just like any other drug, some have no problem and others can react to it. Some are even allergic to it. 4) mixing alcohol with medications can cause an interaction between them that will instantly damage the liver cells. Now for alcoholic fatty liver disease. Fat starts to build up inside the liver, but doesn't cause a problem...this is known as simple fatty liver. However, as the fat continues to develop in the liver, it will damage the liver cells. The immune system of the body will respond to this damage and cause inflammation to develop inside the liver. This inflammation will cause the liver to enlarge in size. This is no longer simple fatty liver...it is Alcoholic steatohepatitis. Steato means fat, hepat means liver and itis means inflammation. If a person stops the alcohol and the inflammation is treated, then the liver cells can heal and the problem can be reversed...up to this point. However, if this isn't the case and the liver cells start to die off and form scar tissue inside the liver, then it becomes a progressive disease known as Cirrhosis of the liver. It cannot be reversed and there is no cure....except a liver transplant. It depends on how far advanced a person is in this disease. That can only be determined by the doctor through a liver biopsy and other testing. Can alcoholic fatty liver cause sudden death? Yes it can and I will explain why. When the liver has Cirrhosis...this means that scar tissue has formed inside the liver. The liver tries to generate new liver cells, but the new cells bunch up against the scar tissue. This scar tissue blocks the flow of blood through the liver on its way back to the heart and also blocks the flow of blood to the functioning liver cells, so they die off, also. The blood that once flowed through the liver can back up into the portal vein and cause pressure there (portal hypertension), it also backs up into smaller vessels not used to handling this blood and the pressure from it and they can have weak spots and balloon outward and break open. This vessels are known as varies. It is an extreme emergency then. The patient can bleed internally or bleed out completely. Keep in mind that the liver can no longer make clotting factors efficiently to help the blood to clot and the enlarged spleen will trap the platelets inside of it. People with Cirrhosis bleed and bruise very easily. Anyone with Cirrhosis can die suddenly. Also, people with Cirrhosis can have a build up of toxins reaching the brain...especially ammonia. Without medication to help remove this toxin from the body...they can go into a coma and die. (Any blood in the sputum, vomit, rectal area, or belly button area...bleeding from the nose, etc should be checked immediately) ( Full Answer )
Yes. Drinking doesn't automatically cause cirrhosis and stopping drinking does not automatically prevent you from getting cirrhosis; ten year's down the line, your cirrhosis may not be alcohol related (there are many other potential causes of cirrhosis). Or, there is the possibility that up to te…n year's ago your liver was damaged (i.e fibroid, from drinking) but the function "declined" further at a slow rate until it became noticeable. Had you remained drinking, the decline would probably have been faster. Once your liver is fibroid (the stage before cirrhosis), it is very difficult for it to regenerate itself at a rate faster than it is degrading. Hence why, in ten year's, it might be catching up with you. ( Full Answer )
Gene is defined as a functional unit of hereditary. Genes are unique to individual. Genes carry information through DNA. No gene is responsible for any disease unless it is a defective gene. A gene becomes defective initially in any individual due to mutations in chromosomes that is a base pair ch…ange in DNA. In some cases like hemophilia these defective genes are passed to next generations also.That cannot be called as a disease rather we can call it as a disorder or defect. Disease is abnormal change in body that is caused due to a microorganism. ( Full Answer )
Depends on the quality of the water. Reasonably pure water won'tgive you any diseases unless you drink it by the bucketloads. hepatitis A, cholera, typhoid and diarrhea are some diseases causedby drinking POLLUTED water
There are over 100 known forms of liver disease caused by a variety of factors. They affect anyone from infants to older adults. Examples are: . Cirrhosis . Any of the hepatitis infections . Liver cancer . Liver flukes . Hemochromatosis . Reye syndrome . Wilson disease . Primary biliary …cirrhosis (PBC), . Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) . Autoimmune hepatitis . Tyrosinemia . Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency . Glycogen Storage disease . Fatty liver disease ( Full Answer )
Most common pollutants that affect humans are lead and mercury . Worst diseases that can get in even city water are cryptosporidium and giardia.Well water can be even more contaminated. General recommendation is to test well water once a year , but I would suggest twice. A filter system that provide…s an " absolute one micron " screening is best, especially if you have infants, elderly or immuno-compromised people in your home. ( Full Answer )
common cause of liver disease is cirrhosis which caused by drinking result in liver failure.
The most likely disease due to alcohol is sclerosis of the liver. But a person can get liver cancer too.
Of course it can. Remember absorbed vitamine B12 from the gut forms B12+transcobalamin II complex in the blood ? And your liver has to produce special transporters for this complex before your bone marrow can use the B12+transcobalamin II complex in making red blood cells. So liver disease reduces t…he transporter and subsequently impairs the blooding making machinery in bone marrow (as you must already know that B12 is needed to produce erythrocytes) ( Full Answer )
Liver diseases really can't be caused solely from smoking. However, it's very common for people with liver disease (Like say, cirrhosis in heavy drinkers) to have their condition exacerbated by smoking. So, while smoking cannot CAUSE a liver disease, it can make existing ones much worse.
You can get cholera, typhoid, hepatitis A, bacillary and amoebic dysentery, various types of worm infestations by drinking the dirty water.
You cannot say that it causes gum disease, but you might be able to say that it contributes to it because of the acidic nature of soda.
As the liver scars, blood flow is progressively restricted in the portal vein, which carries blood from the stomach and abdominal organs to the liver.
Liver diseases such as cirrhosis or hepatitis may also cause an abnormal scan, but are rarely diagnosed from the information revealed by this study alone.
sort of like alcoholism it causes the liver to work harder than it should if you use heroin like a mad man, it can cause a disease if used incorrectly
It takes years (typically decades) of heavy abusive drinking to cause any damage to the liver.
There can be many various reasons why people experience liver pain. You may have liver disease, which is a serious illness, and should consult your doctor.
Liver pain is very rare, but can happen as a result of liver damage from excessive alcohol, yes. Liver damage usually has little or no symptoms, though, so if you feel you are drinking heavily on a regular basis then it may be wise to get seen by a doctor.
It depends on how badly liver function was affected to begin with; after many years of heavy drinking, it is unlikely that highest levels of liver functioning will be attained. However, it should at least be possible to get back to a "low normal" level of liver function. Although the liver does "…regenerate" so long as there is enough healthy liver left to do this, the scarred tissues of the liver are not "reabsorbed"; they do not go away, and instead are now a permanent feature - this is why some liver function may not be completely repairable. In most people the "scarred" hepatocytes are randomly distributed throughout the liver (rather than in one big cluster); this means that the scarred part(s) of the liver cannot be surgically removed to allow new hepatocytes room to regrow. So, with scarred liver tissue remaining, this means that blood flow around and through the liver may not be considered "optimal", which will impact upon liver functioning. This is why, even in the long run, it may not be completely possible to restore you liver to a "pre-drinking" condition. However, as long as there is still a decent amount of healthy liver to regenerate and you stay clear of drinking, (and attempt to follow a generally healthy lifestyle) your liver function should reach "your optimum" within a year. Generally, this level is enough for a decent quality of life without requiring excessive medical intervention. ( Full Answer )
Yes. Any chemical "toxin" can cause damage to your liver, or Hepatitis which means inflammation of the liver due to in your case Toxic Hepatitis `secondary to ingesting Antifreeze. Antifreeze has the chemical Ethylene Glycol in it. I would not suggest drinking any of it, as you will have more proble…ms than just worrying about your liver. As little as 100ml can prove fatal in an average sized adult, although there have been case reports of deaths from as little as 35ml. ( Full Answer )
First of all, coco cola is a toilet cleaner. Secondly, it can dissolve the hardest bone in your body that is your teeth. It also corrodes our teeth, so be cautious and don't drink any of the bottled drinks except water and fresh juices which is homemade. Few days back, a man added an aids patients b…lood in the drinks which was proved to be real. So be cautious and take care of your life as it is precious. ( Full Answer )
It depends on how dirty the water is. If your immune systems are not healthy and not strong you may get the infection fast.
Fatty liver disease can be caused by many different things. Some of these things include a poor diet or malnutrition, or over exposure to drugs and alcohol.
Certain diseases can be spread due to standing water (such as Malaria). Malaria is spread through heavy rain by insects that lay their eggs in water. Mosquitos lay their eggs in water, the eggs hatch and the quantity of the insect increases. This makes it more likely for individuals in the area t…o be bitten and infected by the disease. ( Full Answer )
Although health professionals do not know for certain what causes a fatty liver, correlated data suggests that malnutrition, medical side effects, and rapid weight lost play a key role in the disease.
Liver disease does not cause allergic reactions in your body. Youget severe type of itching in liver diseases. This is due toelevated Bilirubin levels. This itching is not relieved by antiallergic drugs. How this happens is probably not known, exactly.