Alcoholic Liver

Overview

Alcoholic liver disease is a result of overconsuming alcohol that damages the liver, leading to a build-up of fats, inflammation, and scarring. It can be fatal.

The liver is one in all the most advanced organs within the human body, with over five hundred functions.

These embody filtering out blood toxins, storing energy, making hormones and proteins, and regulating cholesterol and blood sugar.

Liver damage can affect the whole body. Once damage begins, it can take a long time to become noticeable, as the liver is generally highly effective at regenerating and repairing itself. Often, by the time the damage is found, it is irreversible.

Symptoms

Once alcoholic disease progresses, its symptoms become easier to recognize.

The a lot of distinctive signs of later-stage liver disease embody the following:

jaundice, or a yellow tint of the whites of the eyes and the skin

edama or swelling of the lower limbs

a build-up of fluid in the abdomen, known as ascites

fever and shivering

extremely itchy skin

fingernails that curve excessively, known as clubbing

losing a significant amount of weight

general weakness and wasting muscles

blood in vomit and stools

bleeding and bruising more easily

more sensitive reactions to alcohol and drugs

 

 

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