It taking Alcohol and acetaminophen together,
it can cause instant damage to the liver cells
that they die off and cirrhosis will develop
If you are drinking alcohol, it depends on how
much alcohol is taken in..in a certain time period
and how much your liver is able to handle.
It also depends on how sensitive your liver
is to this alcohol. Some people can go for
years with no problems at all and other ones
are very sensitive to it and it doesn't take much or
a long time to cause damage.
Overdosing on medication or taking medication
that are hard on the liver can also cause damage.
It depends on whether they get treatment fast
enough to try an eliminate or counteract this
drug being in their body.
With Chemical exposure...carbon tetrachloride
is one of the main ones known to cause liver
damage...it depend on the exposure to the
chemical and how it reacts with the body
People who have high cholesterol levels and
triglycerides can be a target to get a fatty liver.
Fatty liver disease can be alcohol related or
non alcoholic related...like weight or hereditary
or metabolic problems.
People are walking around with a problem with
their liver and they don't even know they have
it. Many people have a viral hepatitis like
Hepatitis C and they don't know, either. The
liver doesn't always show signs of damage
right away and "sometimes not at all" until the
patient is in the last stages of Cirrhosis.
Signs and symptoms usually do not appear
until the cells of the liver have gotten to the
point of dying off and not being able to do the
functions they normally do to keep the body
well. So, once the liver isn't able to function
well, that is when these finally appear.
It is a very quiet disease until this point.
There are many others causes of cirrhosis of
which is not caused by abuse...like biliary
problems, hereditary diseases, auto immune
disease, and others.
Once a person is diagnosed with cirrhosis of
the liver ...which is death of the liver cells that
form scar tissue inside the liver...it will depend
on a number of different things how much
time they will have. Only the doctor knows for
sure and can give an estimate on it...since
he knows his family history, his other medical
conditions, and by testing can tell how far
advanced he is in this disease.
Hope this information is of some help to you.