Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkBeer, Wine & Spirits · 10 years ago

can I drink alcohol if I have a fatty liver?

can I still drink alcohol with a fatty liver? and what is the safe amount for me to drink with a fatty liver?

22 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Fatty liver disease has many different causes:

    alcohol consumption, weight gain, high cholesterol/

    triglyceride levels, diabetes, insulin resistance,

    mal nourishment, hereditary conditions, and


    Fat infiltration in the liver causes pressure.

    So much pressure that it can easily push the

    nucleus of the liver cells out of position.

    (The liver is surrounded by a membrane

    capsule) you can imagine the pressure

    this fat has on the liver cells.

    Usually, if a person knows the cause and

    is able to stop it..then the liver cells can heal.

    If the fat causes the liver cells damage,

    the immune system of the body responds to

    this damage and causes inflammation inside

    the liver (think about the pressure there now).

    The inflammation then causes the liver to

    enlarge in size. Is this serious...OH, yes.

    It has changed from Simple fatty liver disease

    to Steatohepatitis. Steato stands for fat,

    hepat stands for liver, itis stands for inflammation.

    What happens now is quite serious. The liver

    cells are not just damaged, they start to die off.

    When this happens, scar tissue forms inside

    the liver that blocks the flow of blood through

    the liver on its way back to the heart and also

    blocks the flow of blood to the other liver cells

    so they continue to die off. It is now an

    irreversible disease known as Cirrhosis of the

    liver. The cells of the liver keep dying off till

    the entire liver is dead.

    Any cause of the fat inside the liver has to be

    eliminated, if possible. Alcohol consumption,

    whether it is an overdose of it or casual drinking

    over a long period of time can cause fat to

    build up more in the liver. ALL Liver Patients

    are told: NO alcohol. Alcohol can also

    have a reaction with many drugs whether they

    are prescribed or not.

    I hope this information has been of help to you.

    It is best to stay safe and do what you can now

    to save yourself going through such a horrible


    Best wishes to you.

    Source(s): caregiver to a liver transplant patient
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    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Successful treatment for alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD) often depends on whether someone is willing to stop drinking alcohol, and make changes to their lifestyle. so you shouldn't drink too much alcohol,

    Stopping drinking is not easy so , you need to limit drink in treatment for fatty liver.

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  • jc
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Alcohol affects the liver. If you have liver problems, you don't want to make it any worse.

    There's no safe amount that you can drink.

    Keep away from the stuff.

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  • 10 years ago

    No, you should not drink any alcohol with a fatty liver. It will only worsen your condition.

    Source(s): liver transplant recipient
  • 10 years ago

    same as notyou31 u said the correct thing and NO!! u cannot drink alcohol if u have fatty liver ok

    hope this help and u follow what me and notyou31 said OK!!!!


  • 3 years ago

    Improve your current fat burning capacity with green tea

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    commence going for walks a bit more

  • 4 years ago

    Go for kettlebell workouts — the average person burns 400 calories in 20 moments.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Choose faster-paced varieties of yoga such as Ashtanga as well as Vinyasa to burn more calories while also finding a good stretch.

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