Amber asked in HealthMen's Health · 9 years ago

can you drink if you have a fatty liver?

i have a fatty liver and the doctor said i really shouldnt drink it could make it worse. it takes alot for me to feel relaxed when i drink so i drink liqure stright. im a big guy i dont drink often but when i do i can drink alot an not feel any different the doctor said my liver had to do with that. my question is can i drink this new year. i havent drank scence they told me about 3 months ago

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  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Let me explain about fatty liver disease and then you

    will realize why the doctor said this:

    Fatty liver can occur because of alcohol consumption,

    weight gain, fast weight loss, malnourishment,

    high cholesterol/triglyceride levels, certain medications,

    and other things.

    When a person consumes alcohol, this can cause fat

    inside the liver that puts pressure inside the liver itself.

    It can damage the liver cells. Simple fatty liver

    (where there isn't much fat in the liver) usually doesn't

    cause a problem. However, as the fat build up inside

    the liver, since the liver is surrounded by a tight membrane

    capsule..the fat puts pressure on the liver cells and can

    damage them. When the liver cells become damaged,

    the immune system of the body responds to this damage

    and causes inflammation to also form inside the liver.

    This inflammation will cause the liver to enlarge in size.

    It is,then, no longer Simple fatty liver...it is STeatohepatitis.

    Steato means fat, hepat means liver and itis means

    inflammation.

    If the alcohol or any other cause is stopped and the

    inflammation that develops from it is treated, then

    the problem can be reversed...if not, it can lead to

    where the liver cells die off and form scar tissue

    inside the liver that will block the flow of blood.

    This is then a disease known as Cirrhosis of the liver

    and it is not reversible. It is a progressive disease that

    the doctors can only try to slow down. The liver cells

    will continue to die off and form more scar tissue inside

    the liver until the whole liver is consumed and dies

    inside the patient.

    All liver patients are told, "no alcohol" and not to

    take any medications that haven't been approved of

    or prescribed by their doctors. This is to prevent

    any further damage done to the liver cells and

    also to help try and reverse any damage done,

    if possible.

    To read more about fatty liver disease, here are some

    links you can click on:

    http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060601/1961.html

    http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fatty-liver.ht...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver

    http://www.gastro.com/Gastro/liverdisease/fatty_li...

    http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm

    Best wishes to you. Hope this information is of some help.

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

    All doctors will tell you not to drink alcohol if you have a fatty liver because drinking can make it worse. Even though this is true, I doubt that drinking once in a great while is going to make any big changes towards it leading to liver failure. You have to be reasonable and have some common sense about it. A lot of people have fatty livers that does not lead to liver failure, but a small percentage will progress to being a more serious problem. Now if you would drink daily on top of a fatty liver, your chances of liver failure will increase greatly, but I don't believe once in a while is going to make any big changes. Keep in mind that I am not a doctor, but this is my opinion from what I have seen and experienced from my own disease and others who have liver failure. By once in awhile, I'm talking maybe once every 4 months or so and then please don't get falling down drunk. Use some common sense and try to control yourself some.

    Source(s): I had cirrhosis and a liver transplant.
  • 9 years ago

    Yes, but you can't live if you have a fatty drinker.

  • 3 years ago

    you may be used to fried foods but there are other sometimes healthier ways to cook including roasting steaming poaching baking braising and broiling

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  • 3 years ago

    fit fewer meal away and you should consider a smaller amount within

  • ?
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    I don't know, but my advice is to stay away from alcohol if a practised physician advised you against it.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    looking for the benefits of salmon but you dont feel comfortable cooking fish try canned salmon as a simple and affordable alternative

  • Alvin
    Lv 5
    4 years ago

    pole vault for 17 minutes

  • 4 years ago

    don't set fork for your jaws so frequently

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    go working daily

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