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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 10 years ago

Can a fatty liver from drinking too much alcohol cause some slight pain?

I have some pain in my liver area not much but it's discomforting, I do have an alcohol problem but haven't had drink in 3 days can it be fatty liver or something worse?

I am going cold turkey no more booze for me I don't want to damage my liver even more if it is damaged right now.

16 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    The best thing to do, right now, is to go to the doctors and

    ask that liver enzymes and liver function blood tests be done to

    check your liver. The doctor can tell from these tests how bad

    your liver cells have become damaged and how well the liver

    cells are still able to do the necessary functions to keep the

    body well. He can also tell if this is a liver or biliary problem

    depending on which blood tests are high.

    Alcohol can damage the liver in different ways. The liver

    takes toxins from the blood and converts them to non toxic

    forms that the body can easily dispose of.

    Over consuming alcohol in a short time period doesn't

    allow the liver time to convert the alcohol to acetaldehyde,

    acetate, and then to carbon dioxide and water. Not

    converted completely can cause it to be toxic to the liver

    cells. Consuming alcohol over long times periods can

    lead to a fat build up inside the liver. This usually starts

    out as simple fatty liver and as it continues to build up,

    it leads to Steatohepatitis. Steato is fat, hepat is liver,

    and itis is inflammation. This inflammation inside the

    liver causes the liver to enlarge in size. Another way

    it can cause damage is if the person is more sensitive to

    alcohol than others are or are allergic to it...they are

    more prone to liver disease than others are, if this is

    the case. One more way is to take alcohol with

    medications which can cause an interaction that will

    immediately damage the liver cells.

    If the inflammation has develop in the liver because of

    the alcohol itself, or fat build up in the liver...and it causes

    the liver to enlarge in size...then it can lead to where the

    liver cells die off and form scar tissue inside the liver

    that can block the flow of blood. This is then an

    irreversible, progressive disease known as Cirrhosis of

    the liver.

    Stopping alcohol is the best to do. Finding out how much

    the liver is damaged from this is necessary if you want to

    be sure it hasn't reached the point of the liver cells dying.

    It depends on how much liver cell damage there is, how

    long it will take you to completely recover from

    long as the liver cells haven't reach the point of dying off.

    Stopping the alcohol, even if it has passed this point will

    slow down, considerably, cirrhosis advancing.

    You should be under doctor care when coming off the alcohol.

    The side effects of doing so can be reduced by the medications

    the doctor can provide. He can also monitor you to be sure

    that your body is able to adjust and handle what is taking place.

    It can be dangerous if this isn't done.

    Best wishes to you. It is hard to come off the alcohol and you

    seemed strong willed enough to do it.

    I hope this information has been of help to you.

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

    Fatty liver disease affects a whopping 30% of the population. That's 30 out of every 100 people! And some estimates have it at 33%.

    And if you're overweight, it's even worse overweight people are extremely more likely than healthy weight individuals to develop this condition.

    In other words, you're not alone. Not by a long shot.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Fatty liver has many different symptoms such as:There are typically no symptoms of fatty liver. Some people experience fatigue or vague abdominal discomfort. The liver may become slightly enlarged—which your doctor will notice with a thorough physical exam.

    If the liver has become inflamed, there may be other symptoms, such as poor appetite, weight loss, and feeling extremely weak, sick, or tired.

    To know more details how to treat fatty liver, what is the causes and symptoms, you can refer to :


    Hope this useful!

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  • 3 years ago

    Keep cut-up vegetables and fruits in the fridge to pick up for snacks or easy foods.

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  • 3 years ago

    place less foods out there and you will consider a lesser amount of within

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  • Adam
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    fresh fruit in small amounts. very little loaf of bread or maybe carbs

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Don't just stay there! Do squats while combing your teeth, calf raises while standing in line, or lunges while chatting for the phone.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    in the event that you'll want the nice, consume some sort of fresh fruit. or perhaps a piece of food

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  • 4 years ago

    Add an extra five minutes in your cardio routine.

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  • 4 years ago

    in the event you'll want some sort of sweet, try to eat some sort of fresh fruit. or possibly a cookie

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