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The one from the NIH said that cirrhosis is confirmed with a biopsy. It is the final stage of chronic liver disease. It is usually not reversible. It usually the result of long term, heavy drinking but can happen from moderate use. It my have slow onset of symptoms or sudden onset.
Heavy drinking is defined by 3 or more drinks per day.
Alcoholic hep is not the same as Viral Hep A B and C. By definition it means "Inflammation of the liver caused by drinking alcohol" This they can tell by blood test. This is a reversible condition by abstaining from alcohol. Once the inflammation goes down, then you no longer have this.
So based on these, it do not think you can confirm cirrhosis from a blood test..
Fatty liver disease is screened by a blood test and confirmed with an imaging study. It is also reversible by avoiding alcohol if that is the cause.
You can also improve the health of your liver by improving your diet.
Of course, I do not have enough information to give you much incite into your specific condition..and I do not know what your Dr saw...but I am glad to hear you are taking your health seriously! This kind of thing is no joke,
Hope this info helps!
· 7 years ago