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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

How many years of heavy drinking does it take to get cirrhosis?

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  • marty
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    About 10 to 20 percent of heavy drinkers usually develop cirrhosis after 10 or more years. Generally, drinking 80 grams of ethanol daily for 10 to 20 years is required to develop cirrhosis which corresponds to approximately one liter of wine, eight standard sized beers, or one half pint of hard liquor each day.

  • 1 month ago

    I honestly have no idea

  • Future
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    having a bad news day comrade?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Consuming 3 ounces a day involves drinking 6 cans of beer, 5 glasses of wine, or 6 shots of liquor. About half the men who drink more than 8 ounces of alcohol a day for 20 years develop cirrhosis. Generally, the more and the longer people drink, the greater their risk of alcoholic liver disease.

    https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/liver-and-gallbl...

    Underlying medical conditions, especially hepatitis, can also lead to an increased risk of alcoholic cirrhosis developing. It's not just heavy drinkers who get cirrhosis. Some people have damage to their liver and cirrhosis from only having two to four drinks per day.

    https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/alcohol-abuse/a...

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    As many as it takes

  • 1 month ago

    10 - 100 . Some drinkers get it young ,,,,, some never do .

  • 1 month ago

    It depends on a lot of factors, not just alcohol consumption. Bad nutrition, certain infections, hepatitis, obesity, high blood pressure, and many other things can increase the possibility of cirrhoses, even for people who are tee-total nondrinkers.

  • 1 month ago

    Depends on the drinker

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    TOO MANY variables to 'predict' that .................................

  • 1 month ago

    Most alcoholics dont develop cirrhosis, but it is usually 20+ years of heavy drinking. Honestly prolonged heavy drinking will put you at greater risk of colon cancer, cerebrovascular disease and heart disease than it will cirrhosis of the liver.

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