Is there any way to prevent liver disease other then not drinking alcohol?
Topic: Is there any way to prevent liver disease other then not drinking alcohol?
June 18, 2019 / By Cristen Question:
if a person chooses to drink alcohol are there any methods to prevent or reduce liver damage like taking milk thistle or other liver herbs and drinking water, exercise and healthy diet? My sister is a heavy drinker she is 24 and has been drinking ever since she was 19. She does not understand the consequnences of heavy drinking so she says she is not going to stop and will carry on partying through life I mean if she's not going to stop I am sure I can't force her to and neither can nobody else but she is young and naive and just living for todays and not tommorows satisfaction not thinking of the consequeneces of drinking too much, fatty liver, cirrhosis and all those liver dieases caused by high alcohol consumption. She says she will deal with it when it happens. Her doctor told her that she should only have one drink a day since this is the maximum that is considered safe for a woman but she ignores all advice and just does what she wants. I mean if she is not going to stop drinking are there at least some vitamins or supplements that can reduce her isk of getting liver disease from drinking? someone recommened please.
P.S. I have told my sister that since she can't stop drinking she might be alcoholic and advised her to at least give AA a try she refuses. I don't know what else can be done. She says she is planning to drink and wont stop for nobody not even her 4 year old son.
She also thinks liver disease is not caused by just alcohol alone. She thinks a person must have hepatitis c with alcohol abuse combined to get liver disease.
Best Answers: Is there any way to prevent liver disease other then not drinking alcohol?
Bettie | 7 days ago
This question is about yourself, not your sister so why start lying about it now.
As for liver disease, nothing can stop liver disease.
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Originally Answered: How can one undo the effects of alcohol on their liver?
That is not true at all....... everyone telling you that it can't. The liver is very resiliant and is one of the few organs that CAN regenerate and repair itself. My husband was going to a gastroenterologist (liver doc) for years and he's the one who told me that it can and I've seen myself that my husband's liver enzymes did get better after he stopped drinking..... Look it up on any of the medical sites. Milk thistle also helps in repairing high liver enzymes.
you and your sister are both alcoholics and should seek help
from your multiple accounts, you have claimed this is you, and now its your sister.
please stop asking the same questions over and over, and either quit, don't quit, or get help
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There are many cause of liver cell damage:
alcohol consumption, medication toxification,
chemical exposure, fatty liver disease,
auto immune disease, metabolic disorders,
hereditary conditions, mushroom poisoning,
However, alcohol itself with nothing else can
cause serious liver cell damage. It can do this is a
number of different ways.
If you understand that the liver takes toxins in our bodies
and converts them to a non toxic form that the body can
easily dispose of, then you will understand what I post below:
1) overconsuming alcohol in a short time period can overwhelm
the liver. The liver converts the alcohol to acetaldehyde, then
to acetate, then to carbon dioxide and water. This is more
than a three step process. It has to be fully converted for
it not to become Toxic to the liver cells.
2) consuming alcohol over long time period can lead to
fat build up inside the liver (fat infiltration). This fat can cause
pressure on the liver cells to the point that it actually pushes
the nucleus of the liver cells out of place.
Any damage done to the liver cells will cause the immune system to
respond to this damage and will cause inflammation to
develop inside the liver. This will cause the liver to
enlarge in size. The spleen also enlarges.
3) Some peoples bodies are more sensitive to alcohol than
others are and some are even allergic to it. That is why some
people can drink all their lives and not have liver disease and
for others, it doesn't take much to cause this serious disease.
4) Taking medication with alcohol or close to the time the
medication is taken can cause an interaction between them
that can "instantly" damage the liver cells.
Most transplant center require that a patient be detoxed from
alcohol for a period of six months prior to being allowed
to be evaluated for the transplant list. (many can die during
this time period). A liver transplant costs in the range
of $300,000 and up (that is not counting the cost of
the expensive immune suppressive drugs they have to
take the rest of their lives). You will not have the transplant
unless you have the best insurance or find a way to collect
the money needed to pay for one. You will go through a
evaluation process of seeing many doctors and having
tests done, before they will make a decision whether you
will be placed on the transplant list. If you drink while
on the list, you will be moved to the bottom of the list
or taken off it completely. There are no guarantees
that an organ will be available to be transplanted,
even if you reach the top of the list.
Alcohol can make a person more prone to contact other
things like Hepatitis C or even Cancer
The liver is a very quiet organ about damage done to it.
Patients may have no symptoms at all or may just feel
tired or have flu like symptoms that are usually mistaken
for something else. The liver cells are what does the
functions of the liver to keep the body well...over 500
of them. When the liver cells functions starts to decline,
the first (but not always) sign is Jaundice which is
the yellowing of the white of the eyes and skin.
If the liver cells start to die off, there is no turning back.
This forms scar tissue inside the liver that will block the
flow of blood through the liver on its way back to the heart
and also block the flow of blood to the functioning and
regenerating liver cells and they will die off, also.
This is then known as Cirrhosis of the liver.
Patient who have this disease will end up looking like
a skeleton will a belly that looks like they are carrying
triplets (but full of fluid). This will make it difficult to breathe
and also to eat. They will start to lose muscles. They will
become easily confused and disoriented and will need
someone to take care of them and handle all their affairs
for them. They will have sleep pattern changes and tremors.
They can start to throw up blood in their sputum and vomit
and may bleed from the rectum. They can bleed and
bruise very easily since the liver cannot longer make
clotting factors. This disease is horrible to watch someone
Being detoxed from alcohol should be done under a doctors
care. Sometimes he will refer a patient to a detox center at
the hospital. He has drugs that can help patients symptoms
of being detoxed (by lessening their effects). And he will
monitor to the patient to be sure that it hasn't become too
much for their body to handle.
I hope this information has been of some help.
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Don't just have there! Do squats while combing your teeth, calf raises even though standing in line, or lunges while chatting about the phone.
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Originally Answered: Drinking alcohol contribute to weight gain?
At the age of 64 (2006) I had to go into rehab and then joined AA, I can now get into the same suit I first got married in, (1967).
No not this one, http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3249/2682171149_9b7108a37d_o.jpg this was taken nearly two years ago, my wife is also a recovered alcoholic.
So to answer your question, not only will you lose weight (calorie intake) you will feel an awful lot better.
EDIT: I hope all has gone well for you Nicolee, for you and others who are interested in calorie intake, this is a very good site for your information.