alcohol induced liver disease

Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease is a condition that can be complex as it can be both Acute and Chronic inflammation of the liver

There may be a possibility of necrosis of liver that is often induced by excess Alcohol

In many cases liver diseases can be reversible.

80% affected by Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease have consumed alcohol over 5 years.

It is commonly seen in individuals prior to cirrhosis.

Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver)

Fatty liver is seen in 10-15% of those who consume over 30g of alcohol daily for over 10 years.

Genetic factors may have some role

Other associated factors are obesity and hepatitis.

Symptoms 

  • Enlarged liver
  • Nausea
  • Jaundice
  • Pain
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Encephalopathy
  • Enlarged spleen
  •  and others

Diagnosis

  • Liver biopsy may be appropriate for findings of fatty liver
  • CT and MRI may be helpful

Treatment:

  • Stop consuming alcohol
  • Nutrition supplements may be necessary – thiamine, folic acid, Vitamins
  • Corticosteroids
  • .  Pentoxfylline  in serious cases

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome  add thiamine

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