Symptoms of alcohol-related liver diseases. What quantity of alcohol usage should be seen as being a risk to the liver?
Hello, Any amount of alcohol can produce damage to the liver. It is the only organ in the body that is able to regenerate. With most organs, such as the heart, the damaged tissue is replaced with a scar, like on the skin. Once scar tissue has developed it is very difficult to reverse that process. What are the early symptoms of liver diseases caused due to the consumption of alcohol? What quantity of alcohol usage should be seen as being a risk to the liver?
@brieg It does not usually cause any symptoms until the liver has been severely damaged, symptoms include weight loss, loss of appetite, jaundice, swelling in the ankles and tummy, confusion or drowsiness, and passing blood in your stools. Any amount of alcohol can produce damage to the liver. If an individual has an underlying liver condition such as hepatitis B or C, or prior damage from alcohol or other diseases, the liver is very sensitive to any amount of alcohol. In those conditions, the only safe dose of alcohol is zero. If you regularly drink alcohol to excess then please avoid it. Thanks!