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Alcohol and Fatty Liver Disease: Symptoms, Cause, Effect, Outlook

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What is the link between Alcohol and Fatty Liver Syndrome?

This post is mainly aimed at those searching for information about alcohol and fatty liver syndrome, but it’s normal to have a bit of fat around the liver. Normal liver fat percentage is less than 5%. If your liver contains above this level, you may have fatty liver disease.
There are two types of fatty liver syndrome, alcoholic fatty liver syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver syndrome
This is a reversible condition that has been linked with alcohol consumption. It is said that 90 – 100 percent of drinkers will develop fatty liver disease.

What are the Symptoms of Fatty Liver Syndrome?

  • Swollen belly
  • Muscle wasting
  • Easily Bruised
  • Itchy skin
  • Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
  • Poor memory
  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Passing or bringing up blood

Treatment for Fatty Liver Syndrome

Treatment for alcoholic fatty liver syndrome involves stopping drinking completely. It also will involve lifestyle changes to reduce the risks of the condition being made worse through your diet or other areas in your life.

Outlook

Fatty liver syndrome is very treatable. The symptoms can be cured and the condition can be reversed provided the person follows the recommendations and changes their lifestyle. If the patient does not stop drinking, the condition could develop into alcoholic hepatitis or the often fatal cirrhosis of the liver.

Sources

http://www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/health-information/directory/f/fatty-liver-disease

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Alcohol & Fatty Liver Syndrome

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1 Comment

  1. Carol

    I have a sister age 50 who has been drinking heavy for years, it is on average anything between 5 and 10 whiskeys every morning then she stops until next morning. So she doesnt get drunk, she already has fatty liver is very obese and recently has been losing weight fast, has no appetite and I would say the memory and confusion in her head is so bad I have to constantly remind her of things. She will not listen as she can stop drinking after 11am everyday, she has swollen stomach and legs easy bruising basicLly every symptom except jaundice. I have saw her easily buy 2 litre bottles of whiskey a week so its increasing

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