Liver Damage From Alcohol: Liver is one of the important organs of our body. To stay healthy, it is very important to have a healthy liver. A person cannot survive without liver. The liver plays an important role in maintaining your overall health. In such a situation, one should try to keep the liver healthy. Although today’s lifestyle includes alcohol. Most people consume alcohol, which is dangerous for the liver.
Alcohol causes liver diseases. Due to this there is a risk of liver inflammation or liver failure. Drinking too much alcohol causes scars in the liver which is known as cirrhosis. Therefore, if you drink, then it is important for you to know how much alcohol you should drink, so that it does not harm the liver.
How much alcohol should be drunk?
According to Drinkware, alcohol-related fatty liver disease develops in 90 percent of people who consume more than 40 grams or 4 units of alcohol per day. This would be the equivalent of 2 medium glasses of wine of about 12 percent ABV and less than 2 pints of regular strength 4 percent ABV.
effect of alcohol on liver
When we drink alcohol, the liver works to reduce toxic substances like alcohol. Enzymes found in the liver work to break down alcohol and help in removing it from the body. However, doing this for a long time starts affecting the liver. This starts the problem of fatty liver. Inflammation starts on the liver and scars start to form.
Although the liver has the ability to regenerate, sometimes some liver cells die while filtering alcohol. Consuming alcohol for a long time gradually damages the liver. If you stop drinking alcohol completely, then the liver starts improving.
Alcohol is more dangerous for women
It can be dangerous for the liver if you take a lot of drinks together and you already have any liver related disease or you have been affected by hepatitis C. This increases the risk of ARLD. At the same time, liver-related problems have been seen more in women than in men due to drinking alcohol.
test for liver
If you drink, then you should keep getting a liver test done from time to time. For liver tests, you can get a complete blood count (CBC), liver function test including liver enzyme test, an abdominal computed tomography CT scan, abdominal ultrasound and liver biopsy.
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