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Title: Alcohol Abuse - What It Is and Its Impact on The Liver


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Alcohol Abuse - What It Is and Its Impact on The
Liver
Alcohol in excessive amount always harm your
health. If you get addicted to it, the harm is
even more, and includes physical and mental
problems that can lead to treatment at the
rehabilitation centre. Rehab Healthcare is one of
the reputable drug rehab centres, helping people
to get rid of the addiction of alcohol and come
back to the regular and beautiful life. The
process involves an initial phase to alcohol
detox followed by prolonged psychological
intervention carried by professionals. Now, the
thing is, you dont need to reach the stage where
you have to be sent to a drug and alcohol rehab
clinic. Once you know how alcohol has an abusive
impact on your life, especially on your liver,
start taking a few steps back from being addicted
to it. Moreover, you should know about this and
spread awareness to keep your near and dear ones
from the negative impacts of alcohol. Now read on
to learn about alcohol abuse and its impact on
your liver.
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What is Alcohol Abuse?
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  • To be specific, alcohol abuse is a pattern of
    drinking alcohol that is more than recommended
    limits. People suffer from this situation when
    they drink too much alcohol at once or frequently
    drink in a week. In the beginning, you may not
    understand that it is taking over your life.
    However, soon, it will affect your work, routine
    activities, relationships, and finally, your
    health. If you drink too much at one time, it may
    result in alcohol poisoning.
  • How can you realise that you or anyone closer to
    you is suffering from alcohol abuse?
  • If someone is having more than 7 drinks per week
    or 3 drinks per occasion (in case of women)
  • If someone takes 14 drinks per week or over 4
    drinks per occasion
  • If you are more than 65 years and take 7 drinks
    per week and more than 3 drinks per occasion
  • Consuming this amount of alcohol can hugely
    affect your health, and the maximum damage is
    done on your liver.

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Impacts of Alcohol Abuse on Your Liver Too much
alcohol can take a toll on the health of your
liver. At the initial stage, you may not have any
realisation, but a prolonged habit can create a
deadly situation affecting your life. Chronic
alcoholism can hamper the effectiveness of
detoxification. Besides that, several other
diseases and liver disorders happen due to
alcohol addiction. Fatty Liver or Steatosis To
be precise, when fat deposits in your liver, it
is known as fatty liver. This is the most common
liver disease caused due to excessive alcohol
consumption. The threat of this disease is such
that you do not need to be an alcoholic for many
years. It can happen due to consuming too much
alcohol, even for a few days. Due to steatosis,
the liver function is impaired, causing
inflammation at the liver. If not diagnosed in
the first stage, it can lead to alcoholic
hepatitis.
Alcoholic Cirrhosis This is a more serious liver
disease caused due to excessive alcohol
consumption. The problem with this disease is
that the symptoms are not vivid at the initial
stage, they become more evident when it becomes
more serious. People suffering from alcoholic
liver cirrhosis have scars in the tissues of
their liver. These scars spread faster and damage
the growth of healthy liver cells. When the
growth of scar tissues increases a lot, the liver
stops functioning naturally, and it cannot
detoxify your body perfectly anymore. If not
diagnosed early, alcoholic cirrhosis can result
in lethal liver damage.
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  • Alcoholic Hepatitis
  • Alcoholic hepatitis is another liver disease
    ranging from medium to severe. The symptoms start
    slowly, and many people do not even realise that
    they have alcoholic hepatitis until it is much
    worse. The symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis are
  • Fever
  • Confusion
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea
  • Pale skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • If someone continues drinking while having this
    problem, or leaves it undiagnosed, he can suffer
    from fatal liver damage leading to liver failure.
    Furthermore, the failing liver is unable to clear
    waste materials from the body which then pass to
    the brain to cause a brain condition called
    Hepatic encephalopathy.

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So, here you get a thorough idea about alcohol
abuse and its impact on your liver. Not only
physical damages, but alcoholism can also cause
mental illness. It may cause illusion, confusion,
lack of decisiveness, and many other issues that
are enough to hamper your professional and
personal life. Thus, if you or someone you know
is suffering from alcohol abuse, it is high time
to contact professionals at Rehab Healthcare to
get help in order to get back on the normal
stream of life.
https//rehabhc.co.uk/alcohol-abuse-what-it-is-and
-its-impact-on-the-liver/
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