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Alcoholic liver disease

Alcoholic liver disease is a condition that affects heavy drinkers and mainly men who are between 40-50 years of age. The liver is a very important organ in our body that has many functions and jobs, mainly filtering the blood of toxins and when someone drinks heavily the healthy tissue in the liver will get replaced by scar tissue which will result in your liver not working or functioning properly. The chances of getting alcoholic liver disease increase the longer you have been drinking and due to the amount of alcohol intake. This disease can also be hereditary.


There may not be any symptoms at the beginning of the disease until the liver has become severely damaged. If this is the case, then some of the symptoms that people experience are weight loss, nausea, jaundice, bloating, ankles swelling, vomiting (sometimes blood) and tiredness. These are all signs that your liver is unable to function well anymore and to stop drinking and seek treatment. If it goes untreated as well as these symptoms persisting, you may also suffer from itchiness, redness on the palms of your hands, breast swelling (especially in men) and problems thinking. This condition can also result in death if drinking persists.