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Alcoholic, diabetic, random swelling of lips, neck, tongue. Sign of liver disease?

my mom is an alcoholic and diebetic and used to drink really heavily for years. SHe went to treatment several years ago and got healthy. Well now she has started drinking again. She has had 3 or 4 episodes of random swelling of her lips neck or tounge, what does that mean? should i be worried? is that a sign of liver diease?
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Usually swelling of lips, tongue and neck ared seen in allergic conditions (angio-oedema). In liver disease there could be parotod gland (salivary gland) swelling. The swelling if occurs as a part of whole boidy edema then it could be due to liver disease with hypoproteinemia and fluid retention.Anyway gewt checked with a gastro-enterologist. It is better avoid alcohol as this would further damage the physical, mental and social health. Get LFT (liver fujnction tests) done
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