It is important to know how long had you been drinking 6 beers/ a day prior to
switching to 12 pcks/ once a week . Binge drinking
does do as much or more damage
to your liver . Initially you will develop a condition called "Fatty Liver
" which will cause
your liver enzymes to be abnormal . Also, alcoholic hepatitis
can occur. Your weight
needs to come down by at least another 20 lbs. Beer can make you retain fluids
and add to the wight. If you want to stay healthy and qualify for insurance, I suggest
you quit drinking beer altogether for at least 2-3 months. Drinking 1-2 beers a day
or having a glass of red wine will be O.K. if your liver is not already damaged. Good
diet of proteins
, fresh fruits and vegetables and adequate fliuid intake is advisable.
There are no reliable home tests for liver function.