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Regular drinker,high GGT,cholesterol,triglycerides,liver regeneration time after quitting alcohol

I am a 62 yo female. I drink at least 3 glasses of wine per day leading up to and with dinner. I do not allow myself any Alcohol Free Days. If I stopped drinking alcohol, approximately how long would the liver require to regenerate itself? My blood test reading for GGT is 43, outside the norm for Australia. Cholesterol is 6.0 and Trigs 1.3.
Asked On : Fri, 11 May 2012
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The liver is very resilient and a very tough organ. It takes lots of abuse before it becomes too damaged to function. As long as you don't have any viral hepatitis or other liver diseases, your liver enzymes should return to within normal limits. Quitting alcohol is the best possible thing you can do for your liver. Together with losing weight and cutting down on the fat in your diet, you should return to normal within a relatively short period of time (a few months perhaps). It is impossible to give you a definite time because each individual person has many different variables that affect the progress of your health care endeavors.
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