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Alcohol damaged liver. Treatment?

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How ought I care for my alcohol damaged liver?
Posted Sun, 16 Jun 2013 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 2 hours later
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Was liver function test and ultrasound scan of the abdomen done?

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I have not had liver function test or scan.
However I fear that my binge drinking of alcohol has damaged it.
This is why I now wish to stop alcohol in take and care for my liver.
I regularly feel discomfort as in heartburn.
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 21 hours later
I would advise you to get ultrasound scan of the abdomen and the liver function test be done to assess the extent of damage to liver.
If the tests show that you have only a fatty liver and a normal liver function test, then quitting alcohol intake alone is enough.
On the other hand if the tests show anything like an alcoholic hepatitis or a cirrhosis of liver, then further testing may be required.
Hence discuss with your doctor about getting a ultrasound scan of abdomen and a liver function test done.

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