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Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: Is there any way to know if Liver is affected by alchohol?I take drinks daily not more than 3-4 pegs of 60 ml with water.
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Answered by Dr. Sunil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Go for liver function test.

Detailed Answer:
Hello there.
Thanks for query.
Yes as per your query go for the following tests-
Liver function tests - Enzyme levels would be checked by drawing 5ml of blood.
Ultra sound abdomen- To rule out liver cirrhosis or fat deposition due to alcohol.

If they are normal your liver is normal.

Theoretically 60 ml of alcohol taken twice a week is not harmful.

Suggestion-
Go for tests and follow up with reports.

Thanks.
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