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    Can marijuana and smoking worsen the alcoholic cirrhosis liver?

Hi Doctor, I am a 52 year old female weighing 164lbs and 5'7" tall. About 6 months ago I was diagnosed with alcoholic cirrhosis liver condition caused by drnking much alcohol. I worry I don't sleep or eat and suffer from great anxiety. Will smoking or ingesting marijuana make my liver condition worsen? It will help with sleeping, eating and anxiety. I don't know much about marijuana use and need this info.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016
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Hi welcome to the health care magic

Smoking and Marijuana can lead aggravation of liver problem....

Smoking can lead fibrosis and also chance of cancer.. So avoid smoking...

Green leafy vegetables and fruits useful for you

You will be prescribed beta blocker if portal hypertension present...

If edema present diuretic given

TIPSS and Liver transplantation are some modality

Regular exercise done

So don't be panic, avoid stress and consult gastroenterologist for examination


Take care
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