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Drinking vodka everyday, running, lifting weights. Could drinking lots of alcohol cause liver damage?

I am 26. I have been drinking about 400-500ml of vodka about 6 nights per week for about 5 months. I run roughly 30-50 miles per week and i lift weights 4-5 times a week. I am actually quite fit physically although i drink so much. I have never made myself sick from drinking and don t go beyond feeling a nice little buzz. My only concern is, in that time span could i have done any damage to my liver or does doing lots of exercise keep my liver in good health
Asked On : Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Hi ,

Drinking a lot for a long period of time surely causes a lot of liver damage irrespective of whether you are fit or not. Sometimes genetics also plays a role as in some people who drink develop liver damage faster based on genetic causes however every person who drinks for a long time irrespective of his genetic make up does develop liver damage of some grade of the other. My advise cut down on drinking.

Hope this helps

Dr. Om Lakhani
Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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