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What Are The Ill Effects Of Alcoholism?

Going through rehab for alcoholism I was told that if your tolerence for alcohol decreases that means that your liver is not good. This was around 3 years ago. Since then I have noticed that my tolerence for alcohol has decreased. I went in for detox back in June this year and asked them about my liver and was told that my liver was fine. I have never had the jaundice look that I have heard about. Are there possibly other health problems I may not know about? I am in an outpatient rehab program and a counselor there told me that my tolerence was going down and that is not good but did not give my an answer why. However the nurses in detox told me that if your tolerence goes down it does not mean that you have liver damage. So my question is I guess what does it mean?
Mon, 12 Jun 2017
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Only from external tests it is not possible to tell about liver damage. You need to do a biopsy for that and there is no relation between tolerance and liver damage.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. B.dinesh
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What Are The Ill Effects Of Alcoholism?

Hello, Only from external tests it is not possible to tell about liver damage. You need to do a biopsy for that and there is no relation between tolerance and liver damage. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. B.dinesh