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What causes swollen arms and stomach while suffering from alcoholic liver disease?

I have a alcohol liver I haven t drank since jan 16 2013 when I was diagnosed but I my new drink is coffee with cream & sugar but my problem is my upper arms are getting big & my left one fells like an elastic is around it my stomach also getting big like pregnant not my sides just front this morning I have pain upper right side under rib about 4 months ago I had pain told my Doctor about everything I just told you & she said liver has no pain & has no idea why my arms feel like that can you help me under stand. I am 53yrs old weight 155 lbs Thank you from Kathy
Fri, 31 Jul 2020
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Hello,

Eating too much salty food, being overweight, side effects of certain medicines like blood pressure medicines, contraceptive pills, antidepressants or steroids, medical conditions like thyroid issues, liver or kidney issues, etc may cause swollen arms and stomach. You are suggested to do regular exercise and walking. Avoid sedentary lifestyle. Since you have a history of alcoholic live disease you should avoid spicy, oily junk food, cut on carbs and sugars, stay away from dairy products and refined flour.

Cut on addictions if any, take fruits, berries, veggies, whole cereals and home made nutritious food. Get a thorough medical examination done, get blood and imaging tests done to detect the pathology causing you the discomfort and get treated at the earliest. You should reduce weight and maintain healthy BMI. You get the pain because your BMI is high for the system to support. Take boiled food and to ease out pain you can take Acetaminophen or Combiflam, one SOS when needed.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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What causes swollen arms and stomach while suffering from alcoholic liver disease?

Hello, Eating too much salty food, being overweight, side effects of certain medicines like blood pressure medicines, contraceptive pills, antidepressants or steroids, medical conditions like thyroid issues, liver or kidney issues, etc may cause swollen arms and stomach. You are suggested to do regular exercise and walking. Avoid sedentary lifestyle. Since you have a history of alcoholic live disease you should avoid spicy, oily junk food, cut on carbs and sugars, stay away from dairy products and refined flour. Cut on addictions if any, take fruits, berries, veggies, whole cereals and home made nutritious food. Get a thorough medical examination done, get blood and imaging tests done to detect the pathology causing you the discomfort and get treated at the earliest. You should reduce weight and maintain healthy BMI. You get the pain because your BMI is high for the system to support. Take boiled food and to ease out pain you can take Acetaminophen or Combiflam, one SOS when needed. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician