Hepatitis from alcohol use

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Hepatitis from alcohol use

Hepatitis from alcohol use



It is a disease in which the hepatitis is swollen and irritated. can be treated, but must stop drinking If continued, the liver worsens to cirrhosis and subsequently develops liver cancer. Incurable cirrhosis is caused by the destruction of liver tissue and being replaced by scarring, resulting in worse liver function and stop working The disease occurs in people over 30 years of age.
cause
caused by drinking large amounts of alcohol for many years

symptom
There will be no symptoms until the liver collapses. The symptoms are similar to that of a viral infection of the liver. Initial symptoms include a rash, joint pain, and flu-like symptoms. Usually, people who drink alcohol tend to be malnourished. As the disease progresses, symptoms include yellowing of the skin, yellowing of the eyes, pale stools, dark urine, general itching, high body temperature. Abdominal fluid builds up, causing it to grow in size, causing pain, pain in the liver, confusion, and coma.

diagnosis
The doctor made a diagnosis based on the history of alcohol use. Blood tests that indicate liver inflammation and abdominal examination revealed that the liver was enlarged To confirm the diagnosis by taking a biopsy for examination In which biopsy is examined by using a needle to pierce through the skin to cut a biopsy for examination.

treatment
Treat according to symptoms. The goal is to take care of the patient's body to be stronger. The key is to stop drinking. Patients may go to a treatment center to quit drinking. The malnutrition Just eat healthy food. One of them must be high in calories and carbohydrates. or those who are very deficient in need of parenteral nutrition Eating foods that are low in sodium can help to partially prevent stomach enlargement. Vitamin supplements are also necessary for the body, such as vitamin B, folic acid, which will help the liver gradually improve, which may take weeks or even years.

Things to do
should stop drinking
Eat a balanced diet that is high in calories.
should get vitamins especially the B vitamins, folic
Daily activities should be changed. learn to exercise more
You should inform your doctor if you start to have symptoms suggestive of hepatitis.
You should inform your doctor if you have symptoms after drinking for a long time.


don't do
Do not drink alcohol, risk of liver cirrhosis.
Avoid eating high-sodium foods. The more the stomach grows
Do not use drugs that affect the liver, such as paracetamol.


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