What is Alcoholic/Toxic Hepatitis?

Did you know hepatitis can also result from high toxins in the system, often caused by alcohol abuse? The liver’s primary function is to remove impurities from the blood, excessive alcohol consumption can eventually damage this organ.

As the liver has to constantly remove toxins, this creates inflammation and scarring, which interferes with overall function. Eventually, this damage becomes irreversible – which is called liver cirrhosis.

This type of hepatitis typically comes on gradually, but signs of this disease include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Low-grade fever
  • Weakness and chronic fatigue
  • Fluid accumulation in the abdomen
  • Confusion or behavioral changes

 Once the liver has been severely damaged, the only possible treatment is a liver transplant. Prevention is the best approach here. Be sure to limit your drinking to the recommended alcohol consumption based on your age, sex, and weight.

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