This category contains information for patients, their families and caregivers about Alcoholic Liver Disease.

Information includes the three distinct conditions which are caused by alcohol abuse. Any, or all, of the conditions may occur at the same time.

  • Fatty Liver (Steatosis): Accumulation of fat within the primary cells of the liver.
  • Alcoholic Hepatitis: Acute or chronic inflammation of the liver.
  • Alcoholic Cirrhosis: Nodule formation and fibrosis, which interferes with blood flow in the liver.
Alcohol And Liver Disease
Provides information on liver function, how alcohol is processed in the body, problems from excessive use, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
Alcoholic Liver Disease
Discusses the three diseases directly related to alcohol abuse, their specific symptoms, and treatment. Includes links to additional information.
Alcoholic Liver Disease
Chapter from The Cleveland Clinic Disease Management Project offers a definition, prevalence, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, therapy, and outcomes.
MedlinePlus: Alcoholic Liver Disease
Illustrated article provides definition, causes and risk factors, symptoms, signs and tests, and treatment information. Includes complications, prognosis, and support group links.
NHS Choices: Alcoholic Liver Disease
Provides information on this condition caused by alcohol misuse. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications, prevention and living with the disease.
Research Center for Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Diseases
Information about research programs at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
Alcohol and the Liver: Research Update
Explains the prevalence of this disease, details how alcohol damages the liver, medication interactions, and prospects for treatment. From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (October 01, 1998)
Last update:
October 17, 2016 at 2:58:55 UTC
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