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What is alcoholic hepatitis?
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Herein, how serious is alcoholic hepatitis?
Alcoholic hepatitis can be either mild or severe. It is possible to reverse the condition by ceasing to drink alcohol. Severe alcoholic hepatitis can occur without warning, leading to life-threatening complications, such as liver failure.
Beside above, what are the first signs of liver damage from alcohol? Many people have heard of signs and symptoms of alcoholic liver disease such as jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes), fatigue and digestive issues.
- Low-grade fever.
- Loss of appetite.
- Tenderness in the right upper abdomen.
- Weight loss.
Subsequently, question is, is alcoholic hepatitis reversible?
Alcoholic hepatitis is sometimes reversible. If the condition isn't severe, individuals can recover from liver damage caused by alcohol abuse. Drinking alcohol also increases the risk of developing cirrhosis, a liver condition that can be deadly.
What is the difference between alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis?
There are important differences, but in general, hepatitis may or may not be reversible (curable) whereas cirrhosis refers to permanent scarring of the liver, often as the end result of chronic hepatitis.