Alcoholic liver disease is an ever-growing health concern. I have experienced this in my immediate family and strongly believe that you or someone you know has a drinking problem. In this section on liver disease, I reveal what the liver does and the symptoms of a dysfunctional, alcohol induced liver.
What Is The Liver?
The liver is situated just under the right ribs and beneath the right lung. The liver is also the largest organ in your body that has a pyramid shape and divided into left and right lobes. There are also two sources from where the liver receives blood: The portal vein carries nutrient rich blood from the intestines and the hepatic artery delivers oxygen rich blood directly from the heart.
What Are Important Functions Of The Liver?
Secretes bile into the intestines to help absorb nutrients an example of this would be fats.
The liver aids the body in eliminating harmful toxic wastes from the body.
Creates most of the clotting factors that help us to not bleed too much when you get a cut.
Stores and breaks down many of the nutrients absorbed from the intestines that are needed for the body to function.
What Is The Definition Of Liver Disease?
A chronic or acute inflammation of the liver is induced by alcohol abuse. A number of years of excessive drinking can cause alcoholic liver disease. Acute alcoholic hepatitis can result from binge drinking. Malnutrition comes from consuming empty calories from alcohol and a reduction in appetite. The actual toxicity of the ethanol, genetic factors and individual susceptibility to alcohol-induced liver all play a role in the development of alcoholic liver disease.
Loss Of Appetite
Abdominal pain and tenderness
Also bloody or dark bowel movements
Redness on feet or hands
Breast development in males
Alcoholic liver disease is a pandemic problem that should be brought out in the open through more education and prevention.
As more information is uncovered this article will be updated.
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