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The Spectrum of Alcoholic Liver Disease

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi


Alcoholic Liver Disease is the third leading preventable cause of death in the world.

Alcoholic liver disease is the spectrum of injuries to the liver that result from the excessive consumption of alcohol. The spectrum encompasses simple steatosis to cirrhosis. It includes fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis and chronic hepatitis with liver fibrosis or cirrhosis.

Alcoholic liver disease is also the oldest form of liver disease known to humankind and the third leading preventable cause of death in the world. Since 1980 alcohol consumption has been rising steadily.

Research has shown alcohol consumption to be correlated with death from consequences such as injury, coronary and liver diseases.

Alcohol begins to damage the liver after years of heavy drinking. It begins by causing inflammation to the liver and then over time scarring and cirrhosis occur.

There are different types of alcoholic liver disease:

Fatty Liver Disease: The build-up of extra fat on liver cells.

Alcoholic Hepatitis: The liver swells and becomes damaged.

Alcoholic Cirrhosis: The scarring of the liver. Hard scar tissue begins to replace healthy tissue.

Between 10% and 20% of heavy drinkers ultimately develop cirrhosis. It is diagnosed by taking into account the patient’s history of drinking and blood testing. A liver biopsy may also need to be conducted in some cases.

We treat Alcoholic Liver Diseases first by revamping a person’s entire diet. No more sugary drinks, sodas or other irritants including of course alcohol and only limited healthy fats. Changes in diet help the liver to reverse protein and vitamin malnutrition often seen in alcoholics.

We also offer an array of supplements and treatments that are individualized. Our I.V. Glutathione is a great treatment choice. Recolonize, repair and restore gut function works to revive patients with any level of disease.  We have specialized injectable medicines from Germany to add to your bag of I.V. ozone or I.V. glutathione. Don't wait for a complete body breakdown. You can begin to reverse your chronic liver disease today.

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Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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