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Alcoholic Liver Disease

As the name suggests, alcoholic liver disease is caused due to excessive and abusive consumption of alcohol. This is common and preventable. People who drink more than two alcoholic drinks per day are at risk of liver disorders, the most common symptoms of which include nausea, diarrhea, anorexia, abdominal pain, and jaundice. In addition to medical history and a comprehensive physical examination, there may be biochemical tests, ultrasound, CT scan, or liver biopsy to help diagnosis of the disease. The most important step toward treatment is immediate and total abstinence from alcohol. Other treatments depend on the patient's age, medical history, extent of the disease, and medical tolerances.