Can your liver fully repair its self after abstaining from
Patient :Can your liver fully repair its self after abstaining from alcohol. What I mean is if you are a reasonably heavy drinker will , will regular alcohol breaks to get your GGT levels back to normal allow full liver repair and not increase the risk of cirrhosis?
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It all depends on the injury that has already taken place.
If there is only alcohol-induced fatty liver, it usually improves after abstain
Yes your liver enzymes are raised which are probably due to alcohol consumption. Since you have stopped alcohol consumption, your liver enzymes are improving and gradually they will reach the normal limits.I would advise you to get Ultrasound Abdomen done to see for status of the liver.
You would require to stick to "No Alcohol" regimen and reduce your weight, reduce fat in diet and if required your doctor may prescribe you Ursodeoxycholic Acid for the same. Make sure that you don't take any painkillers without your doctor's advice.
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