Alcoholic Hepatitis

Alcoholic Hepatitis

It is defined as the inflammation of the liver caused by the drinking of alcohol for many years. Link between alcohol drinking and hepatitis development is complex many people who drink massively does not develop hepatitis but some people developed at moderate level of drinking.


Below mention are the signs and symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis:

  • Nausea and vomitingAcute Liver Failure
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Fever

Following factors involved in the development of alcoholic hepatitis:

  • Lack of machinery to break down the alcoholic toxic
  • Chemicals trigger the inflammation
  • Irreversible scarring
  • Malnutrition
  • Hepatitis C and B virus

Complications of alcoholic hepatitis includes:


To reduce the risk of alcoholic hepatitis follow the below mention advice:

  • Check before taking medications along with alchol
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Protect from hepatitis virus

It is important to diagnose this at early stage before it produced signs, and further complications occurs, your doctor might recommend the following tests after physical examination:

  • Liver function test
  • Blood test: check the total blood count.
  • Imaging test: to rule out an abnormality in liver normal structure
  • Liver biopsy: to check the cirrhosis formation

Treatment include the following option:

  • Avoid drinking alcohol
  • Counseling
  • Reduce malnutrition
  • Take medications to reduce inflammation like steroids
Lifestyle and Home Remedies
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat healthy food
  • Add protein and healthy fats in your diet
  • Take proper amount of sleep
  • Exercise regularly
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