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What is Alcoholic liver disease?

What is Alcoholic liver disease?

Alcoholic liver disease includes several serious diseases that are the result of excessive alcohol consumption, including ...more »

  • Alcoholic liver disease: Alcoholic liver disease is the major cause of liver disease in Western countries, (in Asian countries, viral hepatitis is the major cause). It arises from the excessive ingestion of alcohol.

Alcoholic liver disease: Introduction

Types of Alcoholic liver disease:

Types of Alcoholic liver disease:

Broader types of Alcoholic liver disease:

How many people get Alcoholic liver disease?

Prevalance of Alcoholic liver disease: More than 2 million Americans (NIAAA)
Prevalance Rate of Alcoholic liver disease: approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Alcoholic liver disease: More than 2 million Americans suffer from alcohol-related liver disease. (Source: excerpt from Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA)

How serious is Alcoholic liver disease?

Complications of Alcoholic liver disease: see complications of Alcoholic liver disease
Prognosis of Alcoholic liver disease: If drinking stops, this condition often is reversible. (Source: excerpt from Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA) ... Although cirrhosis is not reversible, if drinking stops, one's chances of survival improve considerably. (Source: excerpt from Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA)
Deaths for Alcoholic liver disease: 11,958 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

What causes Alcoholic liver disease?

Causes of Alcoholic liver disease: see causes of Alcoholic liver disease
Risk factors for Alcoholic liver disease: see risk factors for Alcoholic liver disease

What are the symptoms of Alcoholic liver disease?

Symptoms of Alcoholic liver disease: see symptoms of Alcoholic liver disease

Complications of Alcoholic liver disease: see complications of Alcoholic liver disease

Alcoholic liver disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Alcoholic liver disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Alcoholic liver disease.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Alcoholic liver disease: see treatments for Alcoholic liver disease
Research for Alcoholic liver disease: see research for Alcoholic liver disease

Society issues for Alcoholic liver disease


Hospitalization statistics for Alcoholic liver disease: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Alcoholic liver disease:

  • 0.15% (19,130) of hospital consultant episodes were for alcoholic liver disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for alcoholic liver disease required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for alcoholic liver disease were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for alcoholic liver disease were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for alcoholic liver disease required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Alcoholic liver disease:

Organs and body systems related to Alcoholic liver disease include:

Name and Aliases of Alcoholic liver disease

Main name of condition: Alcoholic liver disease

Other names or spellings for Alcoholic liver disease:

Alcoholic cirrhosis

Alcoholic liver disease: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Alcoholic liver disease:

 

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