Alcoholic liver disease is an alcoholic liver disease caused by long-term excessive drinking. It mainly includes alcoholic fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and alcoholic cirrhosis. Alcoholic liver (alcoholic liver is a popular name for alcoholic liver disease) is more common in western countries, and 80% to 90% of the causes of cirrhosis are caused by drinking.
Before, alcoholic liver cirrhosis in China was relatively rare, so it did not attract enough attention. But with the increase in domestic per capita alcohol consumption, alcoholic liver disease has become a health killer that cannot be ignored.
What are the manifestations of alcoholic liver disease?
1. Alcoholic fatty liver.
Most of these patients are moderately obese and usually asymptomatic, but they can also have hepatitis-like gastrointestinal symptoms, such as liver pain, epigastric discomfort, and abdominal pain. Very few patients are accompanied by jaundice, edema, and vitamin deficiency.
2. Alcoholic hepatitis.
Most of these patients have more severe gastrointestinal symptoms. The symptoms are mainly nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, and increased pain in the liver area. Severe symptoms may also manifest as acute severe hepatitis or liver failure.
3. Alcoholic cirrhosis.
Most of these patients are around 50 years old, and 80% have a history of heavy drinking for 5-10 years. Patients may experience symptoms of general liver cirrhosis. In addition, they are often accompanied by malnutrition, anemia, palmar, neuritis, muscle atrophy, parotid enlargement, and testicular atrophy.
The harm of alcoholic liver disease is also very great, so we must attach great importance to the treatment of alcoholic liver disease. To prevent alcoholic liver disease, it is necessary to drink less or not drink alcoholic beverages. If you drink alcohol, you need to supplement the high protein and high vitamin diet in time.