Alcoholic hepatitis refers an inflammatory condition on the liver, which is caused by heavy consumption of alcohol for many years. There is a complex between alcohol and alcoholic hepatitis.
What causes alcoholic hepatitis?
When someone takes alcohol, it gets processed in the liver. And alcohol produces highly toxic chemical, which injure liver cells, causing inflammation and leading to alcoholic hepatitis.
What are the symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis?
Alcoholic hepatitis causes some symptoms.
– Yellow skin and white eyes
– Poor appetite
– Nausea and vomiting
– Fatigue and weakness
– Fever, often low grade
– Abdominal tenderness
– Easy bleeding or bruising
What tests should be taken for the diagnosis of alcoholic hepatitis?
To diagnose alcoholic hepatitis, your doctor will suggest you to take physical exam as follows:
– Complete blood count
– Liver function test
– Blood clotting test
– Abdominal CT scan
– Liver biopsy (if needed)
How is treated with alcoholic hepatitis?
If you’ve been diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis, you must stop drinking alcohol and never drink alcohol again. It’s the only way to possibly reverse liver damage or prevent the disease from worsening. People who don’t stop drinking are likely to develop a variety of life-threatening health problems.
Besides, if your condition is serious and you are looking for a natural remedy, Chinese herbal medicine is suggested. It shows no side effects and can repair the damaged liver cells, as well as improve liver function naturally.