The liver is the largest internal organ and has an important task to perform in our body. The liver helps with detoxification, regulates blood sugar and cholesterol levels, processes alcohol, medicines, fats, and proteins. Call Drug Treatment Centers Lakewood at (732) 730-5450 to learn more about alcohol-related liver disease and other effects of alcohol on our body.
An extra drink can be much more harmful to your liver than you can imagine. When you drink alcohol, it passes through your stomach and intestines, it is then absorbed into your bloodstream. Once alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream, it passes through the liver. Later, alcohol spreads around throughout the whole body.
The liver breaks down the alcohol in the body. However, your liver can process only certain amounts of alcohol. When you drink larger amounts of alcohol than your liver can process, the normal liver function may be disrupted. Thus, when your liver is constantly processing alcohol, liver cells may be destroyed and it may result in liver damage.
Drinking more than your liver can metabolize alters the way your liver functions. Later it may result in fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and alcoholic cirrhosis.
Some symptoms of liver disease may include:
Remember that each time you drink, your liver suffers. The more you drink, the higher the chances to develop a liver condition. Reducing your alcohol intake, or stopping altogether, can help your liver recover.
Here are some tips that will help you manage your drinking habits:
When you cannot stop drinking alcohol without help, look for a recovery program that will best fit you. If you are concerned about your, or someone else’s drinking habits, help is available. Please contact our Drug Treatment Centers Lakewood at (732) 730-5450. We will help!