What is alcoholic hepatitis?
Alcoholic hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by excessive alcohol consumption. According to the American Liver Foundation, alcoholic hepatitis occurs in up to 35 percent of heavy drinkers.
The condition varies in severity. Milder cases may develop slowly, and are often reversible if they are caught in time. Severe cases may develop quickly, and lead to life-threatening complications.
Although this illness mainly affects heavy drinkers, there are cases of moderate drinkers developing alcoholic hepatitis as well. If you drink regularly, it’s important to be aware of this condition, and how it can be treated or prevented.
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