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Advanced Liver Disease and still drinking

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 3, 2011
  • 01:26 PM

My husband was diagnosed with Advanced Liver Disease in June of 2010. His liver is "rather small", and his liver no longer functions above about 5-10% of capacity. He has severe cirrhosis of the liver. His only option according to the doctors is a transplant.

He is suppose to take meds for the following:
Increase Bowl Movements
Diuretics
Portal Hypertension
which he does not take. He also continues to drink beer. His reasoning is because the beer "doesn't bother" him. He thinks this because he doesn't have the jaundice, ascites, and adema any longer.

I know there is no way to estimate how long he will live, but i was wondering if anyone had any idea of how much more damage and how fast the damage is occuring with his continuing to drink beer?

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