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chronic alchoholic liver disease

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Description

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a condition caused by excessive alcohol consumption that results in damage to the liver. It is a type of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and is characterized by inflammation and scarring of the liver. ALD can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure, and even death. Symptoms of ALD include jaundice, abdominal pain, fatigue, and weight loss. Treatment for ALD includes abstaining from alcohol, eating a healthy diet, and taking medications to reduce inflammation and protect the liver.

Synonyms
  • alcoholic liver disease
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