At Yashoda hospital, we provide expert specialty care for alcohol-related disorders and for several dysfunctions along with the entire gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver. Our alcohol-related disorder unit is well equipped with advanced technologies for the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of complex alcoholic fatty liver disease, acute alcoholic hepatitis, and alcoholic Cirrhosis.
Alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD) is a result of the damage to the liver from years of excessive drinking. Prolonged years of alcohol abuse can cause the liver to become inflamed and swollen. This damage can also develop scarring, known as Cirrhosis. The final stage of liver disease is Cirrhosis. Due to excessive alcohol consumption, liver disease is just one of the consequences. This is especially serious as liver failure can be fatal.
Depending on the stage of the diseases, the symptoms of ARLD are treated. There are three stages:
Some individuals with ARLD don’t have symptoms until the condition is advanced. Others start showing signs sooner. Symptoms of ARLD include:
Symptoms of ARLD may appear up more regularly after binge drinking.
What are the Diagnostic Procedures of Alcohol-Related Disorder at Yashoda Hospital?
ARLD is not the particular disease that can lead to liver damage. Your specialist will prefer to test the health of your liver to rule out other maladies. Your doctor may order:
Liver enzyme analyses are also carried in the liver function test. These tests measure the levels of three liver enzymes:
You’re expected to have ARLD if your AST level is two times higher than your ALT level.
How is Alcohol-Related Disorder Treated?
ARLD treatment includes two goals. The original is to help you stop drinking. This can inhibit further liver damage and promote healing. The second is to enhance your liver health.
If you have ARLD, your doctor may suggest:
It’s significant to note that taking vitamin A and alcohol together can be lethal. Only people who have quit drinking can have these supplements. Supplements will not cure liver disease, but they can avoid problems like malnutrition.