Liver Disease

This past March, The New York Times had a article about alcohol-related liver disease. It is the leading cause of death from heavy or excessive drinking. According to The Times, death from this disease have risen 39 percent recently.

The temperance movement was very concerned with liver disease and tried to educate young people about the dangers of drinking. Here is a link to a post from almost sixteen years ago.

Cirrohosis,  which devlops after many years of heavy drinking, is usually irreversible. It is a contributing factor to over fifty percent of  liver cancer cases. Here is post about that from 2010.

Recently I have had a variety of stomach issues so I haven’t been drinking. Coffee has also been affecting my stomach. I enjoy both but I am currently chosing to have one cup of coffee a day and no alcohol.

Here is picture of a healthy liver and then one with cirrohosis.

 

 

 

 

Cirrohotic Liver

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