Alcohol abuse causes alcoholic liver disease. Some people are more susceptible to this disease than others with some moderate drinkers suffering more damage than certain heavy drinkers. Each time you drink, there will be some effect on your liver, and with time and if your body is vulnerable, you may develop serious consequences.
Alcoholic liver disease generally steals upon you. You may not experience any discomfort or only some mild non-specific symptoms. You will continue to live your normal life consuming alcohol as you please even as your liver slowly fails.
The common symptoms of alcoholic liver disease include fatigue, jaundice, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, swelling in the legs and itchy skin and loss of weight.
Alcohol damage occurs in three (i) fatty liver (ii) alcoholic hepatitis (iii) cirrhosis. If left untreated, cirrhosis could lead to complete liver failure and liver cancer.
We offer advanced diagnostic tests including liver function test, unltrasound scan and biopsy to test the condition of your liver.