Alcohol related liver disease


Excessive consumption of alcohol at a single instance or over a course of time can result in liver damage.  Alcohol related liver disease can be at different stages from mild steatohepatitis to severe alcoholic liver cirrhosis. This is a chronic condition and  develops over time.


Liver metabolizes 90% of the alcohol consumed in the body. The byproducts released during breakdown can directly affect the liver cells (hepatocytes).


Symptoms typically appear only after a significant amount of liver damage has occurred as mostly the liver can regenerate itself.

Risk Factors

Guidelines on alcohol consumption


A detailed history of current and past alcohol consumption is taken . The doctor will also conduct a thorough physical examination.  Diagnostic tests involve