How Long Does It Take To Rejuvenate The Liver? Mainly Due To Alcohol Abuse.


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James Kent answered
The liver can repair itself from damage from alcohol, unless you drink so much for so long that you get cirriosis of the liver, in one to two months.

Along with the central nervous system, the liver suffers the most from alcohol consumption. Your liver can only handle a certain amount of alcohol in any given time (one unit an hour). If you are drinking quickly, your liver cells will have to work overtime to process the alcohol. When this is more than the liver can deal with, the excess is transported to the rest of your organs.

Your liver needs water to do its job. As alcohol acts as a diuretic (makes you pass urine), it dehydrates you and forces the liver to divert water from elsewhere.  When the liver is processing alcohol it produces a substance called acetaldehyde. This has a toxic effect on the liver itself, as well as the brain and stomach lining. This is what causes your hangover.

Acetaldehyde is subsequently broken down into a chemical called acetate, which is broken down further into carbon dioxide and water outside the liver.

Regular and heavy drinking over time can strain or disrupt this process, leading to alcoholic liver disease. The first stage of disease may not seem all that significant but must be acted upon. The later stages are very serious and can threaten your life.
Mila Cotta Profile
Mila Cotta answered
It depends on how much damage is done to the liver. If it's slightly damaged then eventually it can repair itself back but if it's severly damaged then it can't.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The liver can regenerate itself.  This can take about 6 mo.
Steven Vakula Profile
Steven Vakula answered
You can't, it is damaged it is damaged you can maintain it but not rejuvenate the organ. That is why they have Liver transplants. Once you damage the organ it is damaged.
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Steven Vakula
Steven Vakula commented
There is probably other damage or they fear he may just continue drinking? Your also welcome.
Anonymous commented
The liver is the only internal organ that can rejuvenate itself from 25-30% integrity. I'm 29 and have drank as a bender drinker fifths at a time for 14 years, having episodes of withdrawal, memory loss, hallucinations, anxiety, seizures, etc. And went to hospital and they said i had the most amazing liver enzymes they had ever seen for a drinker. It also depends on the person (as cliche as that is) but i only weigh 140 lbs and that liver test was from 4 years ago.
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Steven Vakula commented
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