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Alcohol-related liver disease


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There are no symptoms of alcohol-related liver disease at first. Symptoms like weight loss and swollen ankles may appear later on.

Stopping drinking can help improve alcohol-related liver disease. A liver transplant may be needed if the damage to the liver is severe.

The best way to prevent alcohol-related liver disease is to stop drinking alcohol or stick to the alcohol limits recommended by the NHS.

Alcohol-related liver disease is where your liver is damaged by drinking too much alcohol.

Page last reviewed: 19/09/2022
Next review due: 19/09/2025