Diagnosis and Treatment of Alcoholic Liver Disease and Its Complications

Marsano, Luis S.; Mendez, Christian; Hull, Daniell; Barve, Shiresh; McClain, Craig J.
September 2003
Alcohol Research & Health;2003, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p247
Academic Journal
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a serious and potentially fatal consequence of alcohol use. The diagnosis of AID is based on drinking history, physical signs and symptoms, and laboratory tests. Treatment strategies (or AID include lifestyle changes to reduce alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, and obesity; nutrition therapy; and pharmacological therapy. The diagnosis and management of the complications of AID are important for alleviating the symptoms of the disease, improving quality of life, and decreasing mortality. INSET: THERAPY FOR ALD.


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