Post Edited (healthynow) : 3/11/2011 12:52:54 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (healthynow) : 3/11/2011 2:24:57 PM (GMT-7)
SW, most everyone who stops drinking will show improvement over time. Progression CAN be stopped (though cirrhosis can't be reversed) by taking the measures that Emma mentioned. Our member, Rick, was on the transplant list and close to dying...when he stopped drinking and slowly improved so much that he was taken off the list. It all depends on whether the patient stopped drinking in time. PG's husband stopped, but not soon enough...so he died of ESLD.
My own liver enzymes remain slightly elevated...and that's the hep C at work...I stopped drinking 24 1/2 yrs. ago. If I hadn't, I'm positive I wouldn't be here today.
I am seen every 6 mos. and get bloodwork and an MRI.