Hi Lostlady, and Welcome to the Hep forum!
We are a group of those with liver disease, and those who love them. It sounds like you are very concerned about
your husband's health and heavy drinking. If your husband's doctor said he did not have liver disease, perhaps a 2nd opinion is in order. I would question why the ascites...what is the diagnosis from his doctor?
Here is some info on ascites:www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001331/#adam_000286.disease.causes
Again, welcome. Big Hugs
Wife of themister, a fine man living with ESLD.
Eradicated Hep C, GT3a SVR July 2012 TIPS w/HE Jan 2013 Transplant list Mayo AZ-July 11 2013 MELD 14
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