I'm looking for some answers pertaining to my brother's condition. He is an alcoholic. about
a year and a half ago, he went to the doc and they told him he had fatty liver. His abdomen was swollen, he was in pretty intense pain, and could barely eat. They told him to quit drinking obviously, but he didn't. A couple months later he was yellow from head to toe. Abdomen still swollen and could barely eat. This went on for months. He would try to stop drinking and then would relapse. He was jaundice for quite a while…at least 5 months. When our mom died, he was the worst he ever looked. He refused to go to the doctor but he somehow quit drinking, took a bunch of vitamins, and and did a "liver detox" (so he says). His color improved, although he continued to look really tan. Everyone ranted and raved over how much better he looked. I know he was on death's door and somehow he was able to improve without a doctor and without rehab (although he did go to meetings). Well, I just found out recently that he has started drinking again (and probably has been for several months). I know it's hard to determine how advanced his condition without a doctor, but here is my question: if you have hepatitis and stop drinking long enough for your symptoms to improve, but then start drinking again, will the same thing come back? Will it come back worse? How quickly can people die from this? I'm scared and I'm trying to prepare myself for what might be coming.
Post Edited (grayskies) : 5/17/2016 9:26:39 AM (GMT-6)