Could Excessive Drinking Lead to Hepatitis?

There’s nothing wrong with having a drink or two on occasion, but when you make it a habit of drinking, or craving a drink everyday after work, then it becomes a problem. Alcoholic hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver caused by drinking excessive alcohol. If you’re one of those people that drinks everyday or drinks heavily over the weekend, you are at risk for developing this scary disease.

alcohol hepatitisAlcoholic hepatitis develops after drinking heavily for many years, even though not all heavy drinkers develop alcoholic hepatitis, it can develop in people who drink only moderately. What are the symptoms?

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Weightloss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fluid accumulation in your abdomen
  • Confusion and behavior changes due to a buildup of toxins
  • Kidney and liver failure