What Are the Symptoms of Alcoholic Hepatitis?

Q:
What are the symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis?

A:
Alcoholic hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. It caused by heavy alcohol consumption over a long time. The symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis vary depending on the amount of damage to the liver. One of the most common signs of alcoholic hepatitis is jaundice.

Other signs and symptoms include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Fever, which is often low-grade
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Weight loss

Signs and symptoms of severe alcoholic hepatitis include:

  • Fluid accumulation in your abdomen (ascites)
  • Confusion and behavior changes due to a buildup of toxins normally broken down and eliminated by the liver
  • Kidney and liver failure

Alcoholic hepatitis is a serious disease. Please go to your doctor if you have the symptoms above.

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