Prognosis of Alcoholic liver disease


About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Alcoholic liver disease usually refers to the likely outcome of Alcoholic liver disease. The prognosis of Alcoholic liver disease may include the duration of Alcoholic liver disease, chances of complications of Alcoholic liver disease, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Alcoholic liver disease, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Alcoholic liver disease. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis for Alcoholic liver disease: If drinking stops, this condition often is reversible.1 ... Although cirrhosis is not reversible, if drinking stops, one's chances of survival improve considerably.1
Deaths from Alcoholic liver disease: 11,958 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
Complications: see complications of Alcoholic liver disease

1. excerpt from Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA

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