Alcoholic Liver Disease

What are the Symptoms of Alcoholic Liver Disease?

  • Abdominal pain and tenderness
  • Dry mouth
  • Excessive thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Abdominal fluid retention (ascites)
  • Jaundice
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mental confusion
  • Nausea
  • Bloody, dark black or tarry bowel movements
  • Breast development in males
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

 

American Liver Foundation “Alcoholic Liver Disease” http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/alcohol/. Retrieved March 4, 2011

Mayo Clinic “Alcoholic Hepatitis”http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alcoholic-hepatitis/DS00785. Retrieved March 4, 2011

Medline Plus “Alcoholic Liver Disease” http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000281.htm. Retrieved March 4, 2011

Palmer, M.D., Melissa. Dr. Melissa Palmer’s Guide to Hepatitis & Liver Disease. New York: Avery Trade, 2004.

Worman, MD Howard J. The Liver Disorders and Hepatitis Sourcebook. McGraw-Hill, 2006