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


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Mayo Clinic “Alcoholic Hepatitis” Retrieved March 4, 2011

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