Alcoholic Hepatitis; Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & More

What are the risk factors and causes of Alcoholic Hepatitis?

Alcoholic hepatitis is liver inflammation due to excessive alcohol intake over an extended time. Heavy and continued drinking can lead to other health problems, such as cirrhosis, excessive bleeding, or liver failure.

Risk factors

Because this disease doesn’t occur in all people who heavily drink alcohol, other factors may put the patient at higher risk, such as:

  1. Genetic factors: Genetics may affect how your body deals with alcohol.
  2. Having other liver disorders, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and hemochromatosis
  3. Malnutrition
  4. Overweight and obesity
  5. There are differences between men and women in how their bodies absorb and break down alcohol, so women are more susceptible to the disease.

What about the causes?

Drinking too much alcohol. The liver breaks down alcohol so, if you drink more alcohol than the liver capacity, it can become seriously damaged.

Written by Greg M. Wilcox

With a background in medical research, I'm dedicated to unraveling the complexities of health and nutrition in a way that's easy to understand and implement. From debunking myths to sharing science-backed insights, my goal is to guide you on a journey towards optimal well-being.