What is alcoholic hepatitis? Well, chronic alcohol consumption puts serious strain on the liver and is one of the leading causes of liver disease and cirrhosis in Western nations. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.
Liver cells forced to constantly process alcohol undergo a series of events leading to immune destruction, fatty deposits, and free radical damage. This video covers these primary mechanisms and pathophysiology of alcoholic liver disease and alcoholic hepatitis. It also includes the major clinical signs and symptoms as well as treatment options available.
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Histology by Nephron – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver#/media/File:Non-alcoholic_fatty_liver_disease1.jpg
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