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Alcoholic Liver Disease: A Ruthless Assassin

by Life Aveda 14 Jun 2024
Alcoholic Liver Disease: A Ruthless Assassin

Imagine a killer which can claim millions of lives without making a sound. A ruthless assassin that strikes without warning, leaving destruction and devastation in its wake. This is the reality of Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD). It has become a public health crisis. With the popularity of alcohol, eager to consume it and feel the euphoria, is grabbing the attention of young youth as well. But is everyone aware of the consequences? 

In this blog, you can read all the information regarding Alcoholic Liver Disease and how it affects your liver. Also, gain knowledge about herbs that can help in liver cell rejuvenation and reducing effects of alcohol on the liver.   

Uncovering the Truth About Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD)

Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) is a progressive condition that damages the liver causing it to become scarred, inflamed and eventually, non-functional. The excessive alcohol intake damages liver cells, causing inflammation and scarring. The liver tries to repair itself, but repeated damage leads to permanent scarring (fibrosis). As scarring progresses, liver function declines, and toxins build up in the blood. If left untreated, ALD can lead to liver failure.

It's A ruthless assassin as:

  • It often shows no symptoms in its early stages.
  • Symptoms can be vague, such as fatigue, nausea, and abdominal pain.
  • It can progress slowly, making it difficult to diagnose.

But all Alcoholics do not have ALD or Alcoholic Liver Disease…

Risk Factors For Developing Alcoholic Liver Disease or ALD

Risk Factors For Developing Alcoholic Liver Disease or ALD

Below are some factors that contribute to the development of ALD:

  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption: The primary culprit, excessive drinking wreaks havoc on the liver, leading to inflammation, scarring and cell death.
  • Binge Drinking: Consuming large amounts of alcohol in short periods can cause sudden and severe damage.
  • Malnutrition: A diet lacking essential nutrients can exacerbate liver damage.
  • Family History and Genetics: A genetic predisposition can increase the risk of developing ALD even when alcohol is taken in small amounts.

Symptoms OF ALD: Vague But Never To Be Ignored

The symptoms in this condition are:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Abdominal pain and tenderness (especially on right upper side)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Jaundice (Yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Confusion, disorientation and mood changes (in later stages)

Herbs To Help In ALD (Alcoholic Liver Disease)

Herbs To Help In ALD (Alcoholic Liver Disease)

Below are some fantastic herbs which can help in coping Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD):

  • Milk Thistle (Silymarin): It supports liver health, reduces inflammation and promotes cell regeneration. Its intake reduces the urge to drink alcohol as well.
  • Turmeric (Curcumin): Helps in better liver functioning by reducing inflammation and reduces pain as well.
  • Ginger (Zingiber): In case of ALD related insulin sensitivity ginger in fried form can be of great help.
  • Licorice Root (Glycyrrhizin): Reduces liver inflammation, improves insulin sensitivity, and supports antioxidant activity.
  • Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba): Enhances liver health, supports liver regeneration and reduces inflammation.
  • Kasni: Relieves liver congestion and helps in reducing bloating.
  • Giloy: Soothes liver inflammation and boosts to reduce immunity.
  • Makoi: Balances and regulates liver function.


Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a silent killer that has claimed countless lives, yet it's a preventable and treatable condition. In early stages of ALD it can very well be managed with herbs and herbal combinations, which help in liver detoxification and rejuvenation but the cessation of alcohol is important. By educating children and the younger generation about alcohol abuse many lives can be saved and made better. Together, we can combat this silent killer and promote a healthier, happier future.

Contact us at 7743002520 to learn how our Premium Liv Guard Capsules, Liv Guard Syrup and Fatty Liver Care Pack  can help in improving and maintaining your liver health with Life Aveda Expert Ayurveda Doctor.




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