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26 Aug 2007

My husband drinks between 8 and 18 double vodkas six nights a week and has been since he was 20 - he is now 39. What are the chances of cirrhosis of the liver and what are the early symptons. He has black rings under his eyes continuously - is this a sympton
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Jacqui
He has a high risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver. Symptoms include tiredness, weight loss, weakness, developing spider veins on the body and red hand palms, yellow tinge to the skin.

Your doctor will be able to test his liver function with a blood test.

Dr Bets
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