Hepatitis C and Alcohol

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Mary Elizabeth Dallas

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When it comes to your liver, hepatitis C and alcohol are a double whammy. That's a big problem because your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. The hepatitis C virus attacks the liver. Drinking alcohol increases the amount of damage that's done. Over time, hepatitis C can cause scar tissue to develop in the liver. Alcohol speeds up this process, too.

So, if you drink, the damage being done to your liver is not only worse, but it happens much faster.

How Alcohol and Hepatitis C Affect the Liver

In the last few years, a lot has changed in the way we treat hepatitis C. Do you know all the facts?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Oct 23, 2015