Cirrhosis of the Liver – Dr. Drew Pinsky Reveals What Heavy Drinking Does to the Liver

In a recently resurfaced clip, Dr. Drew Pinksy reveals what cirrhosis of the liver looks like.
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Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. Iโ€™m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, ๐“ž๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ช ๐“‘. ๐“ข๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ญ ๐Ÿ’‹

4 thoughts on “Cirrhosis of the Liver – Dr. Drew Pinsky Reveals What Heavy Drinking Does to the Liver

  1. Hi Olivia, I seen first hand how this disease affects someone. My dad had it 17 years ago due to alcohol abuse. The first time I saw my dad after he had went on a bender for months I nearly dropped at the front door as he opened it. He was a deathly colour (no jaundice strangely), his abdomen was hugely distended that it looked like he was due triplets, his legs and ankles were also badly swollen and his skin dry all over and he was short of breath. I needed to take him to the hospital but none of his clothes or shoes fit so I had to go the a clothing store and buy him XXXL clothes and loose footwear. He was taken straight into the emergency ward and put onto heart monitors as they worried he might arrest from the huge pressure of the fluid in his abdomen on his heart and other organs. He joke at the time that he should have been dropped off at maternity he was so big. I knew he was embarrassed as people stared at him though. The next day they drained 11 litres of fluid from his abdominal cavity – a procedure carried out with a huge needle. Then a further 9 litres a couple of days later and again nearly 8 litres. We were told his liver was shutting down and he would be lucky to have 6 months left to live. Thank god he was blessed and got a liver transplant 4 months later. Even with seeing his alcohol abuse and the consequences, I still drank and it took may years for me to realise I had a problem with alcohol as well. I’m so glad I gave up before I ended up down the road to this disease as I might not have been as lucky as my dad. Thought I would share – thanks, Sibi x

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    1. Wow thanks for sharing, I wish I could stop my mom before she ends up just as bad! I can see how sheโ€™s starting to look and it scares me, but she will never admit sheโ€™s an alcoholic. I too drank knowing it was bad, glad I was able to stop as well! Thank you so much for sharing! Wishing you and your dad well!!!


      1. Nothing got through to my dad ๐Ÿ™ it has such a hold over people that even being seriously ill doesnโ€™t stop them. Thank god my mind went first as the body can take a hell of a lot more abuse than some minds. AA was my saviour ๐Ÿ˜Š xx

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