Drinking alcohol can cause serious liver health problems over time. and does not cause much damage
“Drinking too much alcohol over time leads to excessive inflammation of the liver. This can lead to permanent scarring,” says Taylor Graber, MD, owner of ASAP IVs.
“As this scar gets worse Liver function is impaired as symptoms approach cirrhosis and eventually liver failure.”
However, the threshold for “excess” consumption may be lower than you expected. “Drinking more than one to two alcoholic beverages a day will cause the buildup of a toxin called acetaldehyde. which is very harmful to liver cells and over time it can lead to cirrhosis,” says Sanjiv Lakhia, DO, Lakia Integrative Health Physician.
For more reasons to limit your alcohol consumption, check out 41Ways Alcohol Destroys Your Health.