While all of us enjoy having alcohol, it is important that we have a limit on how much we drink.
While the damage alcohol can cause to one’s liver is known, not all of us have actually seen it. But a video has put that to rest.
Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers, an American TV show, featured one healthy liver and one of someone who died of cirrhosis.
The healthy liver looks smooth and a rich reddish-brown colour but the diseased organs appears rough and grey in comparison and has dark spots of scarring.
It generally takes years of chronic drinking for alcohol to cause so much damage that a person’s life is in danger because of cirrhosis.
Dr. Pinsky also says that it can even cause people to bleed to death if the liver fails.
Cirrhosis is a complicated liver disease which involves loss of liver cells and irreversible scarring of the liver. It is recommended that people should limit their alcohol intake to minimize liver damage.
You can watch the full video here.