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I suspect I probably have alcoholic hepatitis due to high liver enzymes (upper 100s) and a long history of heavy drinking. I have no other symptoms of liver disease. At any rate, my question is, why see a doctor about it? From everything I have read, there is nothing that can be done about it except change your lifestlye. If it is still early enough, the liver will heal itself. And if it is too late, there is still nothing that can be done except to change your lifestyle to prolong your life. In other words, what will a doctor be able to do that i can't do myself? Or tell me that i don't already know? Stop drinking, exercise, improve your diet and take important herbs for your liver. To the best of my knowledge, there is no cure for liver disease except lifestyle change... regardless of how early or advanced it is. The only thing a doctor can do is tell you how advanced it is, right? I am planning to go visit the doctor to check my enzyme level, just to see if my liver is responding to the lifestlye change. But i don't see much point beyond that. Certainly not in going through the torture of a liver biopsy. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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