First time poster here, severely worried about my liver. I’m 38 and have a 10+ year history of alcohol abuse. However, 3 years ago after developing abdominal pain on my right side I very gradually slowed down. I was down to less than 15 units/week last year and have been completely sober for the last 6 months.
However, my symptoms have gotten worse over that time. I get loose stool every day, I’ve lost a lot of weight, mild nausea/dizziness, itchy skin (sometimes intensely), long belt of capillaries around my waist and an ache on my right side beneath the rib.
I had an MRI and CT scan in December but it didn’t show any abnormalities so I haven't received a diagnosis so far. However, my ALT has gone from 40 in November to now 60 and that’s after I stopped drinking so I don’t understand. I eat as healthy as I can avoiding red meat, fried food, salt and excessive sugar. I exercise as much as my body allows me. I also tested negative for Hepatitis A, B, C in December.
I spend all day worrying because I don’t know what I can do to stop my health from slipping away. I guess quitting drinking completely wasn’t enough. My question is, if you have liver disease is there anything you can do to stop it from progressing further besides diet and exercise?