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My husband has been a very heavy functioning drinker .

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My husband has been a very heavy functioning drinker for years. Recently he has lost a lot of weight without trying, he looks quite gaunt. He has an itchy rash which flares up and he has puffy bags around his eyes. He has always denied he has a drink problem but he has actually cut down drastically over the last week. He knows something is wrong. He is reluctant to go to doctor; what could be wrong?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 months ago.
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he most likely is having liver failure from his prior drinking causing him to loose weight and have no appetite and cause him to have a rash.
he won't get better until he sees a doctor.
he will only get worse if he doesn't see a doctor
he should go see a doctor right away for blood testing and testing on his liver.
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