10-13-2009, 03:14 AM
Nice idea to cut back.
You not only do you have cirrhosis to worry about, but heart disease, muscle wasting, and an increased risk for multiple forms of cancer.
What is your general physical condition? When was your last physical exam? Do you smoke also? Do you exercise on a regular basis, the minimum being three times a week? What is your daily nutritional intake?
And yes, genetics plays a huge role in this. If you have relatives who have developed liver problems associated with drinking, it doesn't necessarily mean that you will too, but you must take preventative measures to protect yourself. It is never too late to improve your health and well being.
Lots of variables have to be considered to answer that question, but, if you are asking, then I assume that you are concerned about something?
Have you noticed some change in yourself lately to give you concern? Or, has a relative developed a condition to cause you concern?
I am glad that you are concerned enough to go onto Answers. Can you cut back to three drinks a day for a while, then maybe go down to two?
Please be honest with yourself and if you feel that cutting back is not right for you, then do find other ways to improve your health and well being, like trying to eat healthier and getting in about two hours of cardiovascular-based exercise per week.