Is Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy Reversible?

Q:

Is alcoholic cardiomyopathy reversible?

A:

Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is reversible at early stage, but it isn’t reversible any more if it has got more advanced. The success rate of cure the disease is the highest at early stage. However, an early diagnosis is not common, for early cardiomyopathy causes almost no signs.

Be your diagnosis an early or a late one, once you are diagnosed with alcoholic cardiomyopathy, the first thing you do should be quitting drinking alcohol completely. Compared with cardiomyopathy, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are not a serious condition. You can ask your doctor to help you with it.

The readjustment of the diet and lifestyle is also vital. You need to live a healthy life. You should change your diet to a low-salt one, and take diuretics to increase the removal of water and salt from your body through urination. Furthermore, your intake of fluid must be carefully limited to ease the pressure on your heart due to fluid retention.

In serious alcoholic cardiomyopathies, only medication and surgical treatment can help relieve the symptoms.

 

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