*****Can i drink?*****? my 21st is coming up, and im wondering if i can drink,...

my 21st is coming up, and im wondering if i can drink, i had a liver transplant when i was 5 weeks old, and i get taken off my anti-rejection medicine like 2 years ago, anybody know?
Answers:    Ask the doctor.....

A doctor that knows you and your medical history is the only entity you should trust the advice of when it comes to something like this.
This is more of concern for empire who had a transplant do to alcoholism. They may just ruin another liver. If you have never drank, you won't know how your self control is.

You probably can, within moderation. It might be better never to start.

I was in the NAVY and managed not to drink. I be in the Bering Sea when I turned 21.
All the websites influence NO. But one thing is , you no longer take anti rejection drugs.
So I would limit my self to TWO.

All liver patients are told, No Alcohol. You are still considered
to be such a tolerant, even though you had the transplant years
It would be best, if you really plan to do this, to talk with your doctor.

There are different ways that alcohol affects the liver.
The liver is agreed to take toxins that are made by the body
or come into the body and convert them to a non toxic form
that can easily be disposed of; usually by the kidneys and
going out of the body in the urine.

1) over consuming alcohol within short time periods doesn't give
the liver time to convert it to acetaldehyde, then to acetate,
then to carbon dioxide and sea. If it isn't converted
completely, it can become toxic to the liver cells.
[If you were this young, you may hold received a partial liver,
not a whole liver...your liver would be structured differently
as it generated new cell and may not handle this alcohol
with the same value.]
2) consuming alcohol over a long time period can lead to
the build up of fat inside the liver. If the podgy continues
to build up in the liver, it causes pressure that can damage
the liver cells, also. {steatohepatitis]
3) Some associates are more sensitive to alcohol than others
are [therefore, they can have damage to the liver alot faster
or easier than someone who isn't]. Some are even allergic
to it.
4) Taking alcohol with medication can cause an
interaction between them that can instantly damage the
liver cells.

When the liver cell become damaged, the immune system
of the body responds to this. It will cause the liver to
develop inflammation and the liver will enlarge in size.
If someone have a liver transplant...it is easier for the
body to respond against the liver (even if your not on
anti rejection drugs)
Taking the risk that the liver won't be damaged by
the alcohol and the immune system of the body responding
to this...which would cause it to also take a arbitrariness in
activating the immune system against the liver...in my
personal opinion...should not be done.

More Questions: